in Our Staff
Melissa Braden is the Donor Program Coordinator for the Fertility Centers of Illinois in-house Egg Donor Program. She has been a part of FCI since 2009. Her role includes: pre-screening egg donors, working with recipients to choose their perfect donor, and coordinating matches until they are ready to begin working with FCI Third-Party Coordinators. Melissa’s passion for Egg Donation started when she was an egg donor herself in 2006. She then joined a local Chicago agency, where she worked with many donors and recipients to coordinate numerous egg donations. Melissa brings expertise to her position and thoroughly enjoys helping FCI patients build new families.
Julie Wiese attended Elmhurst College School of Nursing in Illinois and graduated in 1999 from the R.N. B.S.N. program. She has experience in Labor and Delivery high risk nursing, post-partum and ante-partum nursing. She has years of infertility nursing experience which include experience in IVF procedural nursing, male infertility procedure case coordinator, clinical nurse coordinator, and currently in the position of Third-Party Reproduction nurse coordinator at Fertility Centers of Illinois, Chicago/River North IVF Center. She is resourceful with the FDA tissue guidelines and has contributed to FCI programs and outside advisory groups regarding topics of third-party reproduction. For Julie, the virtually limitless possibilities to assist patients to achieve parenthood with all the joy it brings to them, leads to heartfelt devotion in this specialty area of nursing.