Jeff Olliffe, M.D. – Medical Director
Dr. Jeff Olliffe conducts the initial and follow-up exams for our donors. He also works alongside our geneticist in the process of approving candidates into our program. Dr. Olliffe is a Member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Washington State Medical Society, the King County Medical Society and affiliates with Swedish Medical Hospital. Dr. Oliffe is a precept/instructor at the University of Washington Department of Family Medicine and has an affinity for bringing fertility options to those who are biologically incapable of producing offspring.
Elizabeth Repass – Genetic Counselor
Elizabeth is a board certified and licensed genetic counselor with 11 years of experience in the field. She has worked in both prenatal and infertility genetics and has an interest in the screening of gamete donors. She received her BS in Secondary Education and Biology from Northwestern University and her ScM in Genetic Counseling from Johns Hopkins University and the National Institutes of Health.
Steven L. Mardis, MSW – Donor Counselor
Steven provides initial and follow up counseling services to donors who participate in the Seattle Sperm Bank program. He specializes in providing counseling and educational information for our international clients, to ensure donors are informed and aware of the differing guidelines/regulations inherent within the international community. Steven is an active member of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW), Fertility Society of Australia (FSA), Australian and New Zealand Infertility Counselors Association (ANZICA), and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).
Angelo Allard – Compliance Supervisor
Angelo’s responsibilities include our compliance with the FDA’s regulations and guidance. This key role of ensures the safety and quality of the specimens. He is also responsible for our directed donor program, and manages allocations to international clinics. Angelo’s experience with regulated quality control and database management are essential to the overall efficacy and efficient nature of our program.
Alan Dowden – Donor Coordinator
Alan is an key member of the Seattle Sperm Bank team. He brings three years of experience in engineering, quality control, and customer service while also having obtained an undergraduate degree in Biology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics. Alan’s diverse background contribute to his high skill levels in both laboratory and compliance procedures which are essential to the ongoing success of Seattle Sperm Bank.
Katie Couture – Client Services Coordinator
Katie has been a Client Services Coordinator here at Seattle Sperm Bank since June 2014. She loves communicating with our vast and still-growing client base. She also knows the donors quite well and is always available for donor recommendations and photo-matching services.
Kandy Howell – Client Services Supervisor
Kandy has been with SSB since January 2016. She was a retail management professional before joining the Client Services team, and brings years of experience in customer service and business management. She splits her time in the office between helping clients, interacting with our wonderful donors, and writing content for our website, newsletters, and blog articles. Her passion for engaging with the public and positively impacting the lives of others makes her a great fit for Seattle Sperm Bank.
Claire Millbauer – Laboratory Supervisor
As the Laboratory Supervisor, Claire works on improving protocol to ensure the production of quality vials. She is committed to maintaining Seattle Sperm Bank as a world-class laboratory. Claire has worked at SSB since 2011, when she first realized her passion for fertility science. She has a degree in Biology and Chemistry from Whitman College as well as a Master of Science in Clinical Embryology and Andrology through Eastern Virginia Medical School. EVMS is home to the world-renowned Jones Institute, where the first IVF baby in the United States was born. Claire’s studies and passion for quality assurance make her a valuable asset to the Seattle Sperm Bank team.
Yoshi – Biological Analyst
Yoshi graduated from the University of Washington in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology (Physiology). Yoshi’s time spent assisting and collaborating in research labs at the UW prepared him for success as a Biological Analyst. His inquisitive nature, strong attention to detail, and communication skills have all made him an asset to the lab team. Outside of work, Yoshi has a passion for volleyball, and plays in tournaments every chance he gets. In the future, he hopes to return to school and eventually become a physical therapist.
Katharina – Biological Analyst
Katharina, a.k.a. Kat, graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Science in Biology (Physiology) and minor in Bioethics and Humanities in 2016. During her studies and prior to working at SSB, she worked in the biotechnology and research industry in Australia, where she honed her technical and analytical skills that have made her an excellent addition to SSB’s laboratory. In the future, she plans to pursue a Master’s degree in Bioinformatics and continue to work in the fascinating and growing field of fertility and reproduction.
Fredrik Andreasson – Chief Financial Officer
Fredrik is responsible for all financial and operational aspects of our company. He is also in charge of IT, including Web Development, and Digital Marketing.
Josh Sharp – IT Director
Josh has more than sixteen years of experience as an IT professional, with the last decade spent working on IT systems in the healthcare industry. His responsibilities include maintaining and improving our infrastructure, systems, and databases. Josh’s experience with HIPAA and the healthcare industry contribute to his ability to implement secure systems that ensure quality control and privacy of information.