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Fertility is changing. We’re here to make sure that parenthood isn’t.

Not just as experts in fertility. As parents, too. And aspiring parents. And people who understand how much that decision matters. We ensure your legacy. You define it.
OUR ADVISORS

Together with today’s leaders in fertility.

We’d like you to meet our advisors—a group of international fertility and healthcare experts as passionate about parenthood as we are.

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Dr. Aaliya Yaqub

CLINICAL INSTRUCTOR, STANFORD SCHOOL OF MEDICINE; STRATEGIC ADVISOR
Aaliya Yaqub MD, is a board certified internist and adjunct clinical instructor at the Stanford School of Medicine. She is the medical founder of Simple HealthKit and Forward and an active strategic advisor to many healthcare and wellness startups. She is passionate about using technology to solve pain points in healthcare.

Dr. Paul Turek

LEADING EXPERT, MEN’S SEXUAL HEALTH AND REPRODUCTIVE UROLOGY; THE TUREK CLINIC
Paul Turek, MD is an internationally renowned expert in men’s sexual health and reproductive urology. Dr. Turek is fellowship trained and board certified by the American Board of Urology. He has received countless honors and awards for his work with male infertility and has provided valuable research to the men’s sexual health community.

Dr. Paul Turek has been recognized as one of America’s Best Doctors by seven accrediting organizations (US News and World Report Top Doctors, Marquis Who’s Who, Best Doctors, PatientsChoice.org, Top MD-Consumer’s Checkbook, SuperDoctors and Castle-Connolly Top Doctors). Dr. Turek graduated from Yale College with highest honors (summa cum laude), Phi Beta Kappa, and then attended medical school at Stanford University, where he also took top research honors. He completed his residency in urology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, the nation’s first medical school, founded by Benjamin Franklin.

Dr. David J. Shulkin, MD

FORMER SECRETARY, US DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
The Honorable Dr. David J. Shulkin is a board-certified internist and widely respected healthcare executive who served as the ninth Secretary of the US Department of Veterans Affairs, where he was responsible for the nation’s largest integrated health care system. Secretary Shulkin has been named one of the Top 100 Physician Leaders of Hospitals and Health Systems by Becker’s Hospital Review and one of the “50 Most Influential Physician Executives in the Country” by Modern Healthcare and Modern Physician.

Prior to coming to VA, Secretary Shulkin held numerous physician leadership roles and academic positions. As an entrepreneur, Secretary Shulkin founded and served as the Chairman and CEO of DoctorQuality, one of the first consumer orientated sources of information for quality and safety in healthcare. Secretary Shulkin received his medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania, completed his internship at Yale University School of Medicine and residency and fellowship in general medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Presbyterian Medical Center, and is the University of Pennsylvania Leonard Davis Institute Distinguished Health Policy Fellow.

Dr. Gail Prins

PIONEER, SPERM TRANSPORT MEDIA; UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO
Gail S. Prins, PhD, is the Michael Reese Endowed Professor in the Departments of Urology, Physiology and Biophysics, and Pathology at University of Illinois at Chicago. She is a full member of the UIC Cancer Center where she serves as the Co-Director of the Prostate Cancer Research Program.

Dr. Prins serves as the president of the Society for Basic Urologic Research and an editor for Endocrinology. She recently received the Distinguished Andrologist Award from the American Society of Andrology. She is an internationally-acclaimed researcher, speaking regularly at scientific meetings around the world. Dr. Prins has authored more than 170 peer-reviewed manuscripts as well as book chapters and position papers.

Dr. Prins received her doctorate in physiology and biophysics from the UIC Medical Center and her undergraduate degree at Trinity Christian College. Dr. Prins is also the Director of the UIC Andrology Laboratory, which diagnoses and treats infertile couples and provides sperm-banking services to patients nationwide.

Dr. Denny Sakkas

SCIENTIFIC DIRECTOR, BOSTON IVF
Dr. Denny Sakkas is the Scientific Director at Boston IVF. He received his undergraduate training at the University of Melbourne, Australia and received his Doctorate of Philosophy at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. His Ph.D. was performed at one of the leading Reproductive Research Units in the world, which was responsible for many of the innovations used in routine IVF today including, hormonal stimulation, embryo freezing, and micromanipulation.

He has previously held positions as Chief Scientific Officer at Molecular Biometrics Inc. and was an Associate Professor at the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the Yale University School of Medicine, where he headed a successful Gamete Biology Research Team and served as the Director of Assisted Reproductive Treatment Laboratories of the Yale Fertility Center.

Dr. Alister Martin

MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL AND BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL, EMERGENCY PHYSICIAN
Dr. Martin is a Resident Physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he is an emergency physician. He previously graduated with a dual degree from Harvard Medical School and Harvard Kennedy School.

Dr. Martin is the co-founder of Symbiosis A.I., a proprietary platform that leverages the power of machine learning and natural language processing to help providers optimize and automate their clinical documentation. He has received a number of awards for his studies and work including a full scholarship to study at the Harvard Kennedy School as a Dublin Fellow at the Center for Public Leadership.

Dr. Marcia Inhorn

INTERNATIONAL EXPERT ON MALE FERTILITY; PROFESSOR, YALE UNIVERSITY
Marcia C. Inhorn, Ph.D., MPH, is the William K. Lanman, Jr. Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs in the Department of Anthropology and The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University. A specialist on Middle Eastern gender, religion, and health, Inhorn has conducted research on the social impact of infertility and assisted reproductive technologies in Egypt, Lebanon, the United Arab Emirates, and Arab America over the past 30 years.

She is the author of six books on the subject, as well as ten edited volumes. Inhorn is the founding editor of the Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies (JMEWS), and co-editor of the Berghahn Books series on “Fertility, Reproduction, and Sexuality.”

Dr. Allan Pacey

INTERNATIONAL EXPERT IN ANDROLOGY; SHEFFIELD UNIVERSITY
Dr. Pacey was awarded his Ph.D. in 1991 from the University of St. Andrews after which he undertook a one-year Research Fellowship funded by the Royal Society at the Station Zoologique, Villefranche-sur-Mer, France. He joined the University of Sheffield in 1992, first as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant and then as a lecturer in 1997. In 2001 was appointed as Senior Lecturer in Andrology and 2015 Professor of Andrology.

In addition to his academic duties, Dr. Pacey is also the Head of Andrology for Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, where he directs a busy clinical andrology laboratory and is in charge of the sperm banking service.

Dr. Francisco Arredondo

FORMER CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER, ASPIRE FERTILITY
Dr. Francisco Arredondo is a respected and experienced clinician with over 20 years of experience in fertility care. Dr. Arredondo attended Medical School at Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Studies, where he graduated first in his class and earned the distinction as the Best Medical Student in the Nation.

He completed his Residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and his Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Arredondo is Board Certified in both Reproductive Endocrinology and Obstetrics and Gynecology. After his clinical training, he obtained a Masters in Healthcare Management at Harvard University, giving him an important new perspective on effective health care delivery.

Dr. Aaliya Yaqub

CLINICAL INSTRUCTOR, STANFORD SCHOOL OF MEDICINE; STRATEGIC ADVISOR
Aaliya Yaqub MD, is a board certified internist and adjunct clinical instructor at the Stanford School of Medicine. She is the medical founder of Simple HealthKit and Forward and an active strategic advisor to many healthcare and wellness startups. She is passionate about using technology to solve pain points in healthcare.
OUR TEAM

We are all someone’s legacy.

We’re a Harvard-backed group of experts who understand parenthood—and how much it matters.

The Legacy team brings international experience in male fertility, healthcare policy, and business with a world-class advisory board.

Khaled Kteily

CEO
Khaled Kteily is a former healthcare consultant at Oliver Wyman in Toronto and studied healthcare and public policy at Harvard University, where he received a full scholarship and graduated with distinction. Khaled has previously worked at the World Economic Forum in Geneva, where he had his work on the future of entrepreneurship published at Davos.

Khaled is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the Canadian Fertility & Andrology Society.

Sarah Steinle

VP CLIENT EXPERIENCE
Sarah Steinle previously worked at Extend Fertility, a New York-based clinic that specializes in egg freezing. Sarah operated as a consultant for women who were considering fertility preservation and oversaw the intricacies of the patient experience. Before her work in healthcare, Sarah spent four years in sales at a FinTech startup, also in New York.

Sarah graduated from Middlebury College with a degree in Psychology and has earned her health coaching certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

Matt Wozny

VP PRODUCT
Matt Wozny has experience building teams and helping startups scale. After a career in management consulting and venture capital, he has held various commercial and finance leadership roles at high growth startups in the Boston startup ecosystem. Matt holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in History & Literature from Harvard College.

Dr. Ramy Abou Ghayda

CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER
Dr. Abou Ghayda is a trained Urologist and graduate of the Harvard School of Public Health, with work experience at Brigham and Women’s Hopsital, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and St. Elizabeth Medical Center.

In his role at Legacy, Dr. Abou Ghayda oversees clinical research, telehealth offerings, and assesses the viability of new male fertility products

Meryl Haddad

PRODUCT MANAGER
Meryl Haddad holds a Master’s in Public Policy from the National University of Singapore and a BA from the American University of Beirut. She has extensive experience working as a policy researcher and consultant in the UAE and Lebanon and has previously worked as a journalist and copywriter for various publications in the Middle East.

In her current role at Legacy, Meryl provides strategic content across social platforms

Dave Lastovskiy

VP GROWTH
Dave Lastovskiy is a growth leader who is passionate about blending the art and science of brand, acquisition, and analytics. For the last decade he has worked at high-growth startups ranging from transportation to fintech.

Lastovskiy holds a Bachelors of Commerce in Marketing from the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University.

CPT John Crowley

MILITARY AFFAIRS
John Crowley is pursuing a joint MBA/MPP at Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School where he is a Harvard Presidential Scholar, LunaCap Foundation Scholar, and Rubenstein Fellow at the Center for Public Leadership.

John’s work with Legacy includes business development, growth strategy, and marketing for active military and veteran clients. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering from the United States Military Academy and is a US Army veteran of the Global War on Terror.

Vrushab Gowda

REGULATORY AFFAIRS
Vrushab Gowda is pursuing a joint JD/MD program at Harvard Law School and UNC School of Medicine. He merges in-depth knowledge of the regulatory space with an international perspective on health policy, honed at the Parliament of the United Kingdom, a Massachusetts General Hospital-affiliated think tank and independent field studies in the Netherlands.

Vrushab’s work with Legacy includes securing all necessary regulatory approvals and ensuring compliance with state, federal, and international standards.

Kim Li

DESIGN CONTRACTOR
Kim Li is a designer with over a decade of industry experience in product design, branding and art direction. She was awarded the Top Graduate Award at Boston Media House in Design, Marketing and Digital Communications. Kim’s multi-disciplinary design projects included works for Wunderman, Google, Tencent and a wide array of startups ranging from fintech to lifestyle brands.

Alecia Eberhardt-Smith

CONTENT MARKETING MANAGER
Alecia Eberhardt-Smith is a health communicator who has worked in the fertility space for 10 years. Prior to joining Legacy, she was the content and social media manager for Extend Fertility, building their brand voice and educational material from the ground up. Alecia has a writing degree from Emerson College.

In her role, she strategizes, writes, edits, and manages content creation across web and social platforms.

Harnek Gulati

ENGINEERING DIRECTOR
Harnek likes building things and pours his heart into everything he works on. From building textable cameras to watches that’ve repeatedly gone viral, he makes sure that that every product that he touches delights his customers. He believes that engineers are characterized by the products they build and the customer relationships that form from them. He believes that engineers are more than just people that fill out technical specifications, but are oftentimes the ones the most emotionally invested in the product and customer.

Harnek graduated from Harvard in 2017 with a degree in Computer Science and has built two companies from the ground up. He now leads the tech team at Legacy.

Sarina Richard

COO
Sarina Richard has experience building and scaling global healthcare businesses. She has spent time in Investment Banking with Merrill Lynch and Management Consulting with Bain & Co, as well as started 4 previous healthcare startups (exited 3). Her most recent business success was a gynecology and fertility telehealth company for women in India.

Sarina holds an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School, and a Bachelors Degrees in Business Honors, Finance and Spanish Honors from the University of Texas at Austin. She is an avid mountaineer and is married with a one-year-old daughter.

Dr. Paul H.G. Simon

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR
Dr. Simon formerly worked as a strategy consultant at Oliver Wyman across the firms operations, corporate finance and healthcare practices. He holds an M.Sc. and Ph.D. from McGill University where he respectively focused on the molecular biology of male fertility and the genetics of type 2 diabetes to develop precision medicine diagnostic tests.

In his role at Legacy, Dr. Simon manages operations and coordinates clinical research and R&D efforts with our Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ramy Abou Ghayda.

Jaclyn Doyle

CLIENT EXPERIENCE SPECIALIST
Jaclyn Doyle is a native of Los Angeles who has worked in client services and operations for over 15 years. She has specialized in industries from corporate transportation and e-commerce, to logistics and healthcare. Combining her professional knowledge with her personal research and infertility experience, Jaclyn is deeply invested in providing a stellar client experience at Legacy.

Matt McMaster

CLIENT EXPERIENCE SPECIALIST
Graduating with a double major in Environmental Sustainability and Sociology, Matt has always had a keen interest in the connection between human health and environmental surroundings. With over a decade of experience in the hospitality industry he continued on to work at several successful startups in Canada’s tech capital, Toronto.

A lover of good coffee, Matt is one of our Client Experience Specialists and is happy to connect and talk about Legacy and the suite of services we offer, the best cafés in your town, or how pollution and micro plastics can have an impact on sperm health.

Jordana Finkelstein

CLIENT EXPERIENCE MANAGER
Jordana Finkelstein is a customer centric, pizza loving New Yorker with over 10 years of client management experience in the healthcare industry.

Prior to joining Legacy, She worked at Extend Fertility, the country’s first clinic to specialize in egg freezing. Jordana acted as a consultant, guiding and educating women on fertility preservation, ensuring a positive journey. In 2018, Jordana was an integral part of creating and launching Extend Fertility’s IVF clinic by building out the patient journey and leading the patient experience team.

Jordana always had a passion for human connection and educating others. Her strengths and expertise will be used at Legacy to lead and help grow the Client Experience team.

Aniela Liesman

OPERATIONS MANAGER
A California native, Aniela received her BA in Political Science from the University of California, Irvine before moving to the east coast to pursue a Masters in Teaching. She is a self-described “do-er” who believes that building relationship, working cross-functionally to create solutions, and taking action are the most important aspects of building a customer-centric company. Aniela has worked across several customer-facing industries including wealth management and healthcare and is a former high school Special Education teacher.

At Legacy, Aniela is our Operations Manager working largely on client results automation and supply chain logistics.

Andrew Ross

SENIOR PRODUCT ENGINEER
Andrew has worked as a software consultant team lead with multiple government agencies across the US after graduating from Emory University with a B.A. in Vocal Performance and a minor in Computer Science. He sees customer-driven design and collaborative technical/nontechnical development as integral to good software solutions. He is also a classically trained opera singer, amateur choir director, composer, and very mediocre pianist.

Fariya Mostafa

PRODUCT MANAGER
Fariya Mostafa has several years of experience managing and growing healthcare products. Previously, she was Product hire #1 at a fast-growing Canadian startup, helping take their service from early product-market fit through to Series A. At Legacy, Fariya works on making our Dashboard useful and accessible to our clients. Fariya holds a Masters in Physiology from the University of Toronto. She was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Katie Bell

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
Katie currently supports Legacy as an Executive Assistant. She most recently held roles in Human Resources and Operations at a fast-growing startup after spending many years working alongside executives in venture capital and private equity in Boston. Katie holds a Corporate Communications degree from Susquehanna University with a minor in Business.

When she’s not helping organizations run more efficiently, you can find her running a tight ship at home managing a flock of chickens, playing in the garden or developing one of her many culinary delights.

Brian Ventura

PRODUCT INTERN
Brian Ventura is a Florida native who has worked in fields ranging from investments to admissions consulting to economics research to college dorm catering. Over the last few years, he has worked at Boston-area companies in product development, with a focus on creating online marketplaces. Brian is currently pursuing an MBA from Harvard Business School and holds a BA in Economics from Harvard College.

Ania Bensonoff

PERFORMANCE MARKETING MANAGER
Ania is a seasoned performance marketer, with comprehensive experience in search engine marketing, display media buying, project management, and analytics. Her natural curiosity, inquisitiveness, and sense of adventure led her from her childhood home in Belarus to the United States to progress her education, career, and personal ambitions. Today those same qualities drive her to recognize and appreciate diverse viewpoints of both internal stakeholders and external partners, increasing Legacy’s competitive advantage and advancing business growth.

Ania has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Bates College and London School of Economics. Her career path spans nonprofit organizations, startup ventures, and global publicly traded corporations.

Janel Musco

PRINCIPAL DESIGNER
A pacific-north-westerner at heart, Janel was born in Seattle and now lives in Portland, Oregon. She started her career in NYC where she worked for 5 years then moved to SF for another 2 years before moving back home. She enjoys long walks on the beach with her husband and 3 year old mini golden doodle. She is an avid pixel pusher and design strategist by day and home renovator by night.

Janel holds a Bachelors of Science in Visual Communications from the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University.

Stephanie Keller

FERTILITY SPECIALIST
Stephanie has a decade of experience as a specialist in men’s health and male infertility and is certified in andrology. Most recently, she worked at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, where she was instrumental in building the men’s health department. In her role, she held training programs for doctors and staff across the nation, and specialized in penile implant surgeries and erectile dysfunction. She has been recognized by the Boston Globe for field excellence and by Jet Blue as a “Healthcare Hero”.

Volunteer work is a big part of Stephanie’s life. She is the past President and currently an active member of the charitable organization Easton Women of Today and also participates regularly in the Power of the Quilt Project supporting cancer patients. In her spare time, she enjoys travel, cooking, reading and music. Stephanie is also a current member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

Kelly Eppard

DIRECTOR OF PRODUCT
Kelly Eppard is a product leader with experience building and scaling global product organizations that focus around healthcare and technology. She loves rallying teams to meet overall customer and company goals. Hailing from Southern California, Kelly enjoys playing sand volleyball or being anywhere close to any body of water.

Felipe Navarrete

RESEARCH
Felipe has more than 10 years’ experience in the reproductive field focused on sperm biology and expertise in cell signalling and translational research skills as evidenced by numerous peer-reviewed scientific publications and patents. He holds a Ph.D from University of Massachusetts, Amherst where he studied sperm capacitation, which explains sperm’s ability to fertilize an egg.

Madeline Streech

SENIOR SUPERVISOR, INTERNAL OPERATIONS
A Denver native and University of Oregon Alumni, Madeline moved across the country to Boston to gain a wider perspective and expand her horizon. Experienced in designing and implementing innovative solutions within supply chain operations of small, growing businesses; Madeline joined the Legacy team to help scale their supply chain activities and contribute to their existing center for operational excellence.

Amanda Randolph

SENIOR SPECIALIST, INTERNAL OPERATIONS
Amanda is a PNW native with a background in healthcare operations. Previously she was an Operations Specialist at a telehealth start-up in the Boston area, and was a key component in the operational growth of the company as it transitioned from a start-up to IPO.

Amanda is a University of Washington alumni and in her free time you can find her somewhere in the mountains on a hike, scouting out new coffee shops, and spending time with her cat.

Jodie Wilson

E-MAIL MARKETING MANAGER
With over 10 years' experience in digital marketing, primarily in performance and growth, Jodie has a particular fondness for all things automation. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Electronic Media & Film Studies from Eastern Michigan University and worked as a staff writer before transitioning to marketing.

A Michigan native, Jodie enjoys baking, reading, hiking, and consuming media in all forms.

Alankrita Reddy

PRODUCT MARKETING MANAGER
Born in the US and brought up in India, Alankrita Reddy has a Masters in Microbiology and an MBA in Marketing and Business Analytics. She comes with experience in marketing and operations in the retail field prior to which she worked as a research analyst. She enjoys combining her science background with her business and marketing expertise to think outside of the box.

At Legacy, Alankrita is working as a Product Marketing Manager gathering customer insights to improve the positioning, messaging and conversion of the product.

Ali Tager

COMMUNITY LEAD
Ali is originally from Lexington, MA. She has lived in Vermont, Washington, DC, London, England and now resides in New York City. She is a fitness fanatic and loves coffee, wine, farmer's markets, and traveling. Her passion lies in connecting people and building supportive communities.

Ali holds a Bachelor of Business Administrative from the George Washington University. She has worked in marketing and nutritional sciences for over 10 years.

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