Our Support Team

Our Support Team

Though we have over 60 team members, the Houston Fertility Specialists team will make you feel like family. A few of our key team members are listed below. We look forward to meeting you!

Cynthia Tamez, Egg Donor Coordinator

I am a native Texan and I have worked in the fertility field for more than 20 years. I have worked my way up the ladder at Houston Fertility Specialists starting out at the appointment desk. I trained as a medical assistant and am currently the third party coordinator which means I manage cycles that include egg donors, gestational carriers, frozen eggs and possibly the combination of all of these. In addition, I take call in the IVF lab and assist with patient recovery. I can’t imagine working in another field, I truly enjoy coming to work every day. I have been blessed with three children and can’t imagine my life without them, this makes me passionate to help our patients achieve their dreams of becoming parents. I especially love working with the egg donors and gestational carriers and the bond we form throughout their cycles. I think I have a pretty cool job in helping create families.

In my spare time I like to spend time with family and friends and of course my two dogs Pablo and Coco. I also love my Starbucks coffee every day :)

Cynthia Tamez, Egg Donor Coordinator

I am a native Texan and I have worked in the fertility field for more than 20 years. I have worked my way up the ladder at Houston Fertility Specialists starting out at the appointment desk. I trained as a medical assistant and am currently the third party coordinator which means I manage cycles that include egg donors, gestational carriers, frozen eggs and possibly the combination of all of these. In addition, I take call in the IVF lab and assist with patient recovery. I can’t imagine working in another field, I truly enjoy coming to work every day. I have been blessed with three children and can’t imagine my life without them, this makes me passionate to help our patients achieve their dreams of becoming parents. I especially love working with the egg donors and gestational carriers and the bond we form throughout their cycles. I think I have a pretty cool job in helping create families.

In my spare time I like to spend time with family and friends and of course my two dogs Pablo and Coco. I also love my Starbucks coffee every day :)

Rossana Cromwell, CLT, (HHS), Laboratory Supervisor

Our hormone and andrology laboratory is overseen by Rossana Cromwell, who has been an integral part of our team for 30 years and has served as laboratory supervisor for more than 20 years.

The laboratory is responsible for performing all of the testing for infertility treatment. Rossana and her dedicated staff provide the testing that makes it possible for our patients to achieve their goals of having a family.

The hormone laboratory runs several types of blood tests that are important in determining how to proceed with treatment and the andrology lab does semen analysis, sperm washes and cryopreservation of sperm.

“I’ve always been a people person,” Rossana says. “I love to help people and have a lot of empathy for patients and what they are going through.”

The laboratory is a second home for Rossana, who is very dedicated to her work. She can often be found lending a helping hand in the laboratory, answering patient’s questions and overseeing daily operations.

When she’s not working, Rossana enjoys spending time with her family and tending to her Bonsai trees.

Rossana Cromwell, CLT, (HHS), Laboratory Supervisor

Our hormone and andrology laboratory is overseen by Rossana Cromwell, who has been an integral part of our team for 30 years and has served as laboratory supervisor for more than 20 years.

The laboratory is responsible for performing all of the testing for infertility treatment. Rossana and her dedicated staff provide the testing that makes it possible for our patients to achieve their goals of having a family.

The hormone laboratory runs several types of blood tests that are important in determining how to proceed with treatment and the andrology lab does semen analysis, sperm washes and cryopreservation of sperm.

“I’ve always been a people person,” Rossana says. “I love to help people and have a lot of empathy for patients and what they are going through.”

The laboratory is a second home for Rossana, who is very dedicated to her work. She can often be found lending a helping hand in the laboratory, answering patient’s questions and overseeing daily operations.

When she’s not working, Rossana enjoys spending time with her family and tending to her Bonsai trees.

Trudye Grunert, IVF Coordinator for Dr. Grunert’s practice

With over thirty years of experience in the field of reproductive medicine, it has been a privilege to work together with my husband, Dr. Grunert, in founding and establishing the most successful and longest standing private IVF program, Houston Fertility Specialists, in the Southwest.

We treat patients as family because we are family!

I am the IVF coordinator for our practice. I am responsible for treatment plans for all patients undergoing IVF, egg donors and gestational carriers. I am also responsible for treatment plan coordination for all international patients.

How exciting it has been to see the amazing changes and improvements in the field of reproductive medicine! I look forward to see what new advances are yet to come.

You can most often find me lending a helping hand or giving a hug to all in need.

Trudye Grunert, IVF Coordinator for Dr. Grunert’s practice

With over thirty years of experience in the field of reproductive medicine, it has been a privilege to work together with my husband, Dr. Grunert, in founding and establishing the most successful and longest standing private IVF program, Houston Fertility Specialists, in the Southwest.

We treat patients as family because we are family!

I am the IVF coordinator for our practice. I am responsible for treatment plans for all patients undergoing IVF, egg donors and gestational carriers. I am also responsible for treatment plan coordination for all international patients.

How exciting it has been to see the amazing changes and improvements in the field of reproductive medicine! I look forward to see what new advances are yet to come.

You can most often find me lending a helping hand or giving a hug to all in need.

Sara Barbatano, Marketing Director

At Houston Fertility Specialists, quality patient care is our focus and we will do everything we can to make sure you have a great experience on your path to parenthood.

Our Marketing Director, Sara Barbatano, would love to speak with you to get feedback about your experience with our practice.

If you are interested in sharing about your experience with HFS, please contact Sara Barbatano directly.

We hope that you will come by with your baby and visit our physicians and staff. We enjoy receiving your birth announcements and holiday cards and sincerely wish that you will keep in touch.

For media requests, advertising and sponsorship opportunities, please contact us.

Sara Barbatano, Marketing Director

At Houston Fertility Specialists, quality patient care is our focus and we will do everything we can to make sure you have a great experience on your path to parenthood.

Our Marketing Director, Sara Barbatano, would love to speak with you to get feedback about your experience with our practice.

If you are interested in sharing about your experience with HFS, please contact Sara Barbatano directly.

We hope that you will come by with your baby and visit our physicians and staff. We enjoy receiving your birth announcements and holiday cards and sincerely wish that you will keep in touch.

For media requests, advertising and sponsorship opportunities, please contact us.

Tour Our Centers

Sugar Land Fertility Center

7616 Brandford Place, Suite 310
Sugar Land, TX 77479

Katy Fertility Center

23960 Katy Freeway, Suite 280
Katy, TX 77494

Clear Lake Fertility Center

450 Medical Center Blvd, Suite 410
Webster, TX 77598

CyFair Fertility Center

11302 Fallbrook Drive, Suite 306
Houston, TX 77065

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