Meet the Team


Meet The Team...

Chief Executive:          Andrew Coutts


Andrew founded IFC in 2017 after a five year role with Fertility Network UK and is recognised as one of the world's leading fertility experts on IVF travel.  Andrew is a former fertility patient. He is currently a PhD researcher at the Centre for Reproduction Research at the De Montfort University; his area of study is male infertility. 

Medical Director:          Dr Rami Wakim


Dr Wakim is an internationally acclaimed fertility expert with over 25 years experience in reproductive health. Dr Wakim joined the College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2000 and continued fertility training with a clinical fellowship at the University College London Hospital (UCLH) and the Imperial College London. He has worked with some of the leading fertility clinics across the world. 

Patient to Patient Advisor:         Pamela Mackenzie


Pamela manages IFC’s social media platforms and provides one to one help and advice to patients considering travelling for treatment. She is a fertility patient and experienced lots of ups and downs over 18 years before finally conceiving her son with donor embryos in Prague. 

Cross Border Fertility Treatment Specialist:          Anneke Janssen


Anneke is a very experienced fertility practitioner and has worked across the globe, advising both patients and treatment providers about international fertility options. A regular speaker and contributor at multinational expos and conferences Anneke represents IFC across Europe. Anneke is based in the Netherlands.

International Complimentary Medical Specialist:          Mike Berkley


Mike Berkley is the Founder and Director of The Berkley Center for Reproductive Wellness in New York City. He is licensed and Board Certified in Acupuncture in New York State and certified in Chinese herbology by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Mike was the first acupuncturist/herbalist in the U.S. to work exclusively in the field of reproductive medicine and is recognised as one of the world's leading fertility experts in his field.  Mike represents IFC in New York and is available for private face to face and remote consultations. 

International Complimentary Medical Specialist (UK):          Andrea Yearsley


Andrea Yearsley is a certified hypnotherapist, RTT therapist, coach and trainer. She runs the holistic fertility company Pebble Fertility and works remotely with her clients to remove subconscious blocks, reduce stress and address lifestyle issues. Having experienced fertility issues first hand, Andrea is passionate about supporting others through their fertility journey. Andrea has two wonderful daughters conceived using donor eggs.  She chose to travel to South Africa for her treatment.

Patient Support: (Australia):      Ella Mannix


Ella Mannix is the Founder of the All About Fertility Expo and a Director and Non-Executive Board Member of Access Australiais, a not-for-profit organisation committed to providing support for women and men who experience difficulties conceiving and their families. A former fertility patient, Ella provides support and practical advice for anyone living in Australia who is seeking fertility treatment abroad. 

Patient Support: (Asia & South East Asia)        Tania Maxine Hodges


Tania holds an MBA and is currently pursuing a Masters MD degree in General Medicine at the  European School of Medicine in Kyiv, Ukraine. Her interest in reproductive medicine stems from her personal experience of gynaecological issues and working with leading clinics for over ten years. Tania has obtained certification from the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and has published research on endometriosis. She is fluent in English, Spanish, Bahasa Malaysia and Bahasa Indonesia. 

Cyber Security Specialist:          Dr. Christos Beretas

Dr. Beretas holds a PhD degree in Cyber Security from the Innovative Knowledge Institute (Paris Graduate School) in Paris, a Master of Science Degree in Technology Management and Bachelor of Science degree in Networking and Telecommunications from City University of Seattle, USA. He is a Cyber Security Professor at the Paris Graduate School and researcher at the Global Foundation for Cyber Studies and Research in Washington, D.C. Dr Beretas was also a research fellow in cyber security at the NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence in Lithuania. 

Artist, Author & Coach:            Carmen Martínez Jover


As an artist, Carmen painted her emotions during her own infertility journey which enabled her to address depression and lonelieness. Through her art she has created a shared empathy and bonding with others, on similar journeys. Author of, “I want to have a child, whatever it takes!”, Carmen has travelled the world, sharing her art and giving lectures.

Carmen believes in storytelling to help parents share how their family was conceived and this has led her to write many children’s stories including those on egg donation, sperm donation, same sex parents and single parents by choice.

Carmen is available to create bespoke publications for clinics and products on behalf of IFC.

Filmmaker:        Tom Webb


Tom is a freelance filmmaker who creates corporate and brand films as well as short films, short form documentaries and feature projects. Tom's debut feature documentary, ‘The Easy Bit’ focused on the male perspective of fertility treatment and the emotional impact infertility has on men. It can be found on Amazon Prime Video and Vimeo On Demand. Tom also wrote a blog with his wife charting their own journey through fertility treatment called ‘Journey to the Far Side of the Womb’. Tom's personal experiences with fertility treatment and filmmaking expertise allows him to create video content that is both informative and empathetic.

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