Jody was born in Asheville, North Carolina and has lived in Charlottesville for 18 years. She is married and a mother of two children. Jody completed her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration in May 2014. Jody has been with the Reproductive Medicine practice for a total of 15 years and thoroughly enjoys interacting closely with patients and the staff. She has extensive experience in administrative management and accounting. Jody has also obtained her Certified Professional Coding certification. Her passion at RMSCVA is to make sure that customer service is at the highest level possible. Jody's organization and customer service skills allow her to manage the RMSCVA staff so that your experience will be the best that it can be.
Michele was born in Staunton and grew up in Highland County. Michele has over 10 years of experience in the medical field. She resides in Staunton with her husband and two children. Other interests include traveling, scrapbooking, reading and gardening.
Administrative Team Lead
Jocelyn was born in Charlottesville and grew up in the beautiful County of Nelson. She is the proud parent of 3 daughters. Jocelyn joined our team in December 2005 and has been a friendly smile for our patients. She enjoys getting to know the patients and making them feel like family while in our care. Outside of work Jocelyn enjoys reading, shopping and spending time with her family.
Insurance Coordinator and Administrative Assistant
Jenna Woodyard, is the Insurance Coordinator for Reproductive Medicine and Surgery Center of Virginia. Jenna was raised in Buckingham County and then attended Longwood University where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration in August of 2014. In her free time, she likes to watch movies and perform outdoor activities such as four-wheeler riding, camping, and kayaking with her family and friends. Jenna joined the RMSCVA family in October of 2016 and is excited to be able to work for a practice with co-workers who care for each patient.
Front Desk Team
Karen Walker, was born in Charlottesville and raised in Albemarle County. She received an Associate’s in Marketing from Piedmont Community College. Karen has worked locally in the field of healthcare for 25 years, most recently for 10 years with Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital. She is the mother to one son who is a student at Bridgewater College.
Brittany, CNA, CMA joined the Reproductive Medicine and Surgery Center family in the summer of 2015. She was born in Augusta County where she still resides with her 2 children. She has worked in the medical field for over 10 years and is currently pursuing her Bachelors in nursing. Outside of work Brittany enjoys spending time with her kids and doing all kinds of outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, camping, etc.
Monica, RN, graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She has over 13 years of experience in various fields such as Women's Health, Management and Nursing Informatics. Monica is married and loves spending time with her family. She enjoys antiquing, traveling and watching movies.
Peggy Cleveland, RN is a native of Virginia. She was educated and received her degree in Nursing in Florida where she began her career as an Operating Room Nurse in 1976. In 2001, Peggy joined the staff of the Virginia Ambulatory Surgery Center (now the University of Virginia Outpatient Surgery Center) where she began working with Dr. Bruce Bateman and served as Head of Service for GYN at the facility. In 2005, she relocated to the Martha Jefferson Outpatient Surgery Center where she assisted in the establishment of a GYN service at the Surgery Center and worked with Dr. Bateman and Dr. Christopher Williams in surgery and in the development of the RMSCVA procedure room. After over 30 years of operating room nursing, Peggy has joined the team at RMSCVA to continue what she loves to do – work with great people and provide meaningful service to others. Peggy enjoys the outdoors, spending time with family, and serving in her church.
Kristi Craighead MA, graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Medical Assisting in 2004 and has been working with a Reproductive Endocrinologist in Winchester from 2004 till his retirement in 2017. Kristi was born and still resides in Martinsburg WV. She is married and has 2 children. In her time away from work she enjoys running, kayaking, and many outdoor activities.
IVF Nurse Coordinator/Egg Donor Coordinator
Stephanie, RN, graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from Waynesburg University in Pennsylvania. She has 8 years experience as a Labor and Delivery Nurse and spent 2 years of her nursing career as a Nursing Supervisor of an Endoscopy Center. Stephanie is married and has a daughter. Outside of work Stephanie enjoys spending time with her family, the outdoors and shopping.
IVF Nurse Coordinator
Laura Wilson, RN graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing and Health Studies from James Madison University. She began her nursing career in the Emergency Department and then transitioned to working in Labor and Delivery. Laura is a Charlottesville native and is a proud pet mom of a 4-year-old Springer Spaniel Poodle mix, Riggins. Outside of work, she enjoys running and spending time with family and friends.
As Laboratory Director Dr. Purcell oversees the daily quality control and function of the RMSCVA Embryology, Andrology, and Endocrinology laboratories. He is board-certified as a High-complexity Clinical Laboratory Director and as a Technical Supervisor (TS) in both Embryology and Andrology by the American Board of Bioanalysis (ABB). Prior to joining RMSCVA, Dr. Purcell spent three and half years at Dallas-Ft. Worth Fertility Associates, as part of the Embryology team at the largest fertility clinic in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area.
Dr. Purcell grew up near Richmond, VA and received both his B.S. and M.S. at Virginia Tech. He received his Ph.D. from the Biomedical Sciences Department at Colorado State University then completed a three year postdoctoral fellowship in the Ob/Gyn Department at Washington University in St. Louis. As a graduate student and fellow, Dr. Purcell published numerous articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals on mammalian reproductive biology. Dr. Purcell is an active member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the College of Reproductive Biology of the ABB. He is married with two children and enjoys spending time outside with his family as well as fishing, reading, and traveling.
Jessica was born and raised in Long Island, New York. Her travels took her to Pennsylvania where she earned a Bachelor's of Science degree in Small Animal Science from Delaware Valley College, and to Phoenix, AZ where she began her reproductive laboratory career at the Mayo Clinic in 2001. Jessica joined the Assisted Reproduction Program at the University of Virginia in 2002 and made the transition with Drs. Bateman, Williams and Thomas to Martha Jefferson Hospital in 2005. In 2012 Jessica earned her Masters of Science degree in Andrology and Embryology from Eastern Virginia Medical School and has continued her career with the Reproductive Medicine and Surgery Center of Virginia. Jessica and her husband are the proud parents of two children.
Kayla joined the Reproductive Medicine and Surgery Center team in July 2016. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Tech. During her time there she volunteered in a bovine reproductive lab. She grew up in Chesapeake, Virginia and is a proud pet mom of a Yorkie and a domestic short hair cat. Outside of the lab she enjoys spending time outdoors, watching movies, and hanging out with friends.
Jackie Sorrentino, was born in Arizona and grew up on military bases around the US with her roots in Roanoke, VA. She graduated from Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, VA with a BS in Biology and has over ten years of laboratory experience in a variety of settings. Jackie moved to Charlottesville in 2013 with her husband and three children and enjoys the outdoors, hiking, and reading. While she has been with RMSCVA part time since 2016, she joined our team on a full time basis in 2018.
Procedure Room Nurse
Lyn, RN, is a Charlottesville, VA native but lived in NC, CA and FL before returning "home" in 1999. She holds a Bachelor's in Arts in English literature from Stanford University (1971), a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from UVa (1976) and an MA in Counseling Psychology (licensed in FL) from the University of West Florida (1986). Lyn spent 3 years on active duty with the US Navy Nurse Corps and 6 more years in the Reserves. She has worked in a variety of nursing and counseling settings. Lyn joined the MJH Assisted Reproduction Program in 2011 and became affiliated with RMSCVA in 2013. Lyn is married and has 2 daughters.
Procedure Room Nurse
Barb, RN, earned a Bachelor's in Science in Nursing at the University of Virginia in 1994 after previously earning a Bachelor's in Science in Animal Science from Purdue University in 1980. A native of Indiana, she, her husband and two children moved to Virginia in 1989. Barb worked as a pediatric nurse at UVA for 12+ years before making the transition to Reproductive Medicine. Outside of work, Barb enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, running, reading, church activities, baking and being the #1 fan of Virginia Rowing. She truly enjoys the patients and "team" that make Reproductive Medicine such a wonderful place to work.
Procedure Room Nurse
Teri Harris, BSN, RN, a native of Cleveland, Ohio moved to Charlottesville in 1980, which has been her home ever since. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Virginia, after which she completed a nurse residency in Mother-Infant nursing as well as the ACBE birth doula and breastfeeding courses. Before joining RMSCVA, Teri worked in Hospice nursing where she provided compassionate end-of-life care to patients and their loved ones. Prior to returning to nursing school Teri founded Golden Rule Dog Training where she and her staff taught area residents how to use positive reinforcement to help pet dogs be better canine citizens. When she is not nursing, Teri enjoys spending time with her son, daughter, and two grandsons; as well as church activities, gardening, American History, reading, and watching movies with her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Reagan.
Procedure Room Nurse
Ali, RN is originally from Maryland and moved to Charlottesville in 2015 to begin her nursing career at UVA. She spent 2 years in labor and delivery/women's health and now works in the emergency department. She graduated with a nursing degree from Shenandoah university in 2014 following her dairy science degree from Virginia Tech in 2012...go Hokies! In her free time, she enjoys being outside and spending time exploring the Charlottesville area.