Our Staff

Natalia Ortuno

Patient Service Representative

Born and raised in San Diego California, Natalia moved to Houston in June of 2019. She completed her studies in Medicine in Baja California Mexico. She chose to pursue a position in reproductive medicine because family has always been extremely important to her. As such, she considers being able to help couples begin their own family both a true honor and a unique experience. When outside of work Natalia enjoys being outdoors, where she likes to go running. She also values her time spent with loved ones and playing the piano or reading in her spare time. She one day hopes to specialize in hematology and oncology.

Monica Rayo

IVF Nurse, RN

Hailing from Oahu Hawaii, Monica has been a nurse for the past ten years and has been working in reproductive medicine for the past two years. She studied at UT of Arlington where she obtained her Bachelor’s in Science of Nursing before pursuing her Masters Degree for Family Nurse Practitioner. She chose a career in Fertility with the specific goal of helping individuals and couples obtain their dream of creating families.  As such she considers it an honor to be part of the process in assisting patients throughout their journey. She has found the overall experience to be extremely rewarding and views it as an exciting career choice.  Monica views IVF as an important advancement in society which affords women the option of pursuing a career and their own personal ambitions before starting a family. In her spare time, Monica enjoys painting, using many different media. Her preferred method is surrealism, specifically utilizing oil paints on large canvas. Some of her favorite artists are Salvador Dali, Leonara Carrington, and Max Ernst. She views art as her true escape and an opportunity to practice free expression. Aside from art Monica also likes to go jogging 3-6 miles daily at Memorial park.

Maria Henriquez

Medical Assistant

Originating from the tropical country of Venezuela, Maria completed her studies in Medicine at the University of Carabobo in Valencia Venezuela where she discovered that her favorite subject was Obstetrics and Gynecology.  After graduating she decided to move to Houston in 2014 to pursue the next step in her career. It was in Houston that Maria was recruited to work alongside Dr. Krotz at Inovi Fertility & Genetics Institute and has further develop her further develop her interest and abilities in reproductive medicine.  All of all the aspects of fertility medicine, Maria enjoys the opportunity to interact closely with patients most, and says that helping patients from the very beginning of their emotional and personal road of fertility has been an amazing and incredibly rewarding experience. Coming from a warm climate, Maria enjoys a wide range of outdoor activities outside of work including dancing and travelling, and enjoys spending her weekends cycling. Maria also has a fond appreciation of other cultures, learning about them through their cuisine. As a result, Maria enjoys cooking for her family, and enjoying meals while watching a great movie.

Brendon Miller

Andrology Laboratory Technician Level II

Originally from Upstate New York, Brendon moved to Houston in July of 2015. Always interested in science, he pursued a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology at Saint Lawrence University where he performed morphology research in a vertebrate metamorphosis lab. There he researched the development of several species including African frogs, even presenting his scientific findings in conferences in Seattle, WA and Uruguay South America. Upon moving to Houston, he became interested in reproductive medicine and focused on Male Fertility. He has gained experience working in several fertility practices prior to being recruited by Inovi Fertility & Genetics Institute.  Outside of the andrology lab, Brendon enjoys several outdoor activities including hiking in nature trails and parks, fishing for pike and carp, fossil collecting, and reading of all genres. He is committed to helping couples build their families, and continued development of his expertise in the Andrology & IVF laboratories.

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