Egg Donor Agency Team
Our Egg Donor Agency team offers the winning combination of an experienced compassionate support staff dedicated to providing individualized care in a supportive and relaxed environment.
Egg Donor Recruiter
Cathy La was born and raised in San Francisco and is a first generation Chinese and Vietnamese American. After graduating with a bachelor's degree from the UC Santa Cruz Business Management program, she began her career in the healthcare insurance industry. Her move to PFC was motivated by her desire to focus on direct patient care. Cathy enjoys working in the Egg Donor Agency because she believes that family is essential to one's success in life, as it has contributed to her own accomplishments. In her free time she enjoys reading, playing volleyball, exploring exotic cuisines, and spending time with family and friends.
Donor Match Coordinator
Allie Whitbord was born and raised in the Bay Area. She moved to Los Angeles, CA to pursue a degree in Communications. When she returned to San Francisco, Allie realized her passion for Women’s Health and Fertility and joined Pacific Fertility Center. Within her first year at PFC, Allie was promoted to Donor Match Coordinator where she works with intended parents, guiding them through the journey of building their family via egg donation. Allie’s personal interests include camping, hiking, and traveling.
Egg Donor Recruiter
Donor Match Coordinator
Camelia Varriale spent her childhood in Marin County. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo. Her college education was focused on assisted reproduction and embryological research in animals. After graduation, she decided to join Pacific Fertility Center and is excited to help intended parents through the process of finding a donor. Outside of work, Camelia enjoys line dancing and spending time on her family’s ranch.
Adrienne Valdez was born and raised in San Francisco. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor's of Science in Health Education with an emphasis in Public Health. Prior to graduation, Adrienne was accepted into an internship at the University of California, San Francisco Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences. During her time at UCSF she worked closely with the project investigator conducting a research study to promote women's health. Adrienne's desire to help people and better the community, cultivated her passion for health care and led her to Pacific Fertility Center. Adrienne's personal interests include cooking and exploring the food culture of San Francisco. She also enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her family.
Peggy Orlin, MFT
Marriage and Family Therapist
Peggy Orlin, MFT is a Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in the emotional aspects of infertility, third party family building, and adoption. She has been a therapist since 1984, a counselor to those experiencing infertility since 1992 and has been affiliated with Pacific Fertility Center since 1998.
A native of Buffalo, New York, Ms. Orlin received a master's degree from Hofstra University. She moved to the Bay Area in 1978 where she completed her postgraduate training at the Family Therapy Center in San Francisco and at the Marin Psychotherapy Institute.
Her personal history of infertility led her to sub specialize in infertility counseling. At Pacific Fertility Center, she has co-led stress reduction classes for patients and co-ordinates discussions for staff on ethical issues in reproductive medicine. Her involvement with third party family building includes psychological screening of all involved - donors, recipients and gestational surrogates. Read more...
Isabelle Ryan, M.D.
Egg Donor Agency Medical Director
Dr. Isabelle Ryan is an experienced infertility specialist provider of fertility care who offers patients a combination of excellent clinical expertise, strong research experience and warm personal care. She is Board-Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology as a Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Specialist. Dr. Ryan takes pride in offering comprehensive fertility care employing all types of fertility treatments including the advanced reproductive technologies (IVF, ICSI, PGD). Dr. Ryan is a fertility specialist who has developed a special interest in treating those with the diagnosis of unexplained infertility and endometriosis.
Dr. Ryan is native of New York City and attended the University of California, Davis Medical School. After completion of medical school she was accepted to the prestigious joint Ob/Gyn residency/Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility fellowship program at the University of California, San Francisco. During her fellowship, she received multiple national recognition awards for excellence in research including the Berlex Scholar's Award. This recognition of her exceptional abilities success led to a faculty appointment with the University of California, San Francisco Fertility Group in 1996. Read more...
Director, Egg Donor Agency & Donor Egg Bank
Daragh Castaneda is the Program Director of Pacific Fertility Center's Egg Donor Agency. Daragh oversees a highly specialized team that facilitates the egg donation process for egg donors and intended parents.
Prior to working at Pacific Fertility Center, Daragh spent several years working at some of the top rated Health Centers in Northern California; University of California San Francisco Department of Urology (UCSF), Stanford Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, and California Pacific Medical Center Pre-natal Genetics. Daragh also spent many years as a certified Emergency Medical Technician.
Daragh's professional associations include the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, where she is a member of the Practice Managers Professional Group and Mental Health Professional Group. She is also a member of the Professional Business Women of California.
Daragh graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelors of Arts in Vocal Jazz Performance. She lives in the East Bay and spends much of her free time singing, playing piano, and dancing.