Our Barbados Team

Barbados Fertility Center provides a team approach to your care. Throughout your treatment with us, a highly specialised team of doctors, nurses and embryologists will manage your case individually, to provide the best possible outcome. They are all skilled individuals who provide support, education, information and encouragement.

Our philosophy at Barbados Fertility Center is about superb success rates, great value and personalised care. We are committed to providing high-quality medical care with an established, success-proven, internationally trained medical team. We deliver the very best care in order to deliver the very best outcome.

Since 2002, the Barbados Fertility Center has been helping infertile couples from around the world achieve their dream of having a child.


Consultant Gynaecologist
  • Dr Juliet Skinner
Dr Juliet Skinner

After being awarded the Barbados scholarship, Dr. Juliet Skinner completed her undergraduate medical training at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. Women’s health was always of special interest to her from early on in her training and she specialised in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Dr. Skinner worked in the Coombe Women’s Hospital and was at that time the youngest doctor to ever be appointed the position of Assistant Master of this prestigious Dublin maternity hospital. After completing her specialisation in Dublin she continued as Perinatal Research Fellow. During this time she developed and evaluated a number of ultrasound diagnostic tests both for fertility and for obstetrics. In 1999 she returned home to Barbados where she dedicated her time to expanding the medical care options to women on the island and within the Caribbean. Fertility and IVF then became the main focus of her interest.

Dr. Skinner was instrumental is developing Barbados Fertility Center from a start up unit with the goal of becoming one of the best in the world. From the beginning the mission was to create a center, which would maximise each and every couple’s chance of success by offering the latest technology and the best facilities and by ensuring attention to every detail.


Consultant IVF Physician
  • Dr. Roberta Corona
Dr. Roberta Corona

Dr. Corona completed her undergraduate medical training in Italy. Women’s health was always of special interest to her and after being awarded the Socrates Scholarship Dr. Corona completed her training at the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium, where she specialized in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

After completing her specialization in Leuven, she continued as a clinical and research Fellow in endoscopic pelvic surgery and endometriosis at the University Hospital of Leuven, where she was later appointed as consultant to provide clinical and surgical services in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Fertility and to teach and supervise medical students and registrars.

During this time she had the privilege of working with international renowned experts in different fields of Obstetrics and Gynecology, being involved in several experimental clinical trials and basic research projects. She also developed her own research project that resulted in a PhD thesis in Biomedical Sciences, in several international publications and lectures. The aims of this research project were mainly to promote and increase quality of surgery and adhesions prevention, a post-operative complication that still strongly compromises the fertility and the quality of life of women.

After the achievement of the PhD she was appointed as consultant at the prestigious Reproductive Medicine Center at the Free University of Brussels to provide treatment of infertility, fertility preservation in oncologic patients, andrology, and as an established endoscopic surgeon she was in charge of the Reproductive Surgery Unit. Thanks to this extended and international experience, she has come to understand and respect the diverse cultures, traditions and values of so many different people and patients.

With due diligence, Dr.Corona is committed and invests in each patient’s individual case to ensure their very best success.


Clinic Director
  • Anna Hosford
Anna Hosford

Anna, originally from Ireland, has had extensive fertility experience from both sides of the Atlantic. After completing her nursing training in Dublin, Ireland, she moved to San Francisco, USA where she worked with Dr. Christo Zouves and Dr. Geoffrey Sher in Pacific Fertility Center. Anna spent many years managing the daily clinical operations at PFC and specialised in coordinating overseas couples for IVF cycles.

Anna returned home in 1999 where she introduced the high American standard of fertility care to an Irish start up unit. She managed this for 4 years before getting the opportunity to create her own fertility clinic in Barbados with Dr. Juliet Skinner.

Throughout Anna’s 20+ years exposure to the pain infertile couples experience, her dream has always been to create the ultimate fertility care within a reduced stress environment. This dream became a reality in Barbados as it shows in our high success rates.


Laboratory Director
  • Katerina Arvaniti
Katerina Arvaniti

Katerina, comes from Athens, Greece and acquired her Bachelor degree at the Biology Department of Patras University. She started working with the team of professor Dr Th. Mantzavinos – one of the pioneers in IVF field in Greece – as Clinical Embryologist and later as Lab Director at one of the biggest and most respected IVF centers in Athens. Having worked in the field of Human Reproduction for 25 years, she has become familiar with and practiced all techniques related to IVF.

Attending regularly the annual meeting of European Society of Human Reproduction (ESHRE) and biennial Alpha International Conference of Clinical Embryologists, she is aware of any existing innovative techniques. She took part at the workshop on Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) at Medical Faculty of Dutch speaking Free University in Brussels in 2002 and she got accreditation as Senior Clinical Embryologist by European Society of Human Reproduction (ESHRE) in 2008. Additionally, she is well experienced in the cutting edge technology in terms of IVF lab as vitrification of oocytes and blastocysts as well as blastocyst biopsy for PGS and PGD in order to give a patient the best chances of success. Being very particular and dedicated to her job she considers each patient a unique case ensuring the best results.

Katerina always welcomes new challenges and joining the team at Barbados Fertility Clinic as Lab Director in 2014 and working overseas in a well-equipped lab and pleasant environment seemed like the perfect opportunity to her.


Operations Manager
  • Rachel De Gale
Rachel De Gale

Since joining the clinic in 2004, Rachel has been a member of the senior management of the Clinic and is a problem solver and results oriented individual. In her very diverse role, Rachel is responsible for the finances, strategic development of policies and company infrastructure, accreditation and human resource management, all to support this mission driven organisation.

Rachel promotes a culture of high performance and continuous improvement and is committed to the highest quality and standard of patient care. She positively and productively works with management, staff and suppliers to ensure the smooth running of the clinic and is passionate about BFC remaining a leader in the IVF field.


Clinical Embryologist
  • Natalia Makchzoumi
Natalia Makchzoumi

Natalia Makchzoumi is our outstanding Embryologist, who trained as a biologist and realised very early on in her studies that she was fascinated with human reproduction, so she went on to focus her post graduate studies on assisted reproduction.

Natalia has also studied infertility and pregnancy psychology, which she feels helps her in understanding the anxiety associated with IVF treatment.

Natalia is dedicated to providing excellent patient care and is honoured to have our patients trust in her work.


IVF Case Coordinator
  • Dionne Holmes
Dionne Holmes

Dionne is the IVF Case Coordinator at Barbados Fertility Center. She runs the Donor/Recipient program.  Dionne has worked with Donors and Recipients for close to a decade.  She first started out as a Donor/Recipient Support for an international donor agency where she worked with clinics around the world in countries such as Canada, India, Thailand and Barbados.  Dionne joined Barbados Fertility Center in October 2011 with a wide knowledge of international donor and recipient support. She enjoys working with a great team here at BFC offering superior service and individualised care to our patients.


IVF Case Coordinator
  • Aliya Edwards
Aliya Edwards

Aliya is originally from Toronto, Canada where she specialized in Perinatal care and Labour and Delivery of high risk patients.  This is where she provided excellent patient care to women before, during and immediately after their deliveries. She also provided post-natal care where she specialized in postpartum mental health and lactation consultation. Being extremely passionate about women’s health, Aliya is honoured to now be a part of a woman’s fertility journey from the very beginning.  She is extremely dedicated to her patients and strives to make their experience as positive as she can.


Senior IVF Nurse Coordinator
  • Deeantie Dharamsingh
Deeantie Dharamsingh

Deeantie started off her nursing career achieving over 10 years’ experience as a Gynaecology and Women’s Health Nurse and then progressed into another 10 years specializing as an IVF Nurse in the UK. Deeantie’s passion for detail and care give her patients the support needed through their fertility journey.

Deeantie was born in the Caribbean and has returned back to help create the next generation.

An enthusiastic and motivated person who enjoys a challenge and is committed to learning new ideas, Deeantie is a strong member of the team and is dedicated to her patients.


Medical Assistant
  • Lyn-Marie Hunte-Belgrave
Lyn-Marie Hunte-Belgrave

As Medical Assistant, Lyn-Marie has many roles, such as performing all phlebotomy services needed on patients before and during cycle, assisting both doctors and nurses with patient procedures. Lyn was born in Barbados but furthered her studies in New York where she obtained her certificate as a Medical Office Assistant in 2010.

Lyn-Marie worked as an MA in NYC for 3 years, including working at United Cerebral Palsy where she took care of many patients with mental and physical disabilities. This experience taught her compassion and the importance of offering emotional support to all and having a positive attitude – these are traits she has brought with her and shows all patients she comes into contact with here at BFC.


Head Receptionist
  • Cyrilene Austrie
Cyrilene Austrie

Cyrilene, originally from Barbados, is the Head Receptionist at Barbados Fertility Center and has been with the clinic since it opened its doors. Cyrilene is an expert in this field. She worked as a legal secretary in a busy, successful firm in the UK. Cyrilene returned to Barbados in 1999 after many years in the UK and has since worked with Dr. Skinner in the medical field exclusively.

Cyrilene manages the front desk with precision and efficiency to ensure our couples get prompt medical and administrative attention. Her warm and sincere greeting has become her trademark.


Finance Administrator
  • Rhonda Greaves
Rhonda Greaves

Rhonda, a Barbadian, worked with UK expatriates at the Department for International Development at the British High Commission for 21 years. She started there as a Receptionist and moved up through the ranks to Secretary and then to Network Assistant. Rhonda joined Barbados Fertility Center in 2005 and brings to the team a wealth of experience in dealing with members of the public, from Barbados, other Caribbean islands and the UK.

She is proud to welcome patients to her beautiful Caribbean island home and is excellent at making patients feel at home and is very efficient at interacting with patients. Rhonda coordinates the financial quotes and payment receipts for all BFC patients and guides them through the financial steps of their fertility treatment.


Patient Liaison Coordinator
  • Danielle Wilson
Danielle Wilson

Danielle is our Patient Liaison Coordinator and joined the BFC team at the beginning of 2016 after 15 years in the tourism industry.  From Barbados to the rainforests of Guyana she has worked with people from all over the world to achieve their travel goals.  Danielle is more than enthusiastic to be able to help our patients with arranging all details of their travel to BFC and to make the process run as smooth as possible for this incredible journey they are on.

She is also in charge of booking and scheduling treatments at our Life Wellness Center in coordination with their clinic schedule to achieve the healthiest mind and body.


Theatre Nurse
  • Saneisha Forde
Saneisha Forde

Saneisha is the theatre nurse at the Barbados Fertility Centre. She was born in Barbados where she did her nursing training. She has been a registered nurse for over 8 years. Her roles include assisting doctors with surgical procedures, embryo tranfers and monitoring patients during the recovery process.

Her main priorities  are to ensure patients have a safe recovery, while answering questions and providing emotional support.


Medical Assistant
  • Latisha Gittens
Latisha Gittens

Latisha Gittens is one of the Medical Assistants at BFC. Latisha is from Barbados and is a high-spirited, fun loving individual with a reassuring bedside manner.

She assists both doctors and nurses with phlebotomy services required for our patients before and during cycles. She is also dedicated to providing patients with the best possible care.


Data Analyst
  • Jaime Bristol
Jaime Bristol

Jaime is our Data Analyst, specialized in Developmental Statistics, Survey Research Design and Management. Jaime has over eight years’ experience in Analytics and Research Methodology and brought her expertise and skills to assist in the collection, organization and dissemination of the continuous flow of data, and other projects within the clinic. Early on her academic career she realised her love for excellence in research, and prides herself in ensuring the unremitting revision of data collection systems and statistical analytical processes for efficiency, so as to elevate the operation and progress of the clinic.

Jaime ensures that the quality control policies and plans are up-to-date in order for us to maintain our gold seal for fertility treatment in Barbados received from the Joint Commissions International Accreditation (JCI), so that patients who come to us are assured they are receiving world class patient care.


Marketing Director
  • Ralph Hosford
Ralph Hosford

Since 2002, Ralph has enjoyed keeping the lines of communication open between the medical team at BFC and the patients past, present and future. The ethos at BFC has always been to help infertility patients understand their condition and provide support through educational seminars and raising awareness through the media.

Ralph is very proud to represent BFC and the dedicated team who have helped thousands of couples realise their dream of a family. When you come to the clinic, please come visit him as he is always interested in talking to patients!

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