Meet Our Positive Steps Fertility Staff
When evaluating a fertility clinic, besides the qualifications and experience of the physician, is a supportive and compassionate staff dedicated to helping patients navigate the often emotional journey of fertility treatment.
The experienced team at Positive Steps Fertility provides a full range of care to patients struggling with infertility. Our knowledgeable staff specializes in evaluating and managing reproductive disorders and is equipped to provide a range of fertility treatments at our state-of-the-art facilities.
Together with our reproductive endocrinologist Dr. Parry, our staff will work closely with patients to help them get the care and support they need to start a family and be there for them every step of the way.
Brittany Linton, Nurse Practitioner
My career in nursing began in 2011, where I worked as a med-surg nurse in Baytown, Texas. We were stationed in Texas for my husband’s military assignment. While stationed there, I had a very close friend go through the IVF process. After helping her with her injections for IVF, going to doctor’s appointments with her, and seeing her babies born from the process, I knew that my dream job was to help others with infertility like my friend.
In 2015, we moved back to Mississippi to be closer to family. Well, guess what? I got the dream job of being a fertility nurse! There is nothing quite like being there for someone on their journey to parenthood. After realizing how much I loved the fertility field and while still working with Dr. Parry, I decided to go back to school to become a nurse practitioner so that I was able to do even more at the clinic. I completed the RN-MSN program at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in May of 2020 and am now certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
I absolutely LOVE my patients and view them as family! My number one goal is to give them as much knowledge as possible about their fertility in a way that is simple for them to understand. When I am not at my work home, I enjoy spending time with my high school sweetheart, Justin, and our two kids, Claire and John Ryan along with our extended family. Being outdoors and boating are two of our favorite things to do. I look forward to being by your side during the most rewarding journey of your life.
Sara Slaton, Nurse Practitioner – Shreveport
My career in nursing began in Ruston, LA in 2013 after I graduated from the University of Louisiana-Monroe. After working just a few years as a nurse in labor and delivery and postpartum, I made the decision to go back to school at the University of Louisiana- Lafayette. In 2017, I became a Family Nurse Practitioner and thankfully continued to work in office gynecology. For three years, I worked as a nurse practitioner at Ochsner LSU-Monroe in the OB/GYN clinic.
My call to work in fertility came when I personally faced my own infertility. There is so much more hope than many realize. Focusing on fertility as a nurse practitioner became a wonderful way of helping myself and others. My number one goal is to make sure each person going through this process feels comfortable and understands that we are here for them in every part of this journey. My husband, Bobby, and I are both South Louisiana natives and share 3 dogs and a teenage son. With the two-week wait and more, I know how hard this journey can be. I feel so lucky to be a part of a great team and look forward to helping you personally!
Vicki Butler, RN
While I’m often referred to as wife, mom, Nana, and friend, I am Vicki Butler, a compassionate nurse with a deep love for the field of fertility who relies on faith for guidance. I began my career as a medical surgical nurse, then through a personal journey with a family member, I found my true calling to help those with infertility. So, here I am doing something that I hold near to my heart. I am a nurse, but not just any nurse. I hope to be your nurse: To coach, listen, provide a shoulder to cry on, and help you navigate the intricacies of your own personal fertility journey.
Lauren Furlow, RN
I have been a registered nurse since 2010 and I’ve worked in a variety of fields, but my passion is for women’s health. I graduated from the University of West Georgia with my Bachelors in Biology in 2008 and my Bachelors in Nursing in 2010. I’ve worked in med-surg, labor and delivery, intensive care, and a neuro intensive care. When my family and I moved back to Mississippi I was ecstatic to find my home away from home at Positive Steps Fertility. As a mother of two, I know how important my family is to me and I enjoy helping others to find their way to parenthood. I also enjoy helping women gain an understanding of their health and the many ways that we can improve not only their fertility, but also their wellness.
Dana Croxdale, RN
My career as an RN began 15 years ago after graduating from Northwest Community College. Shortly after graduating, I began my 10-year career in the Emergency Department. Following the decade in the ER, I wanted to move into more one-on-one patient care and went into clinic-based Cardiology.
I am a north Mississippi native but moved near the Jackson area about 10 years ago. My husband and I share a 12-year-old daughter. I truly know the importance of having a family due to mine being my biggest blessing. I want to be a part of helping others achieve this. I became a nurse because I had a passion for caring for people and making a difference in their lives. This is one of the huge reasons I felt called to work in infertility. I love now being excited to come to work every day. I am truly thankful to be a part of the Positive Steps Fertility team.
Haley Quinn, RN
Healthcare was not always my first choice when it came to potential career fields. Upon graduating highschool, I chose to go into the field of social work graduating from Delta State University in 2016. While there, I was given the opportunity to work in the medical profession during my internship. It was there that I fell in love with the prospect of working in healthcare and chose to enroll in nursing school. I graduated with my bachelors degree in nursing from Mississippi College in 2019. Following graduation, I went to work for Baptist Medical Center in their oncology department. For three years I helped to care for cancer patients and those with auto-immune disorders.
Although this job was very important to me and helped shape the beginnings of my nursing career, I longed for something more. I made the decision to branch out and accepted a position here. It was definitely one of the best decisions I could have made. While I have always been familiar with the Jackson area, I decided to make the move from north Mississippi around 5 years ago.
Throughout the last few years I have grown to love the atmosphere and the people I have met. When I am not working, I enjoy walks with my husband and two fur babies, shopping, and socializing with friends and family. I have been so lucky in the past year to be accepted into the Positive Steps family. I absolutely adore the people I get to call coworkers and the amazing patients we get the privilege to care for on a daily basis!
Ashley Hollis, RN
I am originally from Monroe, Louisiana, but currently live in Bossier City, Louisiana with my husband and our two dogs. I received my Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Louisiana at Monroe in 2020. I started my nursing career working in the Newborn Nursery and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and quickly gained a passion caring for families and their newborns. I was able to see firsthand the joy IVF can bring to families and knew I wanted to become a part of the entire journey. It is truly a privilege coming to work at Positive Steps Fertility each day. I care about the physical and mental health of my patients and strive to be there for them every step of the way. Family is one of the most important things in my life, and it’s a true pleasure helping others achieve the goal of starting their own families.
Courtney Gregory, RN
I attended the University of Mississippi Medical Center where I received my Bachelor of Science
in Nursing in 2019. Following graduation, I worked for three years with oncology patients at
Baptist Medical Center. I learned many life lessons during this time and I will forever be thankful for those. Working in oncology gives you a perspective about what is really important in life. I
had begun to feel that I was not where I was meant to be in my nursing career. I took a chance
by completely stepping outside of my comfort zone when I applied for a position here, and it was
one of the best decisions I have ever made! I truly enjoy coming to work every day and helping
others along their journey to parenthood. My goal is for everyone that walks through our front
doors to feel at home here and to ease any fears that may arise.
My husband, Dylan, and I live here in Madison and have two of the sweetest dogs. Outside of
work, I love to travel and have a bucket list of places I still hope to one day visit. We are here for
you through every part of this journey and I can’t wait to meet you!
Lisa Dorman, Lab Director
My career started with an associate’s degree as a Medical Laboratory Technician and I quickly realized that I loved working in the laboratory. I continued my career by achieving a bachelor’s degree in medical technology, followed by a master’s and then Ph.D. in clinical health sciences, and I am now certified as a MLS(ASCP), TS(ABB), HCLD(ABB). I am a “hands-on” laboratory director in embryology and andrology and very focused on patient quality and outcomes. Though native to Arkansas, Mississippi is now my home. I left Mississippi for Colorado for five years to advance my skills and knowledge in embryology. Colorado is a great place to live, but my husband and I decided to move home to Mississippi to be near our friends and family. I hope to help you on your fertility journey.
Mandy Nichols, Embryologist
I received my Bachelor of Science in medical technology from Mississippi State University in 2003, and later graduated with a Master of Science in clinical health science from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 2008. Although my two degrees came from rivaling schools, I was born and raised a Bulldog and will forever bleed maroon and white (GO DAWGS)! My husband and I both grew up in Madison, and we loved it here so much that we decided to make it our home to raise our four boys here, too.
Knowing how important my family is to me, I also know the struggle that some people go through to have families of their own. I was introduced to embryology and fell in love with the IVF laboratory early in my career as a medical laboratory scientist. But then after working 12 years in clinical microbiology (my other love), I was presented with the opportunity to return to a career in embryology, and I jumped at the opportunity – I knew that’s what I was being called to do. I feel blessed to work with such an amazing team doing such extraordinary and rewarding work, and I’m so excited to be back in the field of reproductive medicine, helping patients grow their families as a junior embryologist at Positive Steps Fertility.
Lila Stone-Porter, Embryologist – Shreveport
I attended Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, La where I received my Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology in 2004. After graduating I moved back home to Shreveport where I married my high school sweetheart and we started our family. I spent the first 13 years of my laboratory career learning and implementing quality standards in laboratory techniques and the production of transfusable blood products. I made the hard decision to leave my career and focus my attention on homeschooling my daughters but I missed the lab. As a family we decided we all needed to get back into society and fate brought me to Positive Steps.
I experienced difficulties when starting my family so our mission at Positive Steps is one I hold in high regard. I get to perform the lab work that I love all while helping create families. I spend most of my time behind the scenes but I am here for all of our patients and would love to be a part of your family journey!
Amanda Strange, Embryologist
I attended Mississippi College and received my Bachelor of Science in Biology. I plan to further my education with a Master’s in Embryology. It was during my time at MC that I discovered my love for the lab, and it is now an honor to work in the lab here at Positive Steps every day!
I am originally from a small town in Kentucky, and while I will always bleed blue, I have found my home in Mississippi with my two fur babies. I take great pride in having the opportunity to work in reproductive medicine and I look forward to being a part of your fertility journey as your Andrologist.
Tracy Boone, Patient Experience Coordinator
I am a Madison native and thrilled to be working in my hometown. I have been in the healthcare field for over 25 years and am passionate about helping people. I am here to welcome you to our family—over the phone and as you arrive at our clinic.
Some of my favorite things to do are photography and shopping, but what my husband, Phillip, and I enjoy most is spending time with our family, which is why I can understand how much others want to have their own. My family is my heart and each and every one of them means the world to me. I look forward to meeting you and helping you start your own piece of happiness as you begin your journey with us here at Positive Steps Fertility.
Brittany Powell, Scheduling Coordinator
I am a native of Jackson, MS but currently reside in Bentonia, MS with my boyfriend Hunter, our 3 kids, 2 dogs and 6 chickens. I have been in the healthcare field since 2007 and received my Bachelor Degree in Healthcare Administration from Belhaven University in 2017. In my spare time I enjoy being outdoors, hunting, fishing, and watching Alabama Football! ROLL TIDE! Our patient’s need for a family is just as important to me as it is to them and I am willing to be there for them every step of their journey! I feel so blessed to be a part of the Positive Steps Fertility Family. After experiencing the loss of my own child and helping my best friend through two miscarriages I’ve learned that nothing in life is guaranteed, but Dr. Parry and the staff at Positive Steps Fertility help to try and make all your dreams of a family come true. I love being a part of watching miracles happen everyday!
Chloe Collins, Scheduling Coordinator
I graduated from USM over 20 years ago with a degree in business and have worked in numerous fields during that time. My job as a fitness coach is how I met Dr. Parry, Brittany, and other members of the PSF team. I was hired in July 2021 and have enjoyed greeting our patients, getting to know them and hearing about they were led to our clinic. I have been blessed with 3 daughters and an incredible husband. We stay busy with dance, cheer, and soccer.
Brandi Cyr, Scheduling Coordinator
I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, so people really are my passion. I love getting to be the first interaction with our patients and getting to know them throughout their journey with us. I have lived in Shreveport almost my entire life but moved to Bossier City about 4 years ago. When I’m not at work I enjoy traveling, doing crafts, and spending time with my husband, our dog, and friends!
Caroline Eaton, Scheduling Coordinator
I have worked in healthcare for the last 5 years, where I’ve been able to really pursue my passion for helping people. I love getting to interact with our patients and be with them as they go through this journey from the very beginning. I’m from Coushatta, where I live with my husband and two dogs. When I’m not at work, I love to just hang out with friends and family. I also enjoy cooking and traveling whenever I can. I absolutely love working at Positive Steps and look forward to helping as many people as possible!
Melissa Harris, Practice Manager