Brian LoManto, MSc – President
Founder of The Desert Southwest Embryology Association. Working in fertility for over a decade, and serving as an ART program supervisor for the past seven years, Brian has proved himself to be an expert embryologist. He has extensive experience in all facets of the embryology laboratory, including: ICSI, Day 3 and Day 5 blastocyst embryo development, assisted hatching, vitrification of oocytes and embryos, and PGD
Chris Wilson, M.Sc – Vice President
Christopher Wilson MS, TS (ABB) is a board certified technical supervisor with American Board of Bioanalysis in the specialty of embryology and andrology. Chris received his Master of Science in Reproductive Physiology from Colorado State University. He has over 10 years of experience as an embryologist. Prior to coming to Arizona, he spent 6 years at Huntington Reproductive Clinics in California, one of the largest providers of advanced fertility treatment in the country. Chris brings with him expertise in extended embryo culture and embryo and oocyte vitrification. He is highly proficient in Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) and blastocyst trophectoderm biopsy for PGD/PGS. He is a member American Society of Reproductive Medicine. On his days off he enjoys spending time with his wife, three sons. Chris’s dedication and affinity for new technologies keeps Bloom Reproductive Institute on the cutting edge of science
Alyssa Michael, BS – Secretary
With a background in laboratory science, I immediately found my niche in the world of IVF. I am able to combine my passions for family and science by helping others battle infertility 🍍
With strong communication skills and immense attention to detail, I hope to connect with all patients and make the difficult journey of IVF easier to understand from a lab perspective.
Alyssa has been an embryologist with Fertility Treatment Center since 2013. She graduated from Arizona State University, Barrett the Honor’s College, with a BS in Biochemistry. As a dedicated member of the Invitro Fertilization Lab, she is skilled in oocyte retrieval, embryo vitrification and thawing, embryo transfer, ICSI, embryo evaluation during culture, and overall lab quality control.
Kyler Swanson, BS – Treasurer
Hi, my name is Kyler, and I work as an embryologist and andrologist at the local infertility clinic, Arizona Center for Fertility Studies (ACFS). I was recruited by ACFS in the fall of 2012 to join the reproductive medical team with a biological sciences degree from the University of Calgary, and 2 years of animal science/genetics experience. Entering the medical field always felt inevitable for me; the fast pace, the cutting-edge technology, and the devotion needed to help people achieve their dreams were all qualities I wanted in a career, and qualities I could offer.
Being from Canada, I enjoy playing hockey and winter sports in general, but must admit it is pretty nice to golf year-round and not have to shovel snow! When the heat of the desert is too much to bear, I like to escape up north and go camping with my family and friends. I grew up captaining hockey teams, holding president and vice-president positions in 4-H, and eventually became president of my graduation committee and earned valedictorian of my graduating class. I feel honored to be selected to hold an executive position with The Desert Southwest Embryology Association, and am looking forward to helping our group become a prestigious, well-known committee in the embryology world.