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Our Team

Our team is committed to supporting and guiding you through the various stages of your journey with Fertility Source Companies. Read more about our management and administrative teams below.

Management Team

Donna Raidy


Donna has been with Fertility Source Companies since 2006 and first started working with Intended Parents and Donors who were navigating the matching process.  Her love of order and process helped her to excel and she quickly became the Director fo Case Management.  Donna’s commitment to help grow families and her managerial talents were recognized when she was promoted to Chief Operating Officer, running business operations from 2011 to 2017.  When former CEO Steve Masler retired at the end of 2017, the natural choice for his replacement was Donna.  In 2020, she became a majority shareholder of FSC and the staff continues to put their full trust in Donna’s capabilities, which can be seen in the thousands of satisfied intended parents, egg donors, and surrogates.  Donna says, “I have enjoyed being part of every aspect of Fertility Source Companies.  I knew when I began working for FSC that I had found a calling that aligned with my ideas of family and purpose.  I’ll always be thankful to Steve Masler and the other shareholders that entrusted me with this company.  All my coworkers have a love and passion for what they do while navigating an often-changing industry to bring love and happiness to our intended parents, surrogates and donors.”

Missi Lockwood

VP of Operations

Since 2006, Missi has worn many hats — from Receptionist to Case Manager, Business Development to Recruitment, and now the crucial role of Operations.  Her experience coupled with a business degree from Cal State Fullerton allows Missi to improve FSC by applying research and analysis techniques to all processes, both internal and external.  Her ability to hit the ground running with any task or role given to her has made FSC what it is today.  Missi says, “It has been an honor to be involved in the growth of FSC from front desk to operations.  I will continue to work diligently to improve the systems and processes that make our agency one of the best.”

Staci Padilla

Director of Recruitment

Staci has been with Fertility Source Companies since July of 2009.  She has been involved in many aspects of the company from Receptionist to Case Manager and most recently to Director of Recruitment.  Staci enjoys guiding potential donors and surrogates through their screening process and is committed to helping them achieve their goal of helping grow families.  Staci says, “I feel blessed to be part of a company that is more like a family than a business.  I look forward to many more years helping FSC fulfill dreams of growing families.”

Theresa Ferrara

Surrogacy and Donor Program Director

Theresa joined Fertility Source Companies in 2009, first as a Surrogacy Case Manager.Now she is the program director and her main focus is matching Intended Parents and Gestational Surrogates. Theresa brings a wealth of knowledge and first-hand experience as a three-time gestational carrier. She is passionate about working diligently to ensure all parties enjoy a smooth matching process. She is committed to keeping clients informed in all aspects of their journey and says, “I so look forward to helping even more families grow!”

Administrative Team

April Alvarado

Surrogacy Senior Case Manager

April has been a Case Manager with FSC since 2011. Over the years, she has helped hundreds of intended parents achieve their dream of building a family. April oversees and coordinates every aspect of the surrogacy cycle from the initial match all the way through to that extremely exciting delivery day. Prior to becoming a Case Manager with FSC, April was a surrogate with the agency and delivered a little girl for a local couple. She says, “I feel honored to be a part of something so amazing. I genuinely enjoy working with intended parents and surrogates to help them fulfill their dreams of creating a family. Every time I receive a picture or an update on the little ones, it absolutely makes my day! Family means everything to me, and I truly love what I do.”

Arika Avedano-Tucker

Donor Senior Case Manager

When Arika started with FSC in 2005, she joined a small agency focusing solely on fresh egg donor cycles. As the company grew, so did Arika’s efforts to help shape FSC into what it is today. Despite having managed hundreds of egg donor and surrogate cycles over the years, Arika still finds joy in guiding surrogates and intended parents through the process and playing a pivotal role in keeping things organized and on track. In 2022, Arika went from surrogacy case manager to donor case manager to bring her skills back to the egg donor team to better help round out the FSC team.

Donna Caine

Medical Records Coordinator

Donna has been with Fertility Source Companies since 2017. As the medical records coordinator, she is responsible for obtaining all records for surrogates and egg donors. With over 20 years’ experience in medical records, Donna has a level of tenacity that is unmatched — no matter what curveballs are thrown at her, she works diligently until the records are received. She says, “I have enjoyed working in a family atmosphere among coworkers. We are very supportive and encouraging of each other and that allows me to go the extra mile.

Candace Wieland


Candace has been a nurse for over 10 years with experience in cardiac, pediatrics, L&D, GI along with fertility medicine for the past 6 years. She previously worked with a fertility clinic in Denver – working with Intended Parents and Gestational Carriers. After moving to Tennessee, she began working with a fertility clinic in Nashville while also working with Fertility Source Companies to review pregnancy records as part of the pre-screening process for surrogates. Candace says, “I personally have completed two rounds of IVF and used a Gestational Carrier to complete our family. I have a passion for fertility medicine and a special love for IP’s and GC’s. The process is stressful and overwhelming at times, and I make it my mission to make the journey as stress free as it can be.”

Fertility Source Companies has the following office locations:

Administrative Headquarters

25909 Pala, Ste. 180
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Toll Free (877) 375-8888
International (949) 872-2800

Northern California
1007 West College Ave. #110
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

5 Revere Drive, Suite 200
Northbrook, IL 60062

25 Highland Park Village, Ste. #100-513
Dallas, TX 75205

New England
101 Federal Street
Boston, MA 02110

New York Metro
445 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022