The decision to start your family via donor sperm is the first step in an amazing journey. Sometimes you have a ton of questions, and sometimes you don’t even know where to begin or what to ask. Where ever you are in your process, join us for an enlightening discussion on the donor sperm process and some of the key the medical, legal, and social aspects to consider.
A graduate of UCLA, Scott Brown is the Director of Client Experience and Communications for California Cryobank and works closely with both clients and their physicians to ensure the best experience possible. Along with representing CCB at tradeshows, physician office in-services, and regular consumer events, Scott regularly discusses sperm banking in the media with appearances including Dr. Phil, Nightline, The Today Show, and CNN Headline News.
The proud father of a 4 ½ year old daughter, Scott is dedicated to helping the women and men who utilize Cryobank’s services experience the love and joy of parenthood.
Dr. Catherine DeUgarte
Catherine M. DeUgarte Completed her undergraduate and medical school education at Boston University where she graduated from the seven year combined 7 year BA/MD program. She then completed her OBGYN residency at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and afterwards a combined fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinogy and Infertility at UCLA/Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. She then joined the Henry Ford Medical Group in Detroit, Michigan where she was a senior staff physician in the REI division before returning back to Los Angeles where she joined Pacific Fertility Center-Los Angeles.
Dr. DeUgarte is board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology and board certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. She is a Member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American Society of Reproductive Medicine. She has received several awards and has published multiple scientific papers, articles and book chapters in several areas of infertility and sexual dysfunction and is a Clinical Professor at UCLA. Her interests include preimplantation genetic diagnosis, male and female infertility, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and female sexual dysfunction. She speaks Spanish, French, and Romanian in addition to English.
Diane M. Goodman is a past member of the California State Bar Family Law Executive Committee (FLEXCOM) and the Past President of the Academy of California Adoption Lawyers/Academy of California Family Formation Lawyers.
Selected as a Super Lawyer by Los Angeles magazine for 2009 through 2014, Ms. Goodman is the author of the parentage chapter of Practice Under the California Family Code published by CEB.
Ms. Goodman regularly handles adoptions and family formation matters including all aspects of assisted reproduction, and has taught classes on family law issues including child custody, domestic partnership, parentage and same sex marriage.