Meet the Team
Feedback from a recipient parent: “Excellent and efficient service. Only agency we found who operated with empathy and really put us at the centre of the process. No unnecessary pressure to rush in to choosing a particular donor and making a payment for someone who might not be the right choice. I would wholeheartedly recommend Nurture.”
Feedback from a donor: "This has truly been an amazing experience. Thank you to the Nurture team for being with me every single step of the way and providing me with so much support throughout the whole process. Thank you for helping me change others' lives. I will definitely be doing this again"
Tertia Albertyn Founder & Director
Tertia is the founder of Nurture - South Africa’s most successful Egg Donation Program. An accomplished speaker and an award-winning published author, she is highly regarded in South Africa and internationally for the work she does in infertility advocacy and egg donation. Tertia is a seasoned infertility veteran and is now the mother of three kids. In the five years, nine IVFs and many losses it took to conceive her children, she has seen and done it all. Tertia has taken her experiences as an infertility veteran and channeled it into something positive for others. In 2007, she co-founded South Africa’s biggest infertility support portal (www.fertilicare.org) and in 2008 she launched Nurture, the country’s premier Egg Donor Program (www.nurture.co.za). Her popular blog (www.tertia.org) was rated the top blog in the country in 2007, 2008 and 2009. She released her book ‘So Close’ in 2006, based on her infertility journey. Tertia was recognized by the renowned international organization RESOLVE in 2011 in New York for her outstanding contribution to the family-building community. Tertia lives in Cape Town and has a PDM from Wits Business School and an MBA from the University of Cape Town.
Contact Tertia on email@example.com or 0824418639
Kim Lazarus Egg Bank Director & Recipient Support
Kim is our Recipient Support person and the Director of our Frozen Egg Bank Program. With a degree in Psychology, 17 of her own IVF’s under her belt and over a decade of experience in the industry, she is well qualified to provide care, support and a hand to hold to our recipient parents. Kim has worked with recipients and intended parents for over 16 years, helping close to 5000 recipients find their perfect donor and their happy ever after. Kim lives in Camps Bay with her husband, 2 sons and collection of little dogs.
Contact Kim on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0832619956
Bronwyn Hockly Recipient Support
Although born and raised a small-town girl, Bronwyn now lives in Johannesburg. She is a former egg donor herself having donated a few times successfully, and has over 5 years of experience working for a leading Fertility Clinic in South Africa as a Donor & Recipient Co-Ordinator, assisting patients with all forms of third party conception (egg donors, sperm donors and donor embryos).
Contact Bronwyn on email@example.com or 0722797870
Anica Taljaard Donor Support & Administration
Anica is our super star Nurture Donor Support & Donor Admin person. She takes care of our egg donors from the time they sign up and throughout their donation, from start to finish.
Anica has extensive experience in education and is a nurturer by nature. She is the perfect person to guide our fabulous egg donors through the process of becoming an egg donor and supporting them through the egg donation process.
Contact Anica on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0765500530
Carla Rossouw Donor & Egg Bank Administration
Carla has been working in Online Sales for most of her life, but her heart has always had a yearning to be in a position where she could help people, especially within the medical field. She believes that she is now in the right place and doing what she was destined to do.
Carla was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2022 and although MS has impacted her life, it’s also provided her with many opportunities, and she has met some amazing people on her journey.
“MS has made me strong, bold, courageous, and as difficult as it is sometimes, there’s so much life that I have been able to live.”
Carla lives in Pringle Bay with her husband, sausage dog and 3 cats.
“I cannot do all the good that the world needs. But the world needs all the good that I can do.” – Jana Stanfield
Contact Carla on email@example.com or 0611949246
Charlene Sibanda Donor Support
Charlene has extensive experience in donor and recipient parent support, having spent 9 years working for a leading Fertility Clinic in South Africa as a Donor & Recipient Co-Ordinator.
“I believe this is my true passion, and I have been fortunate enough to work with both donors and recipients, which helps me see and understand both sides of their journey. It's an enriching experience to know that we are making a positive difference in someone's life as they get closer to achieving their dreams.”
In her role as Donor Support, Charlene ensures our egg donors are well taken care of before, during, and after their donation journey.
Charlene is based in Gauteng, and lives by Maya Angelou's famous quote, “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”
Contact Charlene on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0719868505