Dr. Jacob Ronen – Founder and Medical Director
Dr. Ronen is a fertility expert as well as an Obs&Gyn doctor,
Dr. Ronen founded and managed 3 in-vitro fertilization (IVF) clinics in and out of Israel including an IVF clinic at Asaf Ha'rofe hospital in Israel, and an IVF clinic and sperm bank at Groote Schuur hospital, Cape Town, South Africa.
Dr. Ronen has mentored over the years many professionals in the fields of clinical treatments and IVF laboratories management.
Dr. Ronen is a member of the royal British association for obstetrics and gynecology (MRCOG), the South Africa association for obstetrics and gynecology (FCOG) and the Israeli association for fertility, obstetrics and gynecology.
Grace M. Centola, Ph.D., HCLD/CC/ALD (ABB) – Tissue Bank Director, U.S Office
Dr. Grace M. Centola serves as Tissue Bank Director at Cryobank-Israel's U.S office since it was established. She has a rich background in reproductive medicine, and in fact she is the one who paved the way for Cryobank-Israel to be acknowledged as an American sperm bank. She also serves as Laboratory Director and Tissue Bank Director of New England Cryogenic Center, Inc. Dr. Centola has been Co-Laboratory Director of New England Cryogenic Center, Inc. since 2001. Dr. Centola served as a Co-Laboratory Director of New England Cord Blood Bank, Inc. since 2001. She served as a Director of the ART Laboratory at the Center for Reproductive Medicine at Bryn Mawr Hospital; Director of the Andrology and Endocrinology Laboratory for the Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York and New Jersey; and Assistant Laboratory Director at Offices at Fertility and Reproductive Medicine in New York City and Maze Laboratories in New York. Dr. Centola was on the faculty of the University of Rochester for more than 15 years, where she started the first Andrology Laboratory and Sperm Bank in Rochester in 1987. She has served on the faculty at the Michener Institute for Applied Sciences, University of Rochester Medical Center, SUNY Health Sciences Center, Uniformed Services University, and the University of Maryland. She serves as a Member of Advisory Board of New England Cord Blood Bank, Inc. She is the Author of numerous articles in leading medical and scientific journals. Dr. Centola received a B.S. in Biology from Utica College of Syracuse University and a Ph.D. in Anatomy from Georgetown University.
Limor Yarkoni – Manager, U.S Office
Limor is the one who takes care of everything in the U.S office, but mostly, her job is to accompany our clients with every step of the way towards happy parenthood.
Prof. Oscar Sadan – Deputy Medical Director
Prof. Sadan is a Gyncologist for over 30 years, and for the past 20 years he was the
maternity ward manager at the Wolfson medical center in Israel. In addition, he is active in many fertility researches. He has more than 100 published medical papers. His smile, professionalism, and experience guarantees you are in the right hands!
Dr. Chana Winkler – Genetic Specialist
Dr. Winkler is the genetic consultant of CBI. She is a specialist in pediatrics and human genetics, with over 30 years of experience in genetic counseling.
Dr. Winkler is the chief genetic counselor of large medical aid.
Dr. Winkler is responsible for giving each recipient the correct genetic match with the donor in the goal of having a healthy child.
Dr. Eliezer Girsch, PhD- Sperm lab manager
Dr. Girsch is a senior biologist and embryologist with years of experience in working with sperm and ova. At Cryobank-Israel he is in charge of all the equipment and processes taking place at the lab. Dr. Girsh has graduated (M.Sc. and Ph.D.) in Reproduction degrees from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem and from Weizmann Science Institute (Post Doctorate), Israel. Dr. Girsh gained experience from 1988 in leading IVF laboratories and continued to educate in field of Human Reproduction and Genetics. Dr. Girsh is involved in commercial and clinical projects around the world, and has authored many scientific journal articles on the subjects of female reproduction, andrology and male factor infertility.
Saar Naor – C.E.O
Graduated from the University of Florida, with a B.Sc in Economic, and Minor in Agricultural Law (2006). Saar's years of experience in team leading, both in the US and Israel, has lead him to the roll of Cryobank's CEO. As Cryobank Israel has always set him self to lead when it comes to the quality of service, so is our CEO's main objectives and goals, are to provide the highest and most professional service to our worldwide customers.
Raya Gershenzon – Lab manager
Raya is Cryobank Israel’s lab manager, and excels in creating the best possible samples.
Raya is familiar with every sperm donor from first to last, and our clients trust her completely. The wall in her office is covered by baby pictures, there’s still a space for one of yours….
Mohammad Abed Alhai – Laboratory
Mohammad joined the team after years of experience in clinical sperm laboratories. Due to his vast experience, his work is very precise and meets the highest standards.
Zahir Yasin – Sperm lab manager at Elisha medical clinic, Haifa.
Zahir is cryobank Israel lab manager at Elisha medical center, our Haifa branch. Zahir is a one man team. He manages the entire lab and costumer in the north of Israel. Thanks to Zahir our northern clients get the warm and personal service they deserve together with the finest sperm.
Liron Levi – Office and donor manager
Liron takes part in anything that happens in Cryobank, what would we do without her? She is attentive to our clients, and will do anything in order to help them.
She is the main figure in donors recruitment, and knows them so well, like a close friend.
If it was up to us, we would have put her picture in Wikipedia under the term “quality service”.
Ayelet Barda – Customer division
Ayelet has a warm heart and endless patience. She is sensitive, tolarent and clients confide in her. She will do anything to help our clients, and will support them every step of the way.
In addition to our fantastic donors, Cryobank Israel imports sperm from 7 different sperm banks around the world, and Ayelet has an important part in the process.
Aya Ashkenazi- Customer division
Aya joined Cryobank’s team with major experience at sperm banks and customer service. She has great love for the profession, and will answer your questions and concerns the best way possible.
Yair Ronen – Marketing Executive
Yair has a rich resume when it comes to marketing and creative abilities, after many years in the fields of radio, television, and new-media. His work with us is a delicate one: to let people know about Cryobank-Israel's unique services while keeping in mind discretion issues. Under his responsibilities you can find graphic designs, campaigns, online presence and more.