About RGI

Meet Our Staff



Genetic Counseling Team

  • Divya Shah Baxi, MS, LCGC

    Senior Genetic Counselor

    Divya Shah Baxi, MS, LCGC is a graduate of the Masters of Science in Genetic Counseling Program at Arcadia University in Philadelphia, PA, where she was awarded the annual Genetic Counseling Distinguished Student Award. She previously completed her Bachelor of Science in Human Genetics at the University College London in the United Kingdom. Divya is an active member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors and the Transnational Alliance for Genetic Counseling. She is also a Contributing Faculty Member for the Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, in Chicago, IL.

  • Agnes S. Machaj, MSC, LCGC

    Genetic Counselor

    Agnes Machaj, MS is a graduate of the Genetic Counseling program at Case Western University, Cleveland. Previously, she completed her undergraduate education at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Cellular Biology. She is an active member of the National Society of Genetic Counselors.

  • Savanie I. Maithripala, MSc, LCGC

    Genetic Counselor

    Savanie Maithripala is a graduate of the Masters in Genetic Counseling program at University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, where she completed her research on PGD for patients with chromosomal abnormalities. Previously, she completed her Bachelor of Science Honors in Biology at the Queen's University in Kingston, ON, Canada. She is an active member of both the National Society of Genetic Counselors and the Canadian Association of Genetic Counselors.

  • Elysa Anne Bond, BS

    Coordinator / Genetic Counseling Assistant

    Elysa Bond completed her undergraduate studies at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Music. She is planning to pursue graduate studies in Genetic Counseling.

  • Daniel Rotstein, BS

    Coordinator / Genetic Counseling Assistant

    Danny Rotstein is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition and Biology.



IVF Team

  • Svetlana Lerner, MSc

    IVF Lab Supervisor

    Svetlana Lerner has a Master's degree in Biology and Genetics. As the supervising lab embryologist, Svetlana has published several scientific papers in the IVF field since she joined RGI in 1996. The IVF lab is accredited by CAP and is in compliance with CLIA and FDA requirements. It has all the latest equipment and the ability to utilize the most innovative methods that are used in IVF today.