RMANJ believes that nurses are a vital part of the comprehensive care experience, which is why our team is comprised of nurses whose passion for helping patients is matched only by their commitment to staying at the forefront of reproductive medicine. Our care team is focused on you and your fertility care needs.
It’s no surprise, then, that RMANJ has been recognized as a Center of Nursing Excellence by The Executive Board of the Nurses’ Professional Group – American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).
Carolyn Collins is the Third Party Team Nurse Manager in Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey’s Basking Ridge office. When she isn’t coordinating care, she enjoys exercising, cooking and spending time with her twin daughters.
Carolyn Collins developed an interest in science and health from an early age, and discovered that caring for others was a natural path for her.
Collins attended Villanova University in Pennsylvania, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. After graduation, she entered the nursing field as a labor and delivery nurse at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, N.J., before moving to Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. After working nights for several years, Collins decided she wanted to explore a different avenue in women’s health and was introduced to the field of reproductive medicine by a friend. It was then that she discovered her passion for infertility care and joined Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey.
Currently, Collins is the Third Party Team Nurse Manager in RMANJ’s Basking Ridge office. She enjoys working closely with patients who struggle with infertility and is proud of the dedicated team she works alongside.
“There is nothing more satisfying than seeing a patient achieve their dream of having a family,” she said.
When she isn’t working, she enjoys exercising, cooking and spending time with her twin daughters.
Michelle Cresci is a Third Party Assistant Nurse Administrator in Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey’s Basking Ridge office. When she isn’t coordinating patient care, she loves to sit down with a good book and build on her already extensive Pinterest account.
Michelle Cresci was introduced to the nursing profession by a close family friend when she was just a teenager. She immediately became enamored with the field and decided that she wanted to go to school to become a nurse.
Cresci attended Ramapo College of New Jersey in Mahwah, N.J., and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. When she graduated she entered the field as a medical surgical nurse at a local hospital in Montclair, N.J. She later joined Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey after being introduced to the field of reproductive medicine by a colleague.
She serves as the Third Party Assistant Nurse Administrator at RMANJ’s Basking Ridge office. Cresci assists patients in coordinating their fertility care while also supporting the nurses on the Third Party team.
When she isn’t working, Cresci loves to submerge herself in a good book and build on her already extensive Pinterest account.
Samantha Colombo is a Third Party Nurse working alongside the doctors in the Basking Ridge office. A New Jersey native, she began working for RMANJ as a clinical assistant while she was in high school and then returned to the RMANJ team after she graduated from college.
Samantha Colombo knew from a young age that she wanted to be a nurse. As an effort to fuel her passion while in high school, she started working for Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey as a clinical assistant.
“Working at RMANJ in high school fostered my love for the fertility world, and I knew it was what I wanted to do,” she said. Upon graduation from Villanova University in Pennsylvania, Colombo worked in an emergency room in order to round out her nursing experience. Not long after, she found herself longing to be working for RMANJ again.
“Coming back to RMANJ was always my goal and I’m very fortunate to be able to work my dream job!”
She first came back to RMANJ as an IVF nurse but soon after found her place on the Third Party Team at the Basking Ridge location.
“I love being able to help people achieve their dreams of having a family!” she said.
When she isn’t working, Colombo takes every opportunity she can to vacation by the crystal clear water in Lake George, NY.
Sue, a New Jersey native, is a Third Party Nurse Coordinator in our Basking Ridge location. She spends her time assisting couples in becoming in parents and loves nothing more than discharging pregnant patients. In her free time, she can be found baking and traveling with her family.
Sue Welgos earned her nursing degree from County College of Morris and immediately joined the reproductive endocrinology field. Originally slated to work in a family physician’s office, it was her love of women’s health that brought her to RMANJ.
“I knew from a very young age that I wanted to be a nurse. Becoming a part of the reproductive medicine field has been a blessing,” Welgos recently said.
A member of Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey’s Third Party Reproductive team in Basking Ridge, Welgos prides herself on building patient relationships and sharing the fertility journey with them.
“Discharging a pregnant patient is the best feeling,” she said, “And of course, a patient sharing their new baby with us!”
In her free time, Welgos can be found experimenting with new recipes and traveling with her family.
Kelly Hill is a Third Party Nurse Coordinator at RMANJ’s Basking Ridge office. A former EMT, Hill enjoys spending time with her family and volunteering with her local fire department.
Kelly Hill always had a passion for helping people, even as a young child. She became a volunteer EMT in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, during high school.
“The influence of my family members who were nurses sparked my interest, but the hands on experience as an EMT drove me to pursue a nursing career,” she said.
Hill graduated from York College of Pennsylvania with her Bachelor of Science in nursing and immediately began working in a family medicine practice and at a Saint Clare’s hospital before joining the team at Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey.
“I’ve always been drawn to reproductive medicine and I found RMANJ to be a leader in the industry and knew I wanted to be a part of the team here,” she said.
She currently serves as a Third Party Nurse Coordinator in RMANJ’s Basking Ridge office. Hill enjoys spending time with her family and her pets which include two dogs named Bella and Bandit and a sugar glider named Bailey. She also enjoys assisting in functions at the Whitehouse Station Volunteer Fire Company.
Shannon Lighton is a Third Party Nurse who works alongside our physicians in the Basking Ridge office. Originally from upstate New York, she spends most of her free time pursuing her master’s degree in nursing.
Shannon Lighton was born and raised in Syracuse, New York. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Nazareth College in Rochester, NY. Shortly after graduating she began her nursing career in medical surgical and then moved on to be an oncology nurse.
“I love helping others and I can’t think of a better profession to be in,” she recalled. Several years ago, Lighton had a few close friends who were struggling with infertility and their conversations piqued her interest in the field.
“The more we talked about infertility the more I became interested in reproductive medicine,” she said. Shortly after, Lighton found herself joining the staff at Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey.
“I knew I wanted to work with RMANJ because they’re a leader in the industry and their founding partners have such impressive backgrounds,” Lighton said. She currently serves as a Third Party Nurse in the Basking Ridge office.
When she isn’t helping couples build families, she spends her time pursuing her master’s degree in nursing from Benedictine University.