Mark Semple is the President of IVF Vacation Center. Mark was a teacher and school administrator for 15 years before deciding he wanted to help others achieve their dreams of starting a family. He was nominated twice for a national award in teaching, and he has a Masters Degree in Administration which has served him well in creating a variety of fertility programs around the world. In addition, Mark has been a key note speaker for several international medical tourism conferences including the recent Medical Travel International Business Summit in San Jose, Costa Rica and the largest in the world, the 4th annual World Medical Tourism Conference. In addition, he has been recognized with the Leadership Excellence in Medical Facilitation award as the top global medical travel company. He is also a regular attendee at different medical tourism conferences around the world including the upcoming Global Reproductive and Fertility Tourism Congress and Expo in Barcelona and the annual Medical Tourism Association Congress.
Like many men, Mark has male factor issues that contributed to infertility problems.
Besides his wife and family, his first love is travel. Mark has traveled to over 60 countries and takes every opportunity to experience different cultures. Having been given very low chances of success from the beginning, he has been through the IVF process 4 times in 4 different countries, and he has a son from his last cycle in Cape Town, South Africa. He has several embryos cryopreserved waiting for another try.
Stacey Huntley was a doula, or birth coach, for many years and assisted others during the birth process. Stacey had problems conceiving naturally due to ovarian cysts erupting in her youth, a bicornuate uterus (heart-shaped uterus), and later age-related factors. Stacey has undergone four cycles of in-vitro fertilzation, including 3 in other countries. She has a son as a result of IVF in Cape Town.
Jeniffer Reimer is the mother of one son, and has been involved for some time as a patient manager in medical tourism. She is no stranger to infertility, having struggled with her husband for several years with numerous IUI cycles, and progressing to 3 IVF cycles. She is quite aware of the issues that North Americans face in trying to access high standard fertility care in a financially feasible and timely manner. Jennifer is a member of numerous online fertility support sites and has openly shared her struggles with trying to conceive.
Her background is primarily in mental health counseling and support and has a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree, with a major in Psychology. Jennifer has accessed a variety of medical tourism procedures for herself and her husband and has witnessed first-hand the quality of care that is offered at the international medical facilities that we work with.