Employee Spotlight: Olivia Furnas, Donor Program

Can you describe your role at FCI?

My current role is in the Donor Program, where I work with our team to assist young women and families coordinate their care in egg donation.

How long have you been with FCI?

As of December, I have been with FCI for two years.

What made you decide to work in fertility?

My first nursing position was on the labor and delivery unit. When I started nurse midwifery school, it felt like a natural transition to start at the beginning of conception with fertility.

What do you love about your role?

I appreciate the intensity of obstetrics. I love being someone people can turn to during some of the most difficult and profound moments in their lives.

What is your proudest moment at FCI?

I was excited when I was asked to join the third party department and work within the donor program. It is a unique department and presents new challenges every day.

You see everyone go through the ups and downs. How do you support patients?

I don't support every patient the same, I try to adapt to what each patient needs. Universally, I think listening and sharing human moments with people is the best support.

What is a quote that inspires you?

"The most beautiful people we have known are those have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen."

-Elizabeth Kubler Ros