Meet the Staff
Ciera Roberts, MSN, APN, WHNP-BC
Ciera Roberts is our Board Certified Women's Health Nurse Practitioner. She has dedicated her career to caring for women in all walks of life. Her background includes public health, gynecologic and breast post-operative, high risk obstetric, and newborn nursing. In addition to fertility services, Ciera provides annual exams, pap smears, hormone therapy, and management/treatment of chronic conditions, such as: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), pelvic pain, and endometriosis. She is a native of East Tennessee and is so excited to serve our patients here at the Southeastern Center for Fertility and Reproductive Surgery. Please call to schedule an appointment or click here to use our contact form.
Mari Campbell, LPN
Mari Campbell is a Licensed Practical Nurse who serves as our OB/GYN Nurse. She is a Knoxville native and has made nursing a lifetime career. Mari has great experience in the area of women's healthcare and has assisted hundreds of patients with all of their medical needs from achieving pregnancy to providing general women's healthcare.
Carol Sommerfelt, T.S., E.L.D. (ABB), IVF Laboratory Director, Embryologist, and Andrologist
Carol Sommerfelt, ELD, is our embryologist and andrologist. Carol is a graduate of Ohio State University and has resided in TN since 1982. Carol has numerous years of experience in the areas of human reproduction and assisted reproductive technologies and has been involved in the fertility field since 1977. Prior to joining Dr. Keenan, Carol was the laboratory director and embryologist for over 10 years at UT Medical Center in Memphis, TN. Carol handles all the IVF laboratory procedures including fresh IVF and frozen/thawed embryo transfers. She also schedules and performs male fertility testing including complex semen analysis testing, antisperm antibody testing, and sperm cryopreservation for oncology patients. Having been involved with the initial establishment of the NEDC in 2003, Carol is responsible for the procurement and storage of the donated embryos as well as assuring that both donating and receiving couples have completed the necessary steps to either donate their embryos or receive donated embryos. Carol also acts in an advisory position under several DHHS grants for the dissemination of information on embryo donation and adoption.
Lynda McCollum, RN, IVF Nurse Coordinator
Lynda McCollum is our IVF Nurse Coordinator. She assists our IVF patients and NEDC patients with medication protocols, lab results, and embryo transfer procedures. She is originally from Townsend and currently lives in Maryville. She is married and has two sons and two grandchildren. Her background is in hospital-based medical oncology, but she is enjoying the transition to the world of fertility. She has a compassionate heart, is always welcoming, and would be happy to answer any of your questions with a smile.
Sandra Partilla, RN
Sandra Partilla, RN is a registered nurse who is joining us part time to assist with our increasingly busy schedules. She previously worked at Children's Hospital, and will be assisting both Mari and Lynda with phone calls, lab orders, and prescription refills. She will also be helping to bring patients back to the exam rooms and prepare them for their visits with Dr. Keenan and nurse practitioner, Ciera Roberts. Sandra is very friendly and eager to help. We hope you will join us in welcoming her.
Sherry Schoolfield, Phlebotomist
Sherry Schoolfield is our on-site laboratory phlebotomist, provided by Solstas Lab Partners. Sherry provides our patients with gentle venipuncture and prepares specimens for testing. Sherry has been practicing phlebotomy since 1999.
D. La 'Jean Robinson, BSN, RN, MBA, Practice Manager
La 'Jean has been working in the healthcare field for over 30 years. Her background as a registered nurse and her business experience in hospital administration and company ownership has positioned her well for the dynamics of our growing practice in a multifaceted healthcare system. Being a native of the Deep South, La 'Jean and her old plump Scottie dog both find the cooler temperatures of Knoxville as inviting and welcoming as the people of Tennessee. Please feel free to contact her with any financial needs or practice inquiries.
Taylor Taylor, Front Office Coordinator
Our Front Office Coordinator, Taylor, ensures that your visit to the Southeastern Center for Fertility and Reproductive Surgery is pleasant while coordinating your care with Dr. Keenan and nurse practitioner, Ciera Roberts, WHNP-BC. Taylor is a Tennessee Native and is married with 2 daughters. She enjoys spending time with her family. Taylor schedules appointments that are convenient to your schedule and is happy to file your insurance claims. You will find that Taylor delivers courteous and efficient information and scheduling services.
Chrissy Burton, Receptionist
Chrissy is a Tennessee native. She is married with one son. She enjoys spending time with them, and going to community and church activities. She can assist you with appointment scheduling, medical records, and insurance claims just to name a few. Just let her know how she can be of assistance to you, and she will be happy to help.