Clinical & Medical Staff


Over the years, Frisco Institute for Reproductive Medicine (FIRM) has established a history of distinguished services for infertility patients in Dallas-Fort Worth, Frisco and surrounding areas.

Our staff has a deep, personal passion for supporting those who are undergoing fertility treatments and is dedicated to carrying out FIRM’s mission to build families, as well as provide hope and promote health.

Ashley McKown

Ashley McKown is an Andrology Specialist at FIRM, joining the team after starting her healthcare career 2008 as a Health Unit Coordinator. Ashley was born in Amarillo, Texas, and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas, with a B.S. in Clinical Laboratory Science in 2010. She holds a Medical Laboratory Scientist ASCP certification.

Ashley enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter while exploring all of the exciting new entertainment spots and eateries in DFW. She loves being a mom and chasing her baby girl around.

Yoon Jee Kim

Yoon Jee Kim joined FIRM in 2016 as an Embryologist. Yoon was born in South Korea and grew up in Shreveport, Louisiana. She graduated Cum Laude from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, with a B.S. in Neuroscience. At Rhodes College, she participated in five honor societies including Neuroscience, Philosophy, Biology and National Honor Society.

She enjoys traveling and trying new cuisines with my friends and loves to bake, hike, swim and go to art museums in her spare time.

Nicole RoosmalenNicole Roosmalen

Nicole Roosmalen joined FIRM as a Medical Assistant in 2009. FIRM first met Nicole in the summer of 2009 as she completed her externship prior to graduating from the Medical Assistant Program at ATI Career Training Center.

Nicole’s energy and enthusiasm contribute to her desire to support our patients.

Tama Lawson, RN

Tama Lawson joined FIRM in December 2012. She grew up in Las Cruces, New Mexico, but has lived in Texas over 25 years. Tama is a graduate of Baylor University, receiving her Bachelor of Science in nursing in 1993. Her career has been primarily in labor & delivery and antepartum at Baylor Medical Center at Dallas and Presbyterian Hospital of Allen. Tama is very family- and service-oriented and loves building relationships with her patients.

Crossing over to the world of reproductive medicine is exciting and rewarding for her, as she is allowed to serve and support FIRM’s patients on their journey to grow their family. Tama has been blessed with her husband, Randy, of 20 years and her three beautiful children, Aryn, Caleb and Dylan.

Amy Powell Amy Powell, RN

Amy is a registered nurse and was appointed as the Nursing Director for FIRM’s Surgery Center in February 2014. She finds her work rewarding and enjoys the challenge of keeping up with all the new discoveries in the IVF surgical world.

Amy loves helping our patients fulfill their dreams.

Becky Caruso

Becky is a medical assistant who joined FIRM in 2011 as part of the surgery team. She finds the opportunity to help couples create their families a rewarding experience.