Advanced Practitioners

Alyson Butler, PA

Fertility, IVF and Third Party
Reproduction Coordinator

Alyson Butler brings a broad range of knowledge and nearly 17 years of experience to her patients at the Fertility Institute of NJ & NY. Board Certified with a specialization in Infertility and Reproductive Endocrinology, she is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Ms. Butler joined the Fertility Institute of NJ & NY team in 2002 after completing the Masters-level Physician Assistant program at Touro College. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Stern College for Women, Yeshiva University.

She obtained the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) certification in March 2002 and was re-certified in 2014, demonstrating her dedication to Assisted Reproductive Technology.

A former fertility patient, Ms. Butler brings with her first-hand knowledge of Assisted Reproductive Technology, affording a unique in-depth and compassionate perspective to her patients.

This combination of medical knowledge and personal experience has proven especially useful for patients who are nervous about beginning or continuing with treatments. Alyson takes the time to let every patient at the Fertility Institute of NJ & NY know they are not alone.

Ms. Butler independently conducts new patient consultations including full medical examinations and evaluation of medical history, offering the same high-quality care as the physicians.

Alyson also coordinates all third-party reproductive procedures, including gestational carriers, egg donation, sperm donation, and partner-to-partner egg donation. As Egg Donor Coordinator, Ms. Butler works directly with patients to facilitate a seamless egg donation and recipient process.

Alyson is bilingual in English and Hebrew and she is proud of the work she does at the Fertility Institute of NJ & NY, where we feel that all patients should be treated like family. Ms. Butler truly embodies this philosophy and treats people with empathy, sensitivity, and warmth, which has been noted by so many of our current and former patients.

Melissa Connolly, PA

Physician Assistant

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.”

Melissa joined our clinical team as a Physician Assistant in 2020. Coming to us with 14 years in women’s healthcare under her belt, 12 of which were spent at OB/GYN offices, Melissa brings experience, understanding, and compassion to every patient she has the pleasure of meeting. A lifelong learner, Melissa states, “I will never stop increasing and improving upon my professional knowledge and training.”

A member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Melissa started her career in healthcare at Seton Hall University where she was accepted into the “3+3 program.” There, she earned her undergraduate Bachelor’s of Science degree, her Graduate Master’s of Science degree, and ultimately received her certification in Physician Assistant Studies.

Fluent in English and Spanish, Melissa’s motto towards life is to “practice gratitude. I am most appreciative to have learned this way of viewing life, and it has served me well.”


Rebecca Morris, DNP

Nurse Practitioner

Rebecca Morris, DNP, CNM, WHNP-BC, is a passionate Board-Certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, and Certified Nurse Midwife who joined our clinical team right at the start of 2023. Rebecca offers empowering patient and family-centered care, designed to help people at all stages of life and encourage health that revolves around individualized goals.

Rebecca earned her Bachelor’s Degree at Rutgers University, first in Biological Sciences, followed by a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, at Rutgers University Accelerated Nursing Program. While working in post-partum, labor and delivery and an in-hospital birth center as a Registered Nurse, Rebecca earned her Doctorate in Nursing Practice at Rutgers University School of Nursing. She gained vast experience during this time and received specialty education and training on various topics including holistic options for women’s health in various life stages, preconception and prenatal counseling, patient education, and more. Upon completing her Doctorate degree at Rutgers, Rebecca went on to earn her Midwifery Certification, as well as her Certification as a Board-Certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner.

Rebecca brings a unique perspective to infertility care as a member of our clinical team with her nursing and midwifery experience, both of which are deeply rooted in the belief that medical care must account for and encompass all aspects of a patient’s life with a holistic and empathetic approach. Fluent in Spanish and English, Rebecca has a deep passion for patient education and solidifying trusting and strong patient-practitioner relationships. She strives to use the skills and knowledge of midwifery and nursing and apply them to her care for patients here at Fertility Institute of NJ & NY in a compassionate, patient-centered, and effective manner.