Meet Our Team


Meet Our Team

Joe Tawil

President and CEO


Joe grew up in New York City and has been working in pharmacy since he was sixteen years old. He is married with five children. Joe has been involved in the fertility specialty since 1991 and has a passion for helping hopeful parents build their families. As a father Joe values family life and wants to help others experience firsthand the joys of family. Joe leads Metro and our team in our dedication to being an integral part of that dream for our patients.


Our Sales Team

Heather Davis

Sales Representative


Heather joined the Metro team in December 2014. She has extensive fertility industry experience and as an IVF mom herself, brings an unique perspective to this role. She very much enjoys getting to know her customers and being a champion for patients who are looking to build their family. Heather recently relocated from California to Lexington, SC with her husband and 3 children. Outside of work, Heather enjoys spending time with family and friends. .




Our Pharmacy Team


Mark Scovotti, R.Ph

Director of Pharmacy


Mark grew up in working in a pharmacy, starting in one when he was just 12 years old.  With over forty years working in pharmacies he truly has an established, comprehensive knowledge of the industry, and has enjoyed the challenge of delving further into the fertility specialty upon joining Metro drugs last year.  Mark himself is married with five children of his own, and believes in and values the importance of family.  He considers helping people start their families as a significant addition to his career.


Vincenzo Ognibene

Assistant Director of Pharmacy


Vincenzo has been a pharmacy technician and an asset to Metro Drugs since 2001. He has over 20 years of fertility experience and has been in the drug store business since he was thirteen. Vincenzo’s patience and compassion for couples going through fertility is limitless.  As a technician he enjoys the opportunity to work one on one with nurses, doctors and patients to achieve their dream of conceiving a child.


Shazreen Kristona, CPHT

Senior Compounding Technician


As the senior compounding technician at Metro Drugs, Shazreen supervises all compounding production for the company. Formally trained at PCCA, she has the knowledge to utilize the state of the art equipment at Metro Drugs, and is able to make a wide variety of medication ranging from hormones to veterinary compounds. Working hand in hand with the physicians Shazreen and Metro Drugs can custom tailor any medication in any dosage form.


Our Support Team

Claudia Yanka

Third Party Specialist


Third Party & Donor Coordinator:  Claudia has over 15 years of experience with Metro Drugs and is the contact person for insurance questions and needs. She will work with your nurse and your insurance company to provide screening and prior authorizations as needed.  She also works closely with surrogates and donors while maintaining anonymity and recipient confidentiality following Hippa compliance. When anyone from team Metro is out in the field they consistently hear praises from nurses and patients about Claudia.  She understands how difficult and frustrating the fertility process can be and is there for the patient to make the process easier.