Meet the Team

Lee-Ann Owtram


Nurture UK is managed by the very efficient Lee-Ann Owtram, Nurture’s International Business Development Manager.  Coming from a corporate background where she managed multi-disciplinary teams, Lee is an excellent leader who sets very high standards for her team.  A perfectionist by nature, her attention to detail is legendary. Lee lives in Cape Town with her two human kids and two fur kids.

Contact Lee on or +27728885539

Kirsty Masters



Our Nurture UK recipients are supported by the very competent and lovely Kirsty Masters. Kirsty combines the best of both corporate and creative worlds.  With many years spent in key HR positions, Kirsty has great attention-to-detail skills that are crucial to this role, as well as possessing key interpersonal skills working with all sorts of people from all different walks of life.  Kirsty’s strongest quality is her empathetic side – gets upset if you’re upset, gets mad if you’re mad. She is extremely loyal, will always have your back and will always be on your side. Quite simply, she is absolutely fabulous!

Kirsty moved from South Africa to England 22 years ago (and still misses the sun and sea!). She lives with her hubby, 2 kids and 2 fur babies. In her spare time she paints to stay in touch with her creative side.

Contact Kirsty on or +44(0) 7749312155


Awesome feedback to Kirsty from one of our Recipients:  “Thank-you ever so much for all your help and support with this…….. I couldn’t have done without your help!! You are an amazing woman!.”


Gabby Johnson


Our fabulous Nurture UK donors are cared for by the talented Gabby Johnson.  Gabby was born in Cape Town, South Africa and now lives in Fulham, London.  A past singing teacher and business owner, Gabby is mum to a gorgeous 3 year old who keeps her on her toes. Gabby describes herself as someone who is more introverted than extroverted, but that doesn’t stop her from getting out and about and meeting new people.  A passionate home cook and accomplished singer, Gabby’s multitasking skills are perfect for taking care of all our UK donors, no matter where they are in the donation process – from those who have just signed up to those who are on their third donation.  Gabby is our Donor Coordinator for the UK.

Contact Gabby on or +44 (0) 7712 264573

Melany Bartok

Melany is co-founder of Nurture and is our Top Dog Donor Diva. An ex-egg donor herself, and an infertility patient, she knows first hand what it is like to go through the process. She is fiercely protective about her donors and has been known to take on people several sizes bigger than herself in order to protect their best interests. Melany is part Vampire (she never sleeps) and part teenager. She lives in Table View, Cape Town with her five fur babies and 1 x two legged smurf daughter & gorgeous husband Tony, who, bless him, has the patience of Job. Contact Melany on or +27766 848489.


Some fantastic feedback from a top fertility clinic in London:  “It has been pleasure to work with you. You have all certainly proven to be excited, motivated, enthusiastic and immensely efficient of the whole program.”


Tertia Albertyn

Tertia, Nurture co-founder is a recovering infertile and now mother to very cheeky twins conceived on her 9th IVF + one freebie baby . She has written extensively about her personal experience with infertility, both on her award winning blog ( and in her book ‘So Close’ (available on Amazon and as an eBook). Tertia was recently recognized by the international organization RESOLVE for her outstanding contribution in the family building community. Board member of the Society of Cross Border Reproductive Care (SCRC) and co-creator of South Africa’s largest infertility support network (, she lives behind The Boerie Curtain (Durbanville) with her husband who never listens to her and her 3 children who listen even less. Contact Tertia on or +27824418639 or check out her profile