Board of Directors and Advisory Councils

Our Board of Directors includes representatives from around the United States. They represent many “subcommunities” within the infertility community. You will find information about our Board of Directors below, along with areas of interest or expertise. Please do not hesitate to contact them at the email addresses provided.

 

Director Name About Contact Areas of Interest/Expertise
Heidi Elmoazzen, PhD Director at Canadian Blood Services h.elmoazzen@gmail.com Egg Freezing, Ovarian Tissue Freezing, Fertility Preservation
Davina Fankhauser,MA President and Co-Founder dfankhauser@fertilitywithinreach.org Advocacy and Community Organizing
Sima Fishman Clerk and Founding Officer sfishman@fertilitywithinreach.org Accounting, Writing
Shannon Giordano Owner Serendipity Social Media, Inc. shannon@serendipitysocialmedia.com Infertility, Marketing, Social Media, Business Development
Peter Koutoujian Middlesex Sheriff, Massachusetts pjkoutoujian@sdm.state.ma.us Legislative Process,Lobbying, Law
Derek Larkin CEO, Boston IVF dlarkin@bostonivf.com Infertility Clinics, Law
Sheldon Marks, MD Urologist shfmarks@earthlink.net Urology
Sandra O’Keefe, CWC, MPH Co-Founder smokeefe@fertilitywithinreach.org Population Management, Advocacy and Welless Coaching
Jennifer Spencer Digital Communications Manager, PerkStreet Financial jennifersspencer@gmail.com Marketing, Social Media, Communications
Regina Townsend Graduate Student, Blogger mrstiye@thebrokenbrownegg.org African-American Infertility, Clomid, Blogging, Writing
Julie Walden Vice-President, Board of Directors, Patient Advocate juliewalden@hotmail.com Patient Support, IVF, Endometriosis, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Male Factor, Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Carole C. Wegner, PhD, HCLD Vice President of Research and Grants Administration, The V Foundation for Cancer Research  ccuwegner@gmail.com In vitro fertilization lab science, Reproductive ethics and law, Medical writing, Patient advocacy
Kim Whittemore Management Consultant kimwhit@gmail.com Advisor and consultant to numerous organizations and businesses related to reproductive and women’s health

The Advisory Councils of Fertility Within Reach contribute ideas, content, and subject matter expertise when needed. Advisory Council members represent seven areas within the infertility community. They are:

Advisory Council Name Members
Legal
Medical
Legislative
  • Michael Dukakis, Former Massachusetts Governor
  • Andrew Helman, Esq.
Research
  • William Panak, PhD
Mental Health
Patient
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