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Creating a Family Advisory Board

Anne Bullard:  Anne is the Co-Director/Owner of Gwynn Valley Camp, a co-ed, residential summer program for children ages 5-14 in Brevard, NC. Anne has a great love of the outdoors and its connection to the growth and education of children. Prior to entering the camping industry 14 years ago, Anne taught French at both the elementary and secondary levels for 15 years. Anne has four adopted trans-racial children ages 19, 18, 16, and 14. They adopted two children internationally from China and Vietnam and their oldest two children were adopted later through the Foster-Adopt program.

Adam Davidson: Adam is co-founder and co-host of Planet Money, a co-production of National Public Radio and This American Life. His work has won every major award in broadcast journalism, including the Peabody, DuPont-Columbia, and the Polk. Adam has also written articles for The New York Times Magazine, Harper's, GQ, Rolling Stone and many others.  He lends his radio expertise and general common sense to Creating a Family.  

Jamie Gilmore:  Jamie is the Youth Director at First United Methodist Church in Brevard, NC.  She has been working with children and youth and their families in a non-profit setting for 10 years.  Jamie and her husband are in the process of becoming licensed foster parents.

Dr. Joe Massey: Joe is a co-founder of Servy Massey Fertility Institute, where he works as an infertility specialist. A graduate of Emory College and School of Medicine in Atlanta, Joe completed his residency and infertility fellowship training at the University of Pennsylvania. After service in the US Navy, he entered private practice in Atlanta in obstetrics and gynecology, focusing on infertility. In 1983 he co-founded Reproductive Biology Associates, a leader in the development of many advances in IVF, including the first ICSI pregnancy in the US, the first US egg freezing and the world’s first successful assisted hatching procedures. A former national board member of RESOLVE and SART, Joe currently serves on the board and advisory panels of several medical organizations. He has also practiced at CNY Fertility Centers in Upstate New York- a leader in low-cost IVF.

Peter Johnson:  Peter is a CPA and was the Chief Financial Officer of a real estate development company before turning his energy to nonprofit financial management.  He is also an adoptive dad.

Kathleen Skambis:  Kathleen is a commercial trial and appellate lawyer in Orlando, Florida.  She has practiced law for more than 20 years.  In addition to her professional endeavors, Kathleen has long been involved in a wide range of community service.  Currently, she serves on the Community Advisory Board of WMFE, the community-owned public broadcasting company in Central Florida.  She is also active with the American Lung Association, serving on the Central Florida Lung Cancer Leadership Council, as well as national Lung Cancer Advisory Group.  Kathleen is the proud of mother of four mostly-grown children, two by birth and two as the result of marrying their father twelve years ago.

Renee Whitley: Renee has been an active force in the infertility community for the past decade. For several years, she has co-chaired the national advocacy committee for RESOLVE: the National Infertility Association. Last year, she received RESOLVE's "Hope Award for Advocacy" in recognition for her nation-wide efforts to help keep infertility treatment legal and accessible for patients battling this disease. She and her husband are the happy parents of a son conceived through IVF.

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