Creating a Family Former Board Members
Anne Bullard 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 16 years ago, Anne taught French at both the elementary and secondary levels for 15 years. Anne is the mother of four transracially-adopted children through foster care and international adoption.
Irene Clements is the Executive Director of the National Foster Parent Association. She also serves as the Public Policy Chair for the Texas Foster Family Association (TFFA) and as the Chair of the EveryChild, Inc. Board or Directors. Additionally, she is a member of the Texas Children’s Justice Taskforce, SAFE Coalition on Human Rights, and NCTSN Advisory Board. Her previous work experience includes fifteen years for the State of Texas in the field of intellectual disabilities and fifteen years with a large foster care agency in Texas as their Vice President for Foster Care. She has tremendous knowledge and experience gained over the past 45 years that enables her to work as a national consultant on foster care and adoption. Irene and her husband also served as foster parents for twenty-seven years and fostered 127 children during that time.
Susan Soonkeum Cox is the Vice President of Policy and External Affairs for Holt International Children’s Services. Susan has worked with international adoption and child welfare issues for more than 25 years. Adopted from Korea in 1956, her life experience as an early international adoptee gives her a unique and personal perspective. Susan was the founder of the first Gathering of Korean Adoptees in 1999. She is a frequent presenter and trainer and has testified before Congress on issues related to adoption, child welfare and foreign affairs. She is also a member of the Hague Special Commission on Intercountry Adoption.
Adam Davidson 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.
Courtney Flantzer, with Courtney Flantzer Public Relations, works with national and local press covering everything from professional athletes and events to food, fitness, healthcare, and tech startups. She worked for three years at This Week with George Stephanopoulos and contributed actively on ABCNews.com by hosting the This Week webcast and creating the Green Room Girl commentary and slideshow.
Miranda Lynch is a Policy Fellow at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago. Lynch provides strategic guidance and capacity building to child welfare agencies in large-scale system reform initiatives geared toward improving child outcomes in safety, permanency, and well-being. Prior to joining Chapin Hall, Lynch served for 20 years in the federal government at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Lynch holds a Master of Science in Public Policy from Rutgers University.
Dr. Johnston-MacAnanny joined the Center for Reproductive Medicine in August 2009. A native of New York, she completed her undergraduate studies at Cornell University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree. Dr. Johnston-MacAnanny went on to complete medical school training at the State University of New York Health Science Center in Syracuse, New York. There she received the Robert E. L. Nesbitt Award for Outstanding Student in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She completed residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where upon graduation she was recognized with awards for “Resident of the Year,” “Outstanding Laparoscopic Surgeon,” and “Outstanding Resident Research.”
Dr. Johnston-MacAnanny is Board Certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. She is also certified to perform robotic assisted advanced laparoscopy. She is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Society of Reproductive Surgeons and Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Dr. Johnston-MacAnanny was recognized as a US News and World Report “Best Doctor” in 2012-2013.
Dr. Joe Massey is a Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist since 1983 and co-founder of the Servy Massey Fertility Institute in Georgia. Dr. Massy is a national leader in infertility and helped pioneer the first ICSI pregnancy in the US, the first US egg freezing and the world’s first successful assisted hatching procedures. His focus now is on making infertility treatment affordable.
Colleen Quinn has been an attorney specializing in adoption and reproductive law in Richmond, Virginia since 1989. She is a Fellow, and has served on the Board of Trustees, of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys (AAAA) and a Fellow, Founder, on the Executive Council and the Membership Chair of the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys (AAARTA), both select groups of attorneys with rigorous standards for membership. Among her many “Top Lawyer” awards are “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” by National Trial Lawyers (2011 to the present) and Top 50 “Super Lawyers” by Richmond Magazine (since 2006). She authored the AAAA “Representing Birth Parents Handbook”, and co-authored of the Fifth Edition of the Virginia CLE “Adoption Procedures and Forms” book. She is certified as a court-approved Guardian ad Litem.
Kathleen Skambis is a commercial trial and appellate lawyer in Orlando, Florida. She has practiced law for more than 25 years. In addition to her professional endeavors, Kathleen has long been involved in a wide range of community service. Currently, she serves on the Board of the American Lung Association of the Southeast, on the lung cancer advisory group for the American Lung Association, and on the Advisory Board of the Downtown Orlando YMCA.
Patty Stull has been working in the field of infertility for over 25 years and is currently the VP of Strategic Development at Shady Grove Fertility. Drawing on her professional experience as a fertility pharmaceutical representative, marketer, and former patient, Patty leads the effort to expand awareness of treatment options, and educational and financial resources to help more people seek, access and afford the care they need to create a family.
Dr. Michael Tucker is the Director of Andrology and IVF Laboratories at Shady Grove Fertility Centers, the largest fertility center in the US, with offices in Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington, DC. He has worked in the field of reproductive medicine/embryology for over 26 years and received world-wide recognition for his pioneering work in the IVF technologies in the development of ICSI and he led the team that was successful in achieving the first pregnancy and birth using cryopreserved eggs.