Patricia Mendell, LCSW and Co-Chair of The AFA-Disclosure and Professionally Led Support Group. Patricia has a Private and Group Practice with a focus on Disclosure as the founder of The
Patricia presented 2 well-received workshops in 2009&2010, Launching The Family Building Network at The NYC Gathering, leading workshops in Creating the Family Story for Families Created Through Donor and Surrogacy. She is a leader in the mental health field helping those facing the challenges of infertility and family-building on a local and national level.
Mary Fusillo, RN, De Mom, The Donor Solution Agency Owner and Healthcare Professional (round-table 1 only) Former Clinic Donor Program Coordinator, and Mom to 12 yo daughter. Mary is a volunteer through Donormoms of
Rosalind Hoffman, MD- DE/DS Mom-Decision-making and donor selection for Choice Moms (roundtable 1 )and general SMC Support with Mary M and Cindy S (round-table2). Long Island Resolve Peer Group Member. General SMC Discussion and Support group to follow with NYC Gathering Members.(CM 1&2)
Rev. Susy Nason-Child Development and Family Communication Expert tointroduce and discuss the How To Talk So Kids Will Listen, and Listen So Kids Will Talk method. (RSN/HTT, 1&2)