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Orlando, FL, United States, 2009/03/05 - EDSPA is a multidisciplinary organization that promotes cooperation, education and professional ethics in the matters of gestational carriers, traditional surrogacy, egg, sperm and embryo donation and related areas.
The Egg Donation and Surrogacy Professional Association is pleased to announce that two new members have been added to its Board of Directors.
Mario Caballero, who is the Executive Director of Extraordinary Conceptions, will represent both the surrogacy and egg donation owners by holding the “Captive Agency Chair”. Mario adds many years of experience in sales and customer service through his successful career in the health care insurance and medical industry where he dealt with both patients and doctors.
Trish Taylor is President and Founder of New Life Agency, Inc and New World Administrators, Inc., and has a strong track record of creating niche businesses and product development. Trish will be holding the Chair for Insurance and Finance. Ms. Taylor has directed her time of over 15 years to the Assisted Reproduction community Co-Founding the world’s largest surrogacy agency, Growing Generations, LLC and egg donor agency, Fertility Futures, LLC.
These two dynamic individuals are joining a wonderful team of professionals who are working hard, along with its members, to provide information, education, communication and advocacy regarding infertility and Third Party Family Formation.
Theresa Erickson, holding the Member at Large Chair, and is one the few attorneys in the United States who specializes exclusively in the area of Surrogacy and Egg Donation law. Theresa is an executive member of the ABA Family Committee as well as an executive member of the ABA Reproductive Law and Technologies Committee.
Sharon LaMothe holds the Surrogacy Chair representing independent Surrogacy Agency owners. Sharon is the Co-owner of Infertility Answers, Inc, LaMothe Services, LLC and past owner of Surrogacy Consultants of Florida, LLC. Sharon is also an advisor for Parents Via Egg Donation, OBGYN.net Women's Health Forum and is the author of The Third Party: Surrogacy 101 blog. Sharon is member of American Society for Reproductive Medicine.
Souad Dreyfus holds the Egg Donation Chair representing independent Egg Donation Agencies. Souad is the founder and director of Open Arms Consultants, Inc. Souad found her niche managing both the business aspects and the egg donation/surrogacy cycles for a local fertility specialist and then went on to open her own Surrogacy and Egg Donation consulting business. Souad is also a member of American Society for Reproductive Medicine.
Evelina Weidman Sterling holds the Chair for Education/Consulting. Since graduating from Hopkins, Evelina has focused on the important topic of infertility and serves as a consultant on various aspects of health education program development, implementation and evaluation. She is the Co-Owner of My Fertility Plan and has written several books focusing on critical topics with only limited available information, including Living with Polycystic Ovary, Having Your Baby through Egg Donation, Budgeting for Infertility: Bring Home a Baby without Breaking the Bank ,and Before Your Time: Living Well with Early Menopause (under the representation of LJK Literary Agency).
Andrea Bryman holds the Chair for the Medical/Psychological professionals. Andrea is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a specialty in assisted reproduction which includes psychological assessments and evaluation of egg donors and surrogates. Andrea has more than 17 years of clinical experience working in the mental health fields and is a member of American Society for Reproductive Medicine and Resolve.
Marna Gatlin holds the Chair for Non-Profit Infertility Organizations. Marna is the founder of Parents Via Egg Donation, a non-profit organization focused on third party reproduction, ensures all the needs of egg donor recipients are met, maintaining a high standard of ethics and confidentiality. Marna is a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART).
The EDSPA Chairman of the Board is Robert Terenzio who also holds the Chair for Reproductive Attorneys. Robert's legal practice is limited to reproductive law, including Surrogacy, Egg Donation, Sperm Donation and legislative initiatives. He also provides services to the community including as guardian ad litem for abused children.
EDSPA (edspa.org) is a multidisciplinary organization that promotes cooperation, education and professional ethics in the matters of gestational carriers, traditional surrogacy, egg, sperm and embryo donation and related areas.
The Association accomplishes it's mission by providing a forum for education, communication and advocacy on behalf of patients, physicians, attorneys, agencies and affiliated professionals in the field of Third Party Family Formation.