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Dr. David Reichman

Reproductive endocrinologist

Dr. David E. Reichman is an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine at The Ronald O. Perelman and Claudia Cohen Center for Reproductive Medicine of Weill Cornell Medical College. He graduated Cum Laude from Yale University, received his medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College, and completed residency in OB/GYN at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Reichman then completed fellowship training in reproductive endocrinology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is a board-certified Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

Dr. Reichman specializes in all aspects of reproductive medicine, including IVF/ICSI, high and low responders to ovarian stimulation, fertility preservation, egg freezing, oocyte donation, ovulation induction, amenorrhea, polycystic ovary syndrome, recurrent miscarriage, male infertility, LGBT reproductive services, and avoidance of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. He is also an expert surgeon, performing minimally invasive hysteroscopic and laparoscopic procedures for the treatment of endometrial and ovarian disorders. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Reichman lectures nationally and internationally on a wide range of topics in reproductive health, and is actively involved in medical research, having published 18 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts and 8 textbook chapters. He currently sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Assisted Reproduction & Genetics and is a reviewer for the journal Fertility & Sterility, for which in 2014 he received the F&S Star Reviewer Award.

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Dr. Elizabeth Kennard

Reproductive endocrinologist

Dr. Elizabeth Kennard received her Medical Degree from Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio, served her medical residency at MetroHealth Medical Center, and completed her Fellowship with The Ohio State University Hospitals in Columbus. She is board-certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology as well as in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility.

Dr. Kennard also serves not only as an Associate Professor with OSU’s Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, but she also is the director of the Department’s Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Division.

Kennard is a nationally recognized expert in reproductive endocrinology and infertility who speaks to other physicians all over the United States on the latest trends, information, and treatment options for families facing infertility issues.

She is an ad hoc reviewer of medical information presented in The American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Fertility & Sterility, and Gynecologic Oncology, and has been tapped for numerous honors and awards, including the APGO Excellence in Teaching Award in 1995.

A member of numerous professional organizations, Dr. Kennard is active with the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, and the Columbus Obstetrical & Gynecological Society.

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Dr. Laurence A. Jacobs

Reproductive endocrinologist

Dr. Jacobs is a Mayo Clinic-trained Reproductive Endocrinologist and board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI). He has been practicing medicine since 1975. He completed medical school and an Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Northwestern University, and then went on to complete a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the Mayo Clinic in 1988. Dr. Jacobs is the Medical Director of the Center of Excellence for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) at Fertility Centers of Illinois.

He has been honored as “Top Doctor” by the prestigious publisher Castle Connolly in all of its editions of “America’s Top Doctors” 2001-2015 and “Chicago’s Top Doctors” 2001-2015. Ladies’ Home Journal and Chicago Magazine have repeatedly chosen him as one of America’s “top infertility doctors.” Dr. Jacobs has authored numerous articles for journals, books, and newspapers. Dr. Jacobs’ own experience as a former fertility patient allows him to empathize with his patients and provide the support and encouragement needed.

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Gabrielle Kaufman, LPCC

Therapist

Gabrielle Kaufman is a dance/movement therapist and licensed professional clinical counselor with over 20 years experience in the helping profession. Currently, she is director of Training and Technical Assistance for the Los Angeles County Perinatal Mental Health Task Force. Prior to this, she served as director of the New Moms Connect Program of Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles providing services to new parents, particularly those suffering from symptoms of postpartum depression. Ms. Kaufman has worked extensively with new families and aided in providing solutions to many parenting concerns. She has run several programs for high-risk children and teens, taught classes to parents of newborns and toddlers, and runs support groups for single parents and women with postpartum depression. Ms. Kaufman has spoken widely, published articles on parenting, and served as editor for Bringing Light to Motherhood. She serves as Los Angeles coordinator for Postpartum Support International also has a private practice in Los Angeles providing services in both English and Spanish languages.

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Dr. Kara Goldman

Reproductive endocrinologist

Kara N. Goldman, MD is an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Northwestern University Fertility and Reproductive Medicine, where she also serves as the Medical Director of Fertility Preservation. She graduated Cum Laude from Duke University, received her medical degree from Loyola University, and completed residency training at Northwestern University. She completed fellowship training in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at New York University where she subsequently joined the faculty.

Dr. Goldman’s research focuses on fertility preservation and ovarian aging. She has received prestigious research grants to study pharmacologic fertility preservation and the role of the PI3K/AKT/mTOR pathway in ovarian aging, and her work has been twice nominated and once awarded the Scientific Program Prize Paper award by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine as well as the Fertility Preservation Special Interest Group Prize Paper award. She is on the editorial board for the Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Geneticsand serves as a reviewer for a number of journals including Fertility and Sterility, Reproductive BioMedicine Online, and Human Reproduction.

Dr. Goldman specializes in all aspects of reproductive medicine including the diagnosis and treatment of infertility, LGBTQ+ fertility care, and fertility preservation. She lectures nationally and internationally and is an active member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, where she is currently serving on the Task Force on Oocyte Cryopreservation. She is an advocate for increased access to reproductive medicine care, and serves on the medical advisory board of the charitable foundation Team Maggie for a Cure which provides support and fertility preservation resources for cancer patients.

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Madeline Feingold, Ph.D

Psychotherapist

Madeline Feingold is a psychologist in private practice in Oakland, California. She earned her Ph.D. from the California School of Professional Psychology, was licensed in 1985 (CA PSY 9071), and has over 25 years of experience treating adults, couples, adolescents and families. She specializes in treating reproductive health issues including infertility, pregnancy loss, postpartum depression and alternative family building with donors and surrogates.

Dr. Feingold was an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, Chair of the Mental Health Professional Group of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, and President of the Alameda County Psychological Association. Additionally she served as a member of the Mental Health Advisory Group for Resolve and the Mental Health Advisory Council of Path2Parenthood. She provides services for reproductive clinics and donor and surrogacy agencies, and since 1992 has been the Director of Psychological Services at the Alta Bates In Vitro Fertilization Program. Dr. Feingold has written and presented extensively on issues surrounding donor conceived families.

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Dr. Julie Bindeman, Psy.D

Reproductive psychologist, speaker, author

Dr. Julie Bindeman is a national authority on psychological treatment related to reproductive challenges including infertility, pregnancy loss, and post-partum issues. She is the co-founder of Integrative Therapy of Greater Washington, a private practice in Washington, DC.

Driven to help people with their personal journeys to parenthood as a result of her own experiences, she knows the importance of being able to heal so that losses become PART of who we are, not ALL of who we are.

Dr. Julie graduated from George Washington University with a doctorate in clinical psychology. She has worked in a variety of settings including outpatient mental health, private practices, schools, and Universities and has served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Maryland Psychological Association since 2008. She is the author of a chapter in Prenatal and Preimplantation Diagnosis: The Burden of Choice.

In addition to her focus on reproductive psychology, Dr. Julie has taught at several universities including Marymount, Johns Hopkins, and Loyola. She provides professional consultation, delivers workshops, gives community talks, and writes. She is currently writing a book titled “Pregnancies Interrupted” and maintains several blogs focused on parenting and reproduction.

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Karen Erlichman, D.Min

Psychotherapist, Spiritual Director

Karen Lee Erlichman, D.Min, LCSW provides psychotherapy, spiritual direction, supervision and mentoring in San Francisco. Karen is co-director of Practistry, an advanced mentoring and training program, and a faculty member in the Morei Derekh Jewish Spiritual Direction Training Program. She is a clinical faculty member at the University of California-San Francisco in the Department of OB/GYN and Reproductive Sciences, and a member of the Professional Advisory Group for the UCSF Spiritual Care Services Department. Karen’s writing has been published in numerous journals, blogs and anthologies.

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Rabbi Eric Weiss

President & CEO, Bay Area Jewish Healing Center

Rabbi Eric Weiss was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He attended the University of California at Santa Cruz where he received a B.A. in Biology and Judaic Studies with honors. He lived in San Francisco and worked in law offices before he entered rabbinic school at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. He holds a Masters degree in Hebrew Letters and was ordained in 1989.

In addition to his rabbinic seminary work, he is formally trained in Jewish education, clinical pastoral care and spiritual direction. He is a spiritual direction supervisor. He is a co-founder of “Grief & Growing: A Healing Weekend for Individuals and Families.” This weekend is co-sponsored by Sinai Memorial Chapel and the JewishLearningWorks. His writing has appeared in many publications. He has served on several boards among them the national board of the Central Conference of American rabbis (CCAR), the Reform movement’s national rabbinic body. Rabbi Weiss has taught extensively throughout the Bay Area, and has been featured in local and national media. He lives with his husband Dan in San Francisco.

Credentials

  • B.A. with honors in Biology/Judaic Studies, University of California at Santa Cruz
  • Masters degree in Hebrew Letters, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Los Angeles.  Ordained in 1989, New York.
  • Spiritual Director and Spiritual Direction Supervisor (trained at Mercy Center, Burlingame, CA)
  • Formally training in Jewish Education and Clinical Chaplaincy
  • Former Paralegal

Accomplishments & Publications

  • Co-founder of “Grief & Growing: A Healing Weekend for Individuals and Families” and “Kol Haneshama End- of-Life Care Volunteer Program.”
  • Former member of the Board of Directors of the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR), the Reform movement’s national rabbinic body. CCAR Rabbinic Mentor (2006-2012).
  • Chair and Editor of CCAR revision committee for the “Gates of Healing” prayerbook.
  • Featured in national and local media including monthly host of CBS’s Mosaic
  • Former Chair of Shalom Bayit Rabbinic Advisory Council and recipient of its prize.
  • Consultant to Northern California Presbyterian Homes and Services’ Spirituality Initiative.
  • Past President of the Board of Directors, Northern California Board of Rabbis
  • Contributor to Rosh Hashanah Readings: Inspiration, Information, Contemplation, Edited by Rabbi Dove Peretz Elkins, Jewish Lights, 2006; Yom Kippur Readings: Inspiration, Information, Contemplation, Edited by Rabbi Dove Peretz Elkins, Jewish Lights, 2005; The World is a Narrow Bridge, Edited by Diane Arieff, 2004; Siddur Sha’ar Zahav, 2009; The Mitzvah of Healing, Edited by Hara E. Person, UAHC Press, 2003.
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Michele F. Prince, LCSW

CEO, Our House

Michele Prince is the Executive Director of OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center. She is an oncology social worker and non-profit professional and moved into the world of behavioral health and bereavement support after a fifteen-year career as an accomplished account manager and consultant in marketing, strategic planning, and advertising in the non-profit and for-profit marketplaces. Ms. Prince received her MSW from the USC School of Social Work and MA in Nonprofit Management from HUC-JIR in 2002.

Ms. Prince previously led the Kalsman Institute on Judaism and Health. She oversaw clinical pastoral internships and coursework as required components of rabbinical education and helped build the field of Judaism, health and healing, with the partnership of thousands of Kalsman Partners in North America, Israel, and South America. She is the co-editor of Judaism and Health: A Handbook of Practical, Professional and Scholarly Resources (Jewish Lights Publishing, 2013)

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