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Wendy KramerCo-Founder, Chair and Executive Director
Wendy has co-authored many published papers on donor-conception, has reviewed abstracts for the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, and has also been a peer reviewer for the journals Human Reproduction, Reproductive BioMedicine Online and the Journal of Comparitive Effectiveness Research. She was Associate Producer on the Style Network's 2011 Emmy nominated show Sperm Donor and on MTV News & Docs 2013 docu-series Generation Cryo. Wendy and her son Ryan have appeared on 60 Minutes, Oprah, Good Morning America and many other news shows and publications. Wendy is co-author of the book Finding our Families: A first-of-a-kind Book for Donor Conceived People and Their Families and author of the children's book Your Family: A Donor Kid's Story. Wendy holds a B.A. from Long Island University. Read Ellen' Glazer's short story: Finding Our People, Wendy and Ryan's Story
Ryan KramerCo-Founder and Vice Chair
Program Manager at Google Life Sciences (Verily)
Ryan Kramer, a donor-conceived person, continues to co-manage the DSR with his mother Wendy. Ryan graduated high school at age 14, received an undergraduate degree in Aerospace Engineering at age 18, a Master's in Engineering Management at 19. He has worked at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Apple, and currently works at Google's life sciences company, Verily. Ryan has one half brother and 14 half sisters....to date.
Todd Whitehurst, MDDirector of Hardware Development at Google Life Sciences (Verily)
Naomi Cahn is the Harold H. Greene Professor of Law at George Washington University Law School, and she has been a DSR Board Member since 2011.
Ann Dixon, MSECIO, Bolderwomen. Co-Founder, Serendip
Deborah Ramirez, Ph.D.Clinical Psychologist/Psychotherapist
Deborah is a clinical psychologist licensed in New York specializing in individual, couples and family therapy and psychological testing. Dr. Ramirez maintains a private practice office in Bayport, New York. She received a doctoral degree and masters degree from The Derner Institute for Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University, a masters of social work degree from Adelphi University and an undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr. Ramirez completed a family therapy training certificate while working at The Children's Village in Dobbs Ferry. Among her areas of expertise are relationship issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, couples counseling, family therapy, issues surrounding infertility and third party reproduction, college counseling, grief, mourning and support for families with children currently in a NICU or families in need of post-NICU support.
Prior to her work at Adelphi University, Dr. Ramirez held positions in social work and psychology at Schneider's Children's Hospital, The Children's Village, Berkshire Farm Center, HIP Mental Health Centers, New Hope Guild and Educational Records Bureau. She completed externships and internships at Stony Brook University, The Melillo Center for Mental Health, Planned Parenthood, South Oaks Hospital and Samaritan Village. She maintains professional affiliations with the American Psychological Association (APA), APA's Division of Psychoanalysis, New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA), Suffolk County Psychological Association (SCPA), Nassau County Psychological Association (NCPA), National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and The Assocation for University College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD).
When not at work, Debbie is the mother of two great kids, conceived with donor eggs.
Eugene D'Alessandro, CPAAccounting Specialists