Board of Directors
DSR Co-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 Comparative 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-Its-Kind Book for Donor-Conceived People and Their Families, author of the children's book Your Family: A Donor Kid's Story, and author of the 2020 book: Donor Family Matters: My Story of Raising a Profoundly Gifted Donor-Conceived Child, Redefining Family, and Building the Donor Sibling Registry. Wendy holds a B.A. from Long Island University.
DSR Co-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, and 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 19 known half-siblings — so far.
Attorney at Orrick, Herrington, & Sutcliffe
Molly is an attorney at Orrick, Herrington, & Sutcliffe where she practices in the White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance group. Molly also has a robust pro bono practice representing individual members of the DSR with their legal needs. Before joining Orrick, Molly was a Litigation and Enforcement associate in the San Francisco and Washington, D.C., offices of another international law firm, and worked as an aide in the Massachusetts legislature. Prior to attending law school, Molly was a pianist and conductor on the national tour of Wicked. Molly is a donor-conceived person who learned of the circumstances of her conception in her early 20s.
Todd Whitehurst, MD
Director of Hardware Development at Google Life Sciences (Verily)
Lauren Wolff, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, California
Lauren is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California and received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Phillips Graduate Institute in California. She began her career at LA Shanti in West Hollywood, working with LGBTQ individuals challenged by mental health, addiction, and physical health concerns associated with HIV/AIDS diagnostics. Lauren then joined a research team at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute focused on the effects of cognitive remediation in clients with newly diagnosed schizophrenia. For the past 14 years, she has worked in dual diagnosis residential care as a director and psychotherapist.
Lauren and her wife have two donor-conceived children and they have connected with many of their children’s half-siblings with the help of the Donor Sibling Registry.
Hilary Bertisch, Ph.D.
Psychologist, NYU Langone Health
Hilary is a psychologist at NYU Langone Health, where she works with individuals who have neurological conditions. She regularly hears themes related to trauma, adjustment, and identity, which can generalize to the experience of donor-conceived adults, depending on their specific circumstances. She also has a strong background in psychological and medical research, and her work has been recognized internationally.
Hilary is a donor-conceived adult who learned of her origins in her mid-30s. She has a very supportive family, especially her husband, as well as many close friends and a growing number of amazing half-siblings from the same donor. She also has an adorable baby son.
Hilary is both humbled and very enthusiastic about the opportunity to use her personal background and professional skills to serve on the Board of Directors of the Donor Sibling Registry. She is extremely grateful for the life that she has and hopes to contribute in ways that will improve the practice of third-party reproduction for all individuals involved.
Ann Dixon, MSE
CIO, Bolderwomen. Co-Founder, Serendip
Eugene D'Alessandro, CPA
Accounting Specialists Inc.
Harold H. Greene Professor of Law at George Washington University Law School
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.