Board of Directors

Wendy Kramer

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.

Ryan Kramer

DSR Co-Founder and Vice-Chair / Product Manager at Google

Ryan Kramer, a donor-conceived person, continues to co-manage the DSR with his mother Wendy. Ryan graduated high school at age 13, 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. Ryan was the first donor-conceived person to find his biological father (donor) via a commercial DNA test, in 2005. He has 21 known half-siblings — so far.

Molly McCafferty

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.

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.

Angie Namenuk

Executive Director at Genentech

Angie has 25+ years of professional experience in the Biotechnology industry spanning Research, Project Management, and Business Operations.  She is currently an Executive Director at Genentech where she leads a Business Operations organization in the Research and Early Development unit.  She has an undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Willamette University, an MBA from Pepperdine Graziadio Business School, a Certificate of Project Management from the University of California, Berkeley, and is a Certified Professional Coach. 

Angie is a former egg donor and the mother of two donor-conceived children.  She and her family have connected and formed very special, long-lasting relationships with several families who have used the same sperm donor.  She has also had the pleasure of meeting the two (now adult) girls who were born as a result of her donation.   Angie is grateful for the relationships she and her kids have formed with their donor family over the years and has developed a particular interest to support families who are navigating the discovery process.

Inger H. Chandler

Criminal Defense Attorney

Inger H. Chandler is a criminal defense attorney based in Texas specializing in proving her client's innocence post-conviction. She has been practicing for over 15 years.  She is the mom of 2 donor-conceived children.
 

Brendan K. Feeley

Attorney at Law

Brendan is an attorney in private practice in Arlington, Virginia. He has served as a Guardian ad litem for persons with a legal disability – advanced elderly, prisoners, juveniles, mental health patients. As a general practitioner, he has represented individuals in family law matters, personal injury actions, contract disputes, and criminal defense. He has also counseled clients on matters of assisted conception. After graduation from the University of Virginia law school, he served as an assistant Commonwealth’s attorney in Arlington, Virginia. In that role, he prosecuted every category of criminal offense.

In bar activities, he has been a member of the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board, and the Chairman of the local disciplinary committee. He has also been an attorney representative on medical malpractice panels which hear evidence and render opinions as to the liability of the medical care provider. 

Chase Kimball

Attorney at Law

Chase Kimball has been a trial attorney since he graduated from law school in 1986. His practice has focused on a broad range of litigation, from complex business and civil disputes to domestic and personal injury litigation. He also has experience in adoption work.

Chase is a former sperm donor who knows about 16 children born from his donations. He learned about the first two sisters back in 2006 and says "...that event changed my life dramatically for the better." Chase is deeply committed to the DSR and its mission.

Eugene D'Alessandro, CPA

Accounting Specialists Inc.

Eugene is a Certified Public Accountant who has been advising the DSR on all tax issues and preparing the DSR's 990 tax returns since we organized as a 501c3 charity in 2003.