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, Frontiers in Global Women's Health, 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, the 2020 book: Donor Family Matters: My Story of Raising a Profoundly Gifted Donor-Conceived Child, Redefining Family, and Building the Donor Sibling Registry, and the 2022 guide: Counseling Donor Family Members: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals. Wendy has a Psychology Today Blog called Donor Family Matters. She holds a B.A. from Long Island University.
DSR Co-Founder and Vice-Chair
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 Google. Ryan was the first donor-conceived person to find his biological father (donor) via a commercial DNA test, in 2005. He has 26 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.
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.
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.
Eboni Camille Chillis, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Innovator, The Chillis Group
Dr. Chillis entered her teaching career as an Audio/Video and Film instructor after successfully working for over fifteen years in television production and news. Currently, she is the Chief of Innovation for Guilford County Schools in North Carolina. Her position is a critical leadership role that directly affects the creation and redesign of instructional school models for Guilford County to improve diverse instructional opportunities that meet students’ academic, social, and emotional needs as well as the desires of the community. Dr. Chillis has been able to touch hundreds of lives – seeking what she calls the “be greater” effect! As an entrepreneur, she is the owner and Chief of Innovation of The Chillis Group, which focuses on simple, creative solutions to workplace improvement and innovation serving clients across the US by rethinking strategic ways to bridge education and industry. Dr. Chillis has contributed to the Center for Global Education - Asia Society, CTE Professional Development.
Dr. Chillis has studied at Morris Brown College, Cambridge College, Georgia State University, University of West Georgia, Capella University, and participated in leadership training at Harvard University. She is a donor parent and has one daughter named Hello River, they both enjoy traveling and walking trails. And a fun fact: she is a certified FAA Part 107 Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Pilot.
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.
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.