National RESOLVE Board of Directors
Updated January 2009
Leigh Boston, LCSW, Alpharetta, GA
Leigh Boston is a licensed clinical social worker who has devoted her time to volunteer work since the birth of her twins in 1998. Her three-year struggle with infertility provided her with insight, empathy and a determination to serve those, who like her many years ago, so desperately yearn to have a family. Much of her 11 year tenure with RESOLVE has centered on the Georgia chapter of RESOLVE as a HelpLine volunteer, newsletter editor, fundraising chair, co-President; and she continued on a national level as an active member on several board committees. She served as chair of the Chapter Advisory Group, and in this capacity, she served on the national board as a nonvoting director since 2003. Ms. Boston was elected to the board as Vice Chair in 2004 and in 2005 was elected Board Chair.
Lee Rubin Collins, JD, Natick, MA
Lee Rubin Collins was a trial attorney and partner at Ropes & Gray, one of Boston's oldest and largest law firms, having earned her undergraduate degree from Harvard College, summa cum laude, and her J.D. from Harvard Law School. The experience of secondary infertility became a turning point in Ms. Collins’s life, motivating her to resign from her law firm and devote herself instead to the cause of infertility awareness and advocacy. In 2002, Ms. Collins led RESOLVE’s response to the President’s Council on Bioethics when it was eyeing new regulation of IVF and other fertility treatment in ways that would not necessarily serve infertility patients’ best interests. Since then, she has been involved fundraising and in lobbying efforts promoting RESOLVE’s mission to expand insurance coverage for infertility diagnosis and treatment. Ms. Collins joined the board of RESOLVE of the Bay State/Massachusetts in 2001, where she received the President's Award in 2002. In 2006, Boston IVF honored her with its Patient Advocate Award on the occasion of its 20th anniversary. She also serves on the board of the Jones Institute Foundation in Norfolk, VA. Ms. Collins became a member of the National Board in 2002.
Alice D. Domar, PhD, Boston, MA
Alice Domar is the Executive Director of the Domar Center for Complementary Healthcare at Boston IVF. She has spent the majority of her career focusing on the stress/infertility relationship. She founded the first Mind/Body Program for Infertility and has trained hundreds of health care professionals from around the world on how to teach mind/body skills to infertility patients. She has conducted multiple research projects on the psychological impact of stress on infertility and the efficacy of psychological interventions on decreasing distress and improving pregnancy rates. She has written four books, two of which focus on infertility. She is past chair of the mental health professional group of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. A graduate of Colby College, she received her MA and PhD in health psychology from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Ferkauf School of Professional Psychology. She is an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School and a senior staff psychologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. She was elected to the board in 2006.
Frank R. Dunau, Wellesley, MA
Mr. Dunau is a retired financial executive. Recently retired from Adage Capital Management, Mr. Dunau brings extensive financial management and fundraising experience to RESOLVE, and will help the organization focus on development activities. The Harvard University endowment has been among his clients. He and his wife Amy have been long-time supporters of RESOLVE and know first-hand the challenges of infertility.
David Keefe, MD, Tampa, FL
David Keefe is James M. Ingram, M.D. Professor and Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He completed residency in obstetrics and gynecology and fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Yale, after a residency in psychiatry at Harvard and University of Chicago, and an NIH-funded Research Fellowship in Reproductive Biology at Northwestern. He obtained his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC and an undergraduate degree from Harvard College. Dr. Keefe is a Diplomat and an Examiner of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology with a certificate of special expertise in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. A reviewer for several leading medical journals, Dr. Keefe has authored over 100 scientific papers and chapters. His research has won the General Program Prize Paper and the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology Prize Paper Awards of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, a Royton International Infertility Prize, and two Boston Fertility Society Prize Paper Awards, and been funded by NIH, and the Lalor and Kennedy-Dannreuther Foundations. His research led to four patents on how to improve the IVF process. Over the past three years he has served on the Scientific Organizing Committee for the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and is the Scientific Chair of the 2007 Annual Meeting of this Society. He has served on the Executive Council of Society for Reproductive Medicine and the Chair of its Registry Committee. He specializes in in vitro fertilization and infertility.
Bob Lederer, South Chatham, MA
Bob Lederer has spent almost 40 years in the healthcare/pharmaceutical/biotech industry with extensive executive experience. Since 1983 he has been involved in the field of infertility treatment, research, development and services, having spent 15 years with Serono Laboratories. He initiated innovative managed health care programs utilizing treatment algorithms enabling customers, physicians and managed care to more accurately establish costs and reimbursement levels. He developed Connections for Care, a unique program that assists patients and physician practices in determining insurance coverage for both services and therapeutics. He implemented a partnership initiative with a leading benefit consultant company to produce an employer and managed care program to support cost effective "Infertility as a Covered Benefit". For the past six years, he has been a Senior Vice President for Connetics Corporation, Palo Alto, CA. Since January 2004, he has begun to equally divide his work time between Connetics Commercial Team and establishing his new Executive Sales and Marketing Consulting practice. Bob was elected to the National Board in 2001.
Dwight P. Ryan, White Plains, NY
Dwight Ryan is a seasoned CEO and CFO possessing extensive finance, accounting, and operations experience in healthcare and technology with early stage start-ups as well as Fortune 500 companies. He was formerly the VP and CFO of the publicly-traded infertility services company Integramed America. He developed an innovative infertility case management company to streamline patient care and contain medical and pharmacy costs for leading healthcare insurance companies. He has spent the majority of his career in the area of infertility, and is the Chief Operating Officer of Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York one of the leading practices in the country. Dwight is a principal, and serves as President and CEO, of MedTech For Solutions Inc., which has developed a Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) focused on the infertility market that provides substantial savings to its members in the areas of medical, laboratory, office and major equipment purchases. In addition, MedTech provides innovative risk management, and management consulting services to the infertility industry as well as other healthcare arenas. He was elected to the board in 2004.
Susan B. Slotnick, Short Hills, NJ
Susan Slotnick is Supervising Investigator for the Bureau of Securities, Department of Consumer Affairs for the State of New Jersey. She is responsible for the review and registration of 155,000 registered representatives and 3,000 Broker Dealers annually equating to $7M in revenues. Her department investigates individuals with securities related disciplinary actions to protect the investing public. She has been a member of RESOLVE of New Jersey since 1996, and has held board positions including symposium chairperson, Vice-President and President. Through her financial contacts and organization skills she led the chapter to a new level of efficiently and effectiveness. She revamped chapter processes and created electronic support tools to make each job more efficient. For these efforts Sue and her husband, Irwin, were recipients of both the NJ and National Volunteer-of-the-Year award for 2003. In 2001, through the dedicated efforts of chapter volunteers a bill was signed into law by the New Jersey Governor that requires health insurers to cover treatment for infertility. Sue and her husband are childfree. She was elected to the National Board in 2002. The following year she was elected to Clerk.