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Updated July 2014

Barbara Collura - President/CEO
Barbara Collura joined RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association in September 2004 as the Director, Chapter & Constituent Services. In April 2007, Barbara was named Chief Staff Officer of RESOLVE. As President/CEO, she represents RESOLVE at a number of national conferences, committees and organizations including the National Committee on the Oversight of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (NCOART), the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), and the National Health Council. As the official spokesperson for RESOLVE, Barbara is frequently interviewed by the media and speaks at conferences and events on a variety of topics related to infertility. Barbara is passionate about RESOLVE's mission as the organization was a source of support and information during her own battle with infertility. Click here to read Barbara's full biography. She can be reached directly at bcollura@resolve.org.



Marnee Beck - Online Services Manager
Marnee Beck joined the staff of RESOLVE in 2010 and is currently the Online Services Manager. Marnee has worked in nonprofit associations for more than 15 years including the Council on Foundations and most recently the American Society for Training & Development in Alexandria, VA. She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College and earned a Masters degree from the George Washington University. She is passionate about breaking the silence of infertility through the use of social media and the internet. She and her husband Eric live in Herndon with their cat Juliet. She can be reached directly at mbeck@resolve.org.

Simeonne Bookal - Communications and Programs Coordinator
Simeonne Bookal joined RESOLVE in 2012. Originally from Canada, Simeonne grew up with the opportunity to travel to many exotic countries and spent four years in Saudi Arabia with her mother, a nurse specializing in IVF treatment. Growing up with a mother in the IVF field, gave Simeonne awareness about the infertility journey from a young age. A proud graduate from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Simeonne received a BA in Communications. She provides administrative support to all staff and contributes to a multitude of advocacy and public awareness projects. Through RESOLVE, Simeonne has and continues to gain valuable experience that contributes to her desire to eventually work in the field of Communications and Marketing. She resides in Haymarket, VA. She can be reached directly at sbookal@resolve.org.

Betsy Campbell - Senior Manager, Constituent Services
Betsy Campbell has spent her career working for non-profit organizations and her free time volunteering for worthy causes. Her  experience in public relations, fundraising and volunteer management spans a wide range of sectors, including health care, social service, philanthropy, and politics, and organizations such as Mount Sinai Medical Center, American Hospital Association, Chicago Foundation for Women, and EMILY's List. Betsy received an AB in Psychology from Princeton University, where she also serves as a volunteer leader for annual giving. As RESOLVE’s Manager of Constituent Services, she is responsible for managing RESOLVE’s nationwide volunteer network, including support groups and educational programs, as well as the Walks of Hope. Betsy's goal is to ensure that every volunteer is trained, engaged, and empowered to make a difference in the lives of women and men living with infertility. Betsy's secondary infertility issues were resolved, and her three daughters inspire her to make a difference. She can be reached directly at bcampbell@resolve.org.

Rebecca Flick - Vice President, Communications and Programs
Rebecca Flick joined RESOLVE in 2005. Rebecca’s experience as a non-profit professional began in 1998 with the American Occupational Therapy Association and since then she has continued as a strategic communications professional for other non-profits including, the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine and National School Boards Association. She received a BA in Communications from the University of Maryland, College Park and a certificate in Direct Marketing from Virginia Commonwealth University. As Director of Strategic Partnerships and Projects for RESOLVE, Rebecca’s main responsibilities include creating and implementing RESOLVE’s communication plans, signature events (National Infertility Awareness Week and Night of Hope), and online strategies, as well as increasing the infertility community’s engagement in RESOLVE's volunteer, advocacy and fundraising activities. Rebecca was diagnosed with infertility in 2006. She lives in Leesburg, VA with her husband and 5 year old son. She can be reached directly at rflick@resolve.org.

Cindy Hollister - Development Coordinator
Cindy Hollister joined RESOLVE in 2014 as the Development Coordinator. She started her career in the software industry, then moved to non-profit arts management, a better fit for her personality and family. She holds a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics and a master’s in education, both from the University of Buffalo. At RESOLVE, she enjoys interacting with Professional Members as well as working behind the scenes to support and problem solve with colleagues. She lives in Leesburg, Virginia with her husband and (occasionally) their two college-aged children. She can be reached directly at chollister@resolve.org.

Cindie KyteSenior Development Manager, Corporate Partners
Cindie Kyte joined RESOLVE in 2014 as the Senior Development Manager, building strategic partnerships with companies which share our mission. Prior to joining RESOLVE Cindie worked as a fundraiser with a variety of organizations; including health, religious, political, and professional nonprofits. She began her career in the corporate world, working in marketing for medium and large media companies, before transitioning to nonprofits and working for The American Institute of Architects, CCS Fund Raising and The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization Campaign. Throughout her career Cindie has worked for mission oriented companies and organizations that have been results driven. As a patient advocate, Cindie brings to RESOLVE  her passion for ensuring every patient’s access to care and financial stability. Cindie has a bachelor’s degree in International Studies from American University in Washington, D.C. and currently lives in Northern Virginia. She can be reached directly at ckyte@resolve.org.

Andy Schwarz - Director, Public Relations
Andy Schwarz joined RESOLVE in early 2011 and directs the public relations efforts for the association. Andy works with the media to increase public awareness of infertility, gain exposure for RESOLVE, and advance the organization’s mission.  He has worked with top media outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, Redbook Magazine, and The Huffington Post to position RESOLVE as the voice of the infertility community. Andy also serves as Editor of RESOLVE’s quarterly newsletter Resolve, for the journey and beyond. He lives in Arlington, VA with his family. He can be reached directly at aschwarz@resolve.org.

Trish Smith - Vice President, Development
Trish Smith joined RESOLVE in 2014 as vice-president of development. Her expertise in fundraising, non-profit and volunteer management was honed over almost three decades of years working with a variety organization in the fields of health, academics and professional membership. These groups include the American Heart Association, National Federation of Independent Business, National Association of Women Business Owners, Trinity College in Washington, D.C., Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance and the Alliance for Women in Media. She’s raised support for these organizations through major gifts, annual giving, corporate partnerships and sponsorships and social events targeted to high net- worth donors.  A special focus is donor psychology and in building strategic partnerships with year-around opportunity.

At RESOLVE, Trish manages a talented team of resource development professionals all committed to securing the financial resources required to fuel RESOLVE advocacy, education and support programs for those with infertility. Woven through their fundraising efforts is the goal to build effective and engaged relationships with individual donors and corporate funders.  She has a B.S. from the University of Maryland, College Park and lives in Fairfax, VA. She can be reached directly at tsmith@resolve.org.

 

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