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Dr. Mary Riddle received her PH.D. in Clinical Health Psychology from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology of Yeshiva University in New York City. She completed her pre-doctoral clinical internship at the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health (of New York’s Psychoanalytic Institute). She completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Manhattan’s VA Hospital, where she started a women’s health collaborative with Primary Care.
Dr. Riddle has published numerous articles within the field of reproductive health and her research has been nationally recognized.
Since 2006, Dr. Riddle has been on faculty at The Pennsylvania State University in the department of Psychology. Currently she is a course author and lecturer of Psychology for Penn State University’s World Campus. She also maintains a private practice in State College, PA.
Since 2005, Dr. Riddle has served as the psychological consultant to Geisinger Medical Center’s Fertility Clinic in Danville, PA. She counsels patients and evaluates potential egg donors and gestational surrogates. She also meets with couples to help them navigate the complex issues inherent in third party reproduction.
Dr. Riddle is a member of the Mental Health Professional Group of The American Society for Reproductive Medicine. She is the past Chair of the Mental Health Professional Group as well as the past Chair of the Scientific Development Committee. She remains on the Executive Board until 2017. Dr. Riddle is on the Editorial Board of Fertility and Sterility, the medical journal of The American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Other professional affiliations include the Pennsylvania Psychological Association and the Central Pennsylvania Psychological Association.
Nancy Boughey, M.S.W.
Nancy Boughey, M.S.W.
2220 Fillmore Street San Francisco, California 94115
Nancy Kaufman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Psychoanalyst with more than 25 years of clinical experience. She leads The Third Party Parenting Network (TPPN), a monthly support group for people pursuing or who have already formed their families using egg donation, sperm donation and/or surrogacy. She specializes in issues related to Disclosure in Third Party Reproduction.
Patricia Mendell is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Board Certified Diplomat. She is the facilitator of the AFA Ovum Donor Seminar Series. Patricia has served as Co-Chair of the AFA since 2006. She is a member of the AFA Mental Health Advisory Board. Patricia is co-author of the fact sheet for AFA on “Talking to Children about Ovum Donation” reissued in 2009. In 2003 Patricia was a recipient of the AFA Family Building Award and is a founding board member of the organization.
Patricia has written and spoken extensively on numerous topics regarding fertility, third party reproduction and disclosure, parenting after fertility, multi-fetal reduction, and pregnancy loss and adoption. As an infertility and pregnancy loss survivor, she is well aware of the impact decision making choices on people’s lives. In her role as therapist and consumer advocate, she gives those seeking her help both practical and therapeutic advice on how to cope better with stress, resolve marital tensions and explore and select solutions to their family building dilemmas.
Patricia holds a BA from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, and an M.S. from Columbia University School of Social Work. She is a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine’s Mental Health Professional Group and a MHPG mentor. Patricia is married and is the proud mother of two sons David and Michael Singer. She and her husband have practices in New York City and reside in Park Slope, Brooklyn.