2022: Year In Review

Dear Friends,

Resolve New England (RNE) is thrilled to share our 2022 annual report, which enables us to reflect on last year and welcome the new one with renewed excitement.

We want to begin with the most important aspect – gratitude. We are very thankful that all of you are part of our RNE family and that you help make our work possible in so many ways.

It is truly an honor for RNE to provide emotional support, unbiased information, and advocacy for ALL those struggling to grow their families. Creating community lessens the pain of these challenges and helps people feel less alone. RNE is here.

Our full network of free, virtual fertility and family building support groups continues to grow and thrive. It is incredibly powerful when attendees “find their people” through these groups. RNE is here.

We love connecting people to resources that they need while trying to build a family. This includes finding critical information – and comfort – through our annual conference, as well as identifying incredible professionals through our online directory. RNE is here.

In 2022, in collaboration with government leaders and our many partners, RNE successfully advocated for a fertility insurance law in Maine! This is a big, exciting step towards our goal of every New England state having an inclusive, comprehensive fertility insurance law, while we also actively work to advance other family building legislation throughout the region. RNE is here.

Finally, we can’t look back at last year without acknowledging that 2022 was devastating for all of us who care about reproductive health and autonomy. However, RNE feels energized about continuing to work with incredible fellow advocates to protect and restore fundamental rights.

Community is the cornerstone of our mission and more important than ever. Thank you for being part of ours!


Kate Weldon LeBlanc, Executive Director

Emily Lindblad, Operations Manager

"We are so appreciative of all that RNE stands for and how they continue to support our community every day.

RNE has and continues to have an immense impact on our family building journey. We are so grateful and continue to remain hopeful."

"The unbiased care, empathy and support from everyone is incredible.

This was the most encouraging group of people I’ve ever met."


  • In 2022, RNE's free, virtual Peer Groups supported 1415 attendees - a 12% increase from 2021 - from 34 states and 5 countries.
  • In total, RNE provided 213 groups, covering 13 different family building topics.

Special thanks to our team of peer leaders for their willingness to share their time, stories, and strength with those who are struggling to grow their families.

"Your magazine is exceptional. What an amazing teaching tool for all."


  • In 2022, the RNE Magazine got an exciting upgrade, offering empowering content and real-life family building perspectives in a new, fully-digital and interactive format.
  • Now with an international readership, it was wonderful to see the reach of this free resource grow over the course of the year, to over 4,000 views.

We are so grateful to all this year's contributors, but especially to the families who shared their stories with our readers.

"The Walk was so lovely. We felt wrapped in support and community.

It was a beautiful reminder as to WHY we are trying so hard for this. And a beautiful reminder that families are made in all different ways." 


  • This year's event brought the RNE Community together, in person and virtually, from across 18 states and 2 countries.

Special thanks to our top fundraisers:


  • Lauren Delaney
  • Jill Kneibel
  • Lauren Wilson


  • Pathways to Parenthood
  • We Walk Together CT
  • Circle Surrogacy

And to all of this year's Volunteers and Sponsors!

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"So informative and rewarding...it wasn't too overwhelming but was very informative and inclusive.

It was exactly what I needed at that point in my family building."


  • Thank you to all the amazing speakers who shared their expertise with over 150 people who participated in our virtual conference from 16 states and 2 countries.
  • Select sessions, including this year's Keynote Address by New York Times bestselling author Eleanor Brown, can be found on RNE's YouTube channel.

RNE Advocacy

"Thank you to Resolve New England and to all those who advocate for fertility coverage.

We are forever grateful that I was able to access the care I needed
to bring our baby into the world." 


  • As proud members of the We Care Coalition, we were delighted that the Connecticut Parentage Act took effect on Jan. 1, 2022.

Advocacy is a team sport and we're so grateful to our many partners who make these successes possible.

Giving Thanks

Resolve New England is truly grateful for each and every donation we receive. Your generosity makes our mission possible.

RNE is pleased to specifically acknowledge many of our donors from 2022 for the invaluable support you have provided.

We have made every effort for this list to be accurate and comprehensive. However, if you notice any accidental error or oversight, please notify RNE at admin@resolvenewengland.org. Thank you!

Benefactor, $2,000+

In honor of Much Wanted Families

James and Maureen Connelly

Amy Davis and Frank Dunau

Aprill and Brian Lane

Pamela and Stuart Mathews

Contributor, $1,000+


In honor of the amazing Chrusciel Family

Dr. Michael Alper

Chris and Marisa Bortlik

Cormier Family

Lauren and Ryan Delaney

LaMone M. Downey Leonard, LICSW, Rising Hope Counseling and Wellness

I.C. Credit Union

Dan Lluch and Fotini Papadopoulos

Dr. Samuel C. Pang

Jennifer and Philip Redmond

Amy and Mike St. Andre

Dana and Garhett Solomon

Dr. and Mrs. Aaron K. Styer

Helen and Sidney Witty Foundation

Supporter, $500+

Eden Cardozo, MD

Cerca Talent

Chrusciel Family

Joellie Colon

Alexander and Sibylle Dyer

Robyn and Dan Gallagher

Molly Donovan and John Galvin

The Grealish Family

Chrissy Hanisco and Scott Dodge

Briana and Bill Helgestad

Kerry Kavanaugh and Jason Solowski

Michael Kilbride

Dr. Crystal Klaahsen, OD, General Optical Co.

Dr. Ben Lannon

Philip and Marjorie Odeen

Lisa Rosenthal and Bill Kahan

Kendra Scott

Wandering Soul Beer,
In memory of Melody Smith

Katie and Ken York

Friend, $200+

Beth Baker

Jessica and Rick Berliner

Amy Callahan

The Clancy Family

Ariella Cohen

Lee and Jarrett Collins

Ali and Peter DiNardo

Christine and Sal DiNardo

Maureen A. Ferris

Brooke Hamilton of Fertility in Focus

Samuel A. Hyde

Stacey Ihnat

Vanessa Krawczyk

LeeMichael McLean

Colin D. Moore

Kathleen and Jeff Mortimer

Dr. Robert Oates

Salam Obaidi

Kimberly O’Loughlin

Erin and Grace Polatsek

Catherine and Phil Saines

Judy Smidt

Arielle and Max Spiegel

Allison Stockel

Lauren and Garrett Wilson

RNE is so grateful to the members of our premier partners, the 2022 Circle of Support.

Platinum Sponsors

Cummings Foundation

EMD Serono

Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Gold Sponsors

Boston IVF

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Silver Sponsors

Harvard Vanguard Fertility

Massachusetts General Hospital Fertility Center

Bronze Sponsors

CCRM Boston

Rainbow Sponsors

Gay Parents to Be

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RNE "Find Your People" pebble and mission

RNE Executive Committee

  • Jennifer Redmond, President
  • Chrissy Hanisco, Vice President
  • Lisa Rosenthal, Treasurer
  • Mary Zanor, Clerk

RNE Board of Directors

  • Robyn Gallagher
  • Kerry Kavanaugh
  • Jill Kniebel
  • Aprill Lane
  • Ben Lannon
  • LaMone Downey Leonard
  • LeeMichael Mclean
  • Dana Solomon
  • Aaron Styer
  • Catherine Tucker
  • Lauren Wilson

Board Fellow

  • Monique DeSimone

Honorary Members

  • Alma Berson
  • Bonny Gilbert
  • Barbara Wells

RNE Staff

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