Barbara Collura – President/CEO

Barbara Collura PhotoBarbara Collura serves as the President/CEO of RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association. Barbara is a nationally recognized expert on infertility and the family building journey, with a special emphasis on the personal experience of those struggling to build their family. Barbara has worked with the World Health Organization on infertility definitions and clinical guidelines, worked with ACOG on their clinical definitions for infertility, and served a four-year term on the Advisory Council of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at NIH.

A frequent guest speaker at medical conferences, Barbara is an expert on public policy issues facing the infertility community that impact both patient access and clinical care. Barbara has been a guest on the TODAY Show, MSNBC, Fox & Friends, and Nightline. She is routinely quoted in major media outlets on a variety of topics related to infertility. In 2014, Barbara received the Distinguished Service Award from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. 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 – Manager, Online Services

Marnee Beck ImageMarnee 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 – Manager, National Walks of Hope

Simmy Bookal ImageSimeonne Bookal joined RESOLVE in 2012. Since her introduction into RESOLVE as the Administrative Assistant, Simeonne has developed her professional skills as an experienced Events & Program Manager. In her current role, Simeonne leads RESOLVE’s Walks of Hope, the organization’s signature awareness and fundraising events currently occurring in eight cities nationwide.

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 reproductive 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 resides in Falls Church, VA. She can be reached directly at sbookal@resolve.org.

Betsy Campbell – Chief Engagement Officer

Betsy Campbell ImageBetsy 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 has also served as a volunteer leader for annual giving.

As RESOLVE’s Chief Engagement Officer, she is responsible for empowering constituents to make a difference through volunteering and advocacy. She is honored to work with RESOLVE’s community of 800+ volunteers to support, educate and advocate on behalf of the family building community. 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 – Chief External Affairs Officer

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 Chief External Affairs Officer 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, son, and daughter. She can be reached directly at rflick@resolve.org.

Cindy Hollister – Senior Manager, Development

Cindy Hollister ImageCindy Hollister joined RESOLVE in 2014. 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, volunteers, and donors, as well as working behind the scenes to support and problem solve with colleagues.  She can be reached directly at chollister@resolve.org.

 

Amanda Rush – Senior Manager, Coverage at Work

Amanda RushAmanda Rush joined RESOLVE after spending her career working in politics. Her experience in digital and grassroots outreach and communications spans six years, including organizations such as the Democratic National Committee, Locust Health Solutions, and the Democratic Party of Virginia.

As RESOLVE’s Senior Manager for Coverage at Work, Amanda’s goal is to empower employees to advocate with their employers for infertility insurance and benefits, as well as educate employers and coordinate outreach on the topic. As an adoptee from South Korea, her parents’ experience inspires her to make a difference and help families grow. She can be reached directly at arush@resolve.org.

Andy Schwarz – Director, Public Relations

Andy Schwarz ImageAndy Schwarz joined RESOLVE in 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, USA Today, and The Huffington Post to position RESOLVE as the voice of the infertility community. He lives in Arlington, VA with his family. He can be reached directly at aschwarz@resolve.org.

 

Lauren Taylor – Coordinator

Lauren TaylorLauren Taylor joined RESOLVE after moving to the Washington, D.C. area from Atlanta. She graduated from Georgia State University with a BA in Political Science and a BA in Economics. During her undergraduate studies, she held several different internships for organizations such as the Georgia House Democratic Caucus, Solar Energy Industries Association, and the Georgia Dept. of Early Care and Learning. She is passionate about RESOLVE’s mission as her godmother dealt with infertility, and she hopes to help raise awareness in an effort to get rid of any stigmas surrounding access to infertility treatment in the communities of people of color. She can be reached directly at ltaylor@resolve.org.

Allison Walther, Manager, Grassroots Outreach

Allison WaltherAllison Walther comes to RESOLVE after spending several years in the energy industry. With her experience in communications, marketing, advocacy and public affairs Allison saw this role as a natural fit for her skills and a mission she could stand behind. Before joining RESOLVE, Allison worked at America’s Natural Gas Alliance and the American Petroleum Institute—focusing on education and advocacy at both the state and federal level. In her current role, she is responsible for managing and growing a grassroots network that will work to expand pro-family building legislation. Allison can be reached at awalther@resolve.org.

Updated July 2019