Moderator: Alisyn Camerota
Co-host of FOX & Friends, Board Member, RESOLVE
Managing Partner, Global Account Director, MEC, North America & Runs Upper West Side Peer-Lead Group, RESOLVE
PhD, Clinical Psychologist-Psychoanalyst
Author, Fertility Coach, & Motivational Speaker
While infertility is becoming more visible and talked about in the media, many people are still reluctant to talk about their personal struggle to conceive and create a f family. This session looks at the emotional impact of infertility, with panelists sharing personal stories of how they coped and found the support they need.
Alisyn Camerota has been a co-host of FOX & Friends, the #1 cable morning news show, for the past six years. She anchors the 4-hour live program every Saturday and Sunday and also is regularly seen on the weekday show interviewing newsmakers of every stripe.
Alisyn is involved with several charities for children’s education and hosts a RESOLVE peer led support group in Connecticut. Alisyn was elected to the RESOLVE Board of Directors in 2011.
Kristen Magnacca is an award-winning author, fertility coach, motivational speaker and expert on the emotional aspects of infertility and other life challenges. Kristen also consults with fertility providers and organizations, teaching them how to attract and retain clients by emotionally treating patients and providing the ultimate patient experience.
Kristen is the advisor, supporter, and friend infertile women need. Kristen Magnacca was one of the first former patients and fertility survivors who addressed the mental and emotional crisis of infertility. She is the author of the groundbreaking Girlfriend to Girlfriend: A Fertility Companion (First Books Library, 2000) as well as the award-winning Love & Infertility: Survival Strategies for Balancing Infertility, Marriage and Life (LifeLine Press, 2004). Love and Infertility is the inaugural recipient of the Hope Award, Best Book Coping, from RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association.
Kristen testified before the US Senate in the spring of 2000 about the importance of government funding for fertility research and holistic treatment. She has been highlighted in national publications and broadcast media including NBC’s The Today Show, Woman’s World magazine, PBS’ Health Week and The Boston Globe. She also is a former board member and volunteer for RESOLVE of New England.
Anne Malavé, Ph.D. is a Clinical Psychologist-Psychoanalyst who maintains a Private Practice in Midtown-Columbus Circle, next to the TimeWarner Building, in New York City. Her main professional interest is in working with people with infertility and fertility challenges and in all forms of reproduction, adoption, and alternative family building. She is Graduate, Faculty, and Supervisor at the William Alanson White Institute; Past Chair, National Support Group Oversight Committee, Professional Support Group Leader, and Recipient of the 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award, RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association; Chair, Mental Health Professional Group Mentoring and Training in Infertility Committee; Consultant, Reproductive Specialists of New York; Parenting Workshop Leader, Advice Columnist and Past Board Member, Adoptive Parents Committee, and Staff Psychologist/Consultant at the Jewish Child Care Association (JCCA) Ametx Adoption Program.
Jen Soch is Managing Partner and Global Account Director for MEC North America.