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American Fertility Association Bids Farewell to Founding Executive Director

Thursday, February 14, 2008 General News J E 4
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NEW YORK, Feb. 13 The American Fertility Associationannounced today the departure of its Founding Executive Director, PamelaMadsen, who resigned after many years of service to pursue opportunities inthe private sector in reproductive medicine.

"We are very grateful to Pam for her many years of vision and leadership,"said AFA Co-Chair Patricia Mendell. "Our organization would not be the leadingpatient organization in the field of family building were it not for Pam."

As the Founding Executive Director, Ms. Madsen's vision was to supportpeople trying to conceive; transform the lives of individuals and couplesfaced with reproductive difficulties; and raise awareness around sexual andreproductive health and wellness. Ms. Madsen is a member of the NationalCounsel of State Legislators Genetic Technologies Project's Legislative TaskForce on Human Genetic Technologies, The International Consumer Support forInfertility (iCSi) and a Committee Member of the National Coalition forOversight of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (NCOART).

"The AFA is ready to grow in new directions, just as I am. I will continueto support, love and watch those changes as they unfold," said Madsen. "I havea great belief in the life, spirit and purpose of The AFA. I will always lendmy support to its health and growth - even if from a distance."

The AFA will be conducting a national search to replace the executivedirector position and has named Chief Operating Officer Ken Mosesian as ActingExecutive Director in the interim.

"Pam's vision laid a strong foundation for the AFA and the staff, some ofwhom started with Pam in the early days of the organization, and the AFA iscommitted to continuing that legacy," said Co-Chair Stuart Miller. "We wishPam all the best in her future endeavors and thank her for setting theorganization on such a strong path for the future."

The AFA is a national, non-profit organization serving the United Statesthrough its national office in New York City, and is a leader in providing menand women, health care professionals, public officials and the media, bothnationally and internationally, with information about infertility treatments,reproductive and sexual health and family building options including adoptionand third-party solutions.

This release was issued through eReleases(TM). For more information,visit http://www.ereleases.com.For more information about the AFA, visit http://www.theafa.org. Press Contact: Anne Adams Director, Policy and Programming The American Fertility Association Tel: 646.452.4519 Mobile: 917.324.1545 anne.adams@theafa.org

SOURCE The American Fertility Association
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