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Erin Sherman Co-Founder Certified Coach Organic Conceptions OC

Erin, along with her husband, Marc, co-founded Organic Conceptions after their personal experience with infertility. Given her skills as a certified coach and what she and her husband observed on their path to parenthood, she wanted to investigate what helped them and how it could be applied to others in similar situations. She and Marc feel inspired by what they discovered and are proud to offer support and understanding to couples like them.

Marc Sherman CEO Co-Founder Organic Conceptions OC

Organic Conceptions began with founders Erin and Marc Sherman's personal struggle to conceive for close to a decade. Using qualitative and quantitative research practices, they dug deep into stories from couples like them who unexpectedly overcame infertility. Every story individually holds a profound amount of understanding. However, when weaved together, they provide a road map that can guide others on their journey to parenthood and beyond.

Dr Kate Webster PhD Chief Researcher Organic Conceptions OC

Dr. Kate Webster obtained a bachelor's degree from the University of Alaska Southeast & a Ph.D. in Behavioral Psychology from the University of Rhode Island. Her background made her the ideal Chief Researcher in how couples unexpectedly overcame infertility using qualitative and quantitative research practices. Her mapping to pinpoint moments of transitions or triggers that can alter one overall quality of life and reproductive health has been key to our program. She is thrilled to provide a road map that can guide others through their journey to parenthood.

Erin Sherman

Founder & CO-CEO

Marc Sherman

Founder & CO-CEO

Kate Webster, PhD.

Professor of Psychology & Chief Researcher

Meghan Hughes Director of Operations Organic Conceptions OC

Meghan brings strategy, leadership, and direction to Organic Conceptions. With a background in Marketing Operations and Project Management, she is focused on providing a seamless experience to support couples on their fertility journeys. Meghan is a mother of four, but her path was not always easy. She knows the challenges and devastation loss can bring. Meghan is passionate about women's health and growing families and knows how important it is to focus on mental well-being.

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Tara works as a doctorate family nurse practitioner and fertility coach. After enduring a long road through infertility followed by a traumatic pregnancy, she turned her hurt into hope for others by forming the only infertility nonprofit in North Dakota and South Dakota. She advocates for access to care for infertility care and fertility preservation through legislative efforts and educating key stakeholders. Tara is passionate about supporting those diagnosed with infertility to ensure they move forward with a peaceful mind and in control of their care. She has combined her experience as a healthcare professional and personal struggle with infertility to help navigate infertility patients through their family building path.
Buffy Trupp OC
Buffy Trupp, MA, RCC, LMFT is a somatic psychotherapist and founder of the Mindful Fertility Project. She has been teaching mindfulness to women and men trying to conceive for 15 years. She is the author of the Mindful Fertility Meditation Series which brings the teachings and practices of mindfulness to fertility challenges. She has had the honor of studying with Dr. Alice Domar, PhD  the Director of Mind-Body Services at Boston IVF as well as Ken Farber, MA, founder of Mindfulness Behavioral Skills Training. She has studied Vipassana meditation at Spirit Rock Meditation Center since 2003. She currently practices in the Vajrayana tradition with Lama Mark Webber and Lingtrul Rinpoche on Vancouver Island where she lives with her husband and son. You can find her at www.mindfulfertilityproject.com

Meghan Hughes

Director of Operations

Tara Brandner, DNPFNP-C

Director of Nursing & Education Services

Buffy Trupp, MA, RCC, LMFT

Director of Stress Reduction Programs

Marc Erin Sherman Family
Organic Conceptions began with founders Erin and Marc Sherman’s personal struggle in trying to conceive for close to a decade. Using both qualitative and quantitative research practices, they dug deep into stories from couples like them who unexpectedly overcame infertility. Every story individually holds a massive amount of insight, however when weaved together, they provide a road map that can guide others on their journey to parenthood and beyond.

Marc Sherman,

CEO & Co-Founder

Organic Conceptions began with founders Erin and Marc Sherman's personal struggle to conceive for close to a decade. Using qualitative and quantitative research practices, they dug deep into stories from couples like them who unexpectedly overcame infertility. Every story individually holds a profound amount of understanding. However, when weaved together, they provide a road map that can guide others on their journey to parenthood and beyond.

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Erin Sherman,

Co-Founder, Certified Coach

Erin, along with her husband, Marc, co-founded Organic Conceptions after their personal experience with infertility. Given her skills as a certified coach and what she and her husband observed on their path to parenthood, she wanted to investigate what helped them and how it could be applied to others in similar situations. She and Marc feel inspired by what they discovered and are proud to offer support and understanding to couples like them.

Dr Kate Webster PhD Chief Researcher Organic Conceptions
Kate makes meaning of the stories we have collected. Her background in Multivariate Statistics combined with a PhD in Psychology makes her the perfect partner. Her philosophy is simple—to understand, at the very core, the sorrows and joys and scientifically map the similarities among them. This mapping can enable us to pinpoint moments of transition and triggers that can weaken not only our quality of life but also damage our reproductive health.

Kate Webster, PhD.

Chief Researcher

Dr. Kate Webster obtained a bachelor's degree from the University of Alaska Southeast (1995) and a Ph.D. in Behavioral Psychology from the University of Rhode Island (2001). Her behavioral and social psychology training made her an ideal Chief Researcher in how couples unexpectedly overcame infertility using qualitative and quantitative research practices. Her mapping to pinpoint moments of transitions or triggers that can alter one overall quality of life and reproductive health has been key to the Organic Conceptions program. She is thrilled to provide a road map that can guide others through their journey to parenthood. 

Meghan Hughes Program Director
After earning her Bachelor of Science in Marketing, Meghan entered the marketing world to explore her passion for project management, account management, leadership, and communication. Currently, Meghan works as a Program Director for Organic Conceptions, where she is focused on user-experience, technology, growth, and execution.

Meghan Hughes

Director of Operations

Meghan brings strategy, leadership, and direction to Organic Conceptions. With a background in Marketing Operations and Project Management, she is focused on providing a seamless experience to support couples on their fertility journeys. Meghan is a mother of four, but her path was not always easy. She knows the challenges and devastation loss can bring. Meghan is passionate about women's health and growing families and knows how important it is to focus on mental well-being.

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Tara Brandner

Director of Nursing and Education Services

Tara works as a doctorate family nurse practitioner and fertility coach. After enduring a long road through infertility followed by a traumatic pregnancy, she turned her hurt into hope for others by forming the only infertility nonprofit in North Dakota and South Dakota. She advocates for access to care for infertility care and fertility preservation through legislative efforts and educating key stakeholders. Tara is passionate about supporting those diagnosed with infertility to ensure they move forward with a peaceful mind and in control of their care. She has combined her experience as a healthcare professional and personal struggle with infertility to help navigate infertility patients through their family building path.

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Buffy Trupp, MA, RCC, LMFT

Director of Stress Reduction Programs

Buffy Trupp, MA, RCC, LMFT is a somatic psychotherapist and founder of the Mindful Fertility Project. She has been teaching mindfulness to women and men trying to conceive for 15 years. She is the author of the Mindful Fertility Meditation Series which brings the teachings and practices of mindfulness to fertility challenges. She has had the honor of studying with Dr. Alice Domar, PhD  the Director of Mind-Body Services at Boston IVF as well as Ken Farber, MA, founder of Mindfulness Behavioral Skills Training. She has studied Vipassana meditation at Spirit Rock Meditation Center since 2003. She currently practices in the Vajrayana tradition with Lama Mark Webber and Lingtrul Rinpoche on Vancouver Island where she lives with her husband and son. You can find her at mindfulfertilityproject.com

ADVISORS

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Regina Townsend

Founder of The Broken Brown Egg

Regina Townsend is a professional youth librarian, infertility advocate, and founder of The Broken Brown Egg.  She is passionate about bringing light and representation to the struggle of infertility and its mental, social, and emotional impacts in the African American community and believes in connecting people to the resources they need to make informed health decisions. Her Players 2 & 3 are husband Jahbari, and their long-awaited son, Judah.

ADVISORS

Regina Townsend Advisor Founder Broken Brown Egg

Regina Townsend is a professional youth librarian, infertility advocate, and founder of The Broken Brown Egg.  She is passionate about bringing light and representation to the struggle of infertility and its mental, social, and emotional impacts in the African American community and believes in connecting people to the resources they need to make informed health decisions. Her Players 2 & 3 are husband Jahbari, and their long-awaited son, Judah.

Regina Townsend

Founder of The Broken Brown Egg

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