Presenters

Bouchard, Thomas

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Thomas Bouchard M.D.

Dr. Bouchard is a Family Practice Physician in Canada.  He has published several articles on a wide variety of aspects of Natural Family Planning, including achieving pregnancy, avoiding pregnancy during the postpartum period, and hormonal changes of the menstrual cycle.  He has a special interest in natural family planning and is a medical consultant for the Institute of Natural Family Planning at Marquette University. He has published articles on a wide variety of issues from Natural Family Planning to Parkinson’s disease.

After completing his undergraduate at McGill University, Dr. Thomas Bouchard spent three years doing research on dementia in Parkinson’s disease at the University of Alberta.  He then completed medical school and residency at the University of Calgary.  He now practices general family medicine, low risk obstetrics at the Rockyview Hospital, and is the medical director at Fr. Lacombe and Providence Care Centres.  Dr. Bouchard is the Past-President of the Canadian Federation of Catholic Physicians Societies. He is a Clinical Lecturer at the University of Calgary and sits on the Perinatal Palliative Care Committee.

Grabowski, John and Claire

John Grabowski

John Grabowski PhD

Married for 33 years, John and Claire have 5 children and 3 grandchildren. They have done pre-Cana marriage ministry together for over 20 years, post-Cana ministry for 8 years, and served as a member couple from the United States on the Pontifical Council for the family since their appointment by Pope Benedict XVI in 2009. Together they are the authors of the commentary on the anniversary edition of Familiaris consortio (Boston: Pauline, 2015), and One Body: A Program of Marriage Formation for the New Evangelization. (Steubenville, OH: Emmaus Road Press, 2018).

John has taught moral theology at The Catholic University of America for the last 26 years. He has three times been appointed as a theological consultant to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. In 2015 he was appointed by Pope Francis to serve as an expert (adiutor) at the Synod of Bishops on the Family. His books include Sex and Virtue: An Introduction to Sexual Ethics (Washington, DC: Catholic University of America Press, 2003) and Transformed in Christ: Essays on the Renewal of Moral Theology (Naples, FL: Sapientia Press, 2017).

Claire Grabowski B.S.

Claire Grabowski received her BS in Education at Franciscan University, Steubenville.  She married John in 1985.  She taught full-time at Our Lady Queen of Peace School in Milwaukee, WI, substituted at Mother of God Community School in Gaithersburg, MD and is a math tutor for high school students.  She also has been spending her time as a companion to the elderly since 2013.  She has a several theological publications with her husband John including a commentary on St. John Paul II “Familiaris Consortio”.  Her latest presentation with John was in Houston TX, November 2017 on “Amoris Laetitia”.

Duane, Marguerite

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Marguerite Duane M.D.

Dr. Duane received her M.D. degree with honors in primary care from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and completed her Family Medicine residency at Lancaster General Hospital in Lancaster, PA. She received a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Health Administration degree from Cornell University in 1992 and 1994, respectively.

Dr. Duane is a board-certified family physician, co-founder and Executive Director of FACTS – the Fertility Appreciation Collaborative to Teach the Science, an organization dedicated to educating healthcare professionals and students about the scientifically valid natural or fertility awareness based methods of family planning. She serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor at Georgetown University, where she directs an introductory course on natural methods of family planning.  She is trained as a Creighton Medical consultant and a TeenSTAR educator and has published articles on the effectiveness of fertility awareness-based methods for family planning and the use of apps for tracking fertility.

Elenchin, Kate

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Kate Elenchin BSN, CRNA

Kate received her BSN from St. Francis University, Loretto PA and her CRNA from Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.  She completed the Marquette Method NFP teacher training program in 2016.  She teaches for the Erie Diocese and has taught over 170 couples both in-person and long distance.

Fehring, Richard

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Richard J. Fehring, PhD, RN, FAAN, FNI

Dr. Fehring is a Professor Emeritus and Director of the Marquette University College of Nursing Institute for Natural Family Planning.  He received his master and doctorate in nursing from Catholic University of America and baccalaureate degrees in biology and nursing from Marquette University.  He has published over 150 articles and book chapters and has published in such journals as Fertility and Sterility, Contraception, Journal of Women’s Health, and the Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Neonatal Nursing.  He has co-edited three books on Human Fertility.  He has generated over $2.8 million in research and foundation grants.  Professor Fehring is the writer and editor of Current Medical Research (CMR) in natural family planning a publication of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and a Contributing Editor of The Linacre Quarterly, the official journal of the Catholic Medical Association.  He is a science consultant to the Department of NFP of NFP (of the USCCB), a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, a Board member of University Faculty for Life, a past president of the American Academy of Fertility Care Professionals, and a member of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee Healthcare and Bioethics Commission.

Gorman, Jacqueline

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Jacqueline Gorman P.A.

Jackie received a B.S. in Kinesiology from Kansas State University and her masters as a PA from Wichita State University.  She worked as a PA in Cardiology and then in Trauma and Critical Care in Wichita KS and Omaha NE.  She completed her training as a Marquette Method teacher in 2016 and has taught over 65 couples both in-person and distance.  She is a wife and mother.

Miller, Kevin

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Kevin Miller, PhD

Dr. Miller received a BS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, an MA in Political Philosophy and his PhD in Moral Theology from Marquette University.  He teaches moral theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville, OH.  He lives with his wife Kim in Cleveland.

Raviele, Kathleen

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Kathleen Raviele M.D., OB/GYN

Dr. Kathleen Raviele is a board-certified gynecologist in the Atlanta area.  She is a fellow in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, served on the board of the Catholic Medical Association (CMA) in various roles for ten years and was president of the CMA in 2008. She serves as the CMA’s representative on the Pro-Life Committee of the USCCB and is chairman of the FIRE  (Faith, Inspiration, Reason and Evangelization) committee of the CMA, which develops the Holy Alliance documents, assisting clergy in medical-moral issues. She is the volunteer medical director of the Pregnancy Aid Clinic and has assisted in the passage of pro-life legislation in Georgia.  She completed the National Catholic Bioethics Center’s course on health care ethics in 2010 and promotes the Church’s teachings on marriage and family life in the Archdiocese of Atlanta through parish talks and marriage prep talks. She has been certified to teach four methods of natural family planning and has been an active teacher for 25 years. She participated in several of the research studies published on the Marquette Method of NFP, in conjunction with the Institute of Natural Family Planning at the College of Nursing, Marquette University.

Weidert, Melissa

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Melissa Weidert M.D., OB/GYN

Dr. Melissa Weidert is an OB/GYN who received a BS in Kinesiology-exercise science at UW-Madison, her MD at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison WI.  She did her OB/GYN residency at the Sisters of Charity, Buffalo NY and her Medical and surgical NaProTECHNOLOGY training at the Pope Paul VI Institute for NFP, Omaha NE . She has worked for the last 1.5 years as OB/GYN at St. Gianna Clinic in Greenbay WI incorporating Creighton Model into her practice. She is 1 of 22 fellowship trained physicians from Pope Paul VI Institute in Omaha, NE.

Young, Paul

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Paul Yong, M.D., OB/GYN, FRCSC

Dr. Paul Yong completed a MD/PhD degree in Experimental Medicine and a Residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology, followed by a Clinical Fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopy in 2012.  In addition to a clinical practice in endometriosis and pelvic pain in Vancouver, Canada, he leads an active translational research program including biobanking of endometriosis and multifactorial contributors to sexual pain in endometriosis.

Moderators

Barron, Mary Lee

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Mary Lee Barron PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP

Dr. Barron received her BSN from Saint Louis University, MSN from the University of Missouri-Columbia and her PhD from Saint Louis University.  She is an Associate Professor at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Nursing and a Fellow in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners since June 2014.  She is the director of the Marquette Fertility Education Center in St. Louis, MO and an accomplished author with over 22 peer-reviewed publications, chapters, textbook, and NFP instruction booklets related to family and fertility health.  She is President-elect (7/1/18) of the Catholic Nurses Association.

Fehring, Richard

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Richard J. Fehring, PhD, RN, FAAN, FNI

Goldsmith, Robin

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Robin Goldsmith M.D.

Dr. Goldsmith received her BS from the University of Notre Dame, her M.D. from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, Madison, WI and did her residency with a Fellowship in Obstetric Anesthesiology at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics in Iowa City, IA.

She is a pro-life, Catholic physician with specialization in OB Anesthesia for years. She was awarded ProLife Wi’s Activist of the Year as well as the Diocese of Green Bay, Faith That Works, award. At the request of Bishop Ricken, she helped co-found the St. Gianna Clinic in Greenbay, WI in 2015 which provides care from conception to natural end of life with physicians in Family Practice and OBGyn.  She helped co-found St. Gianna Molla Guild NEW which was awarded the Outstanding CMA Guild Award in the entire country.  She serves in the CMA as the Wisconsin State Director, Co-Regional Director of Region VII, and on the national board as Advisor to the President.

Jones-Nosacek, Cynthia

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Cynthia Jones-Nosacek, M.D.

Dr. Cynthia Jones-Nosacek is a family physician who has practiced the full range of medicine from birth to hospice for over 30 years.  She is a graduated of Loyola-Stritch School of Medicine Chicago and did her residency at Resurrection Hospital in Chicago.  She is a family practice physician with Ascension Wisconsin Columbia St. Mary’s Milwaukee, WI.

Weasler, Lauren

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Lauren Weasler M.D.

Dr. Weasler received her M.D. from the Medical College of Wisconsin and is doing her residency at Ascension Wisconsin Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital in Milwaukee.  She has volunteered as a bioethics intern, and facilitator for organized group discussions about the patient-physician relationship. She is interested in serving the Milwaukee community as a physician at with  specific interests in bioethics, obstetrics, and fertility awareness-based methods of family planning.

Panelists

Linn, James

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James Linn M.D., OB/GYN

Dr. Linn earned his degree in medicine from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1980, and completed his residency at Butterworth Hospital in Michigan. He is board certified and an Associate Clinical Professor of OB/GYN. He is also a member of the American Association of Pro-Life OB/GYNs and the Catholic Medical Association.

Mickelson, Julie

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Julie Mickelson M.D. OB/GYN

Dr. Mickelson earned her degree in medicine from the University of Minnesota in 1992, and completed her residency at the Maricopa Medical Center in Arizona. Dr. Mickelson is board certified and has a special interest in natural family planning and is a member of the Catholic Medical Association. She is fluent in Spanish.