Meet The Donor Concierge Team

Gail Sexton Anderson, EdM, Founder

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Gail has dedicated her career to helping intended parents from all walks of life to build families. She founded Donor Concierge as a compassionate approach to helping intended parents sort through the gauntlet of egg donor and surrogacy options. Gail is a Harvard trained counselor with nearly 20 years of experience helping intended parents become parents. After graduate school, Gail joined a research group in the Psychology Department at Yale University. Later, she joined a group of researchers in pediatric neurology at Yale New Haven Hospital doing developmental testing with children born prematurely of very low birth weight. Gail is also a graduate of Alice Domar’s Mind Body Fertility Program through Boston IVF and has served on a Radcliffe panel with other fertility experts. Gail is an empathic listener who brings a calming influence to what can often be an emotionally stressful process.

In 1998, Gail began her work with intended parents and egg donors. She was the executive director for one of the oldest and most respected surrogacy programs in the United States. A frequent speaker at fertility conferences, Gail has consulted with several organizations creating fertility service programs. She helps you find surrogates who are ready to cycle, with a healthy body mass index (BMI), in an area of the country suitable for you, and from trusted surrogacy programs.

Gail has been married since 1984 and has two wonderful children. Having the privilege of being a mother has ignited her passion for helping others experience the joy of parenting.

Anne Cheever, MSW, LCSW

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Anne, a warm and sincere member of our team who has both a personal and professional connection to fertility issues. Anne is both a mother and licensed counselor with an interest in women’s health and mental health issues. In 2002, Anne was diagnosed with her own rare fertility disorder. Happily, Anne and her husband conceived their son through assisted reproduction in May 2012.

Anne holds a masters degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill School of Social Work. She has worked at Duke University Medical Center as co-facilitator of the Duke Post Partum Depression Support Program. She was also the primary clinician for The Center for Perinatal Care for the University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Medicine, an Ob-Gyn practice focused on women experiencing High Risk pregnancy episodes. Anne has clinical experience working with pregnancies of multiples and coordination of birth plans for surrogacy deliveries. She was the key author of many hospital policies on surrogacy birth planning and is quite familiar with the process of expecting through surrogacy.

Anna Baylon, RN, BSN

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Anna is a kind and compassionate woman who is a nurse, counselor and mother of one vivacious daughter conceived after her own bout with infertility.  She has dedicated her professional career to the business of caring. With over 20 years of nursing experience, Anna has been involved in women’s health, newborn care, oncology, and surgical recovery. She is passionate about helping intended parents attain their dream of building a family. Because no matter how many times it happens, she will never tire of witnessing the great joy of welcoming a baby into the world.

Anna earned pre-nursing requisites at University of the Philippines Manila and completed Bachelor's Degree in Nursing at West Visayas State University- consistently named as one of the top Nursing schools in the Philippines.   She worked for over 12 years at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women and Newborns in the Postpartum, NICU and Recovery Units helping women in various reproductive and infertility stages undergo surgical procedures including C-sections, laparoscopic, and robotic-assisted surgeries. She has been nominated Nurse of the Year for Clinical Excellence and First Touch Champion for dedication to customer service.  Currently Anna is also a maternal/infant visiting nurse heavily involved in educating new moms and parents with babies in their own homes including lactation counseling, community resource networking, and preventative services.

Gloria Li, BA, PMP

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Gloria has a unique combination of interpersonal and technical skills having been both an events planner and an IT specialist. Over the years, she has executed and designed trade shows with clients that include high-profile celebrities, Fortune 500 corporations for IT World Canada, OutsourceWorld LLC.  She was raised in China but is now a Canadian citizen and works with us remotely from Vancouver.

Her warm and enthusiastic personality, along with flawless precision and attention to detail, has helped contribute to her success and client satisfaction. Her vision and passion for the mission that perfection is truly in the details have set a high mark in our commitment to excellence.  Gloria speaks fluent Mandarin and English.

Gloria is married with two young children.

Michelle Laurie, BJ, MSc, SRM

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Michelle has a unique sense of understanding and empathy for those struggling with infertility.  After spending several years challenged with her own fertility issues, Michelle welcomed her son to the world. She returned to post-graduate study and achieved her Masters in Social Research Methods from the Open University in 2012. Focusing on the interaction between people in a cyber world, Michelle is passionate about bringing people together and has a hound-dog like approach to research to match our clients with the most suitable egg donors.

Michelle joins us after a varied career spanning several continents.  Growing up in Canada and a self-confessed ‘news junkie’, she took her degree in Journalism and emigrated to the UK, spending over a decade as a successful television producer and journalist. She travelled the world as a Series Producer on documentaries for the BBC, National Geographic, and other international broadcast clients. Now, working with Donor Concierge brings all of her talents together to help others to fulfill their dream of a family.

Lani Bass, MA, PPSC

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Lani is a sensitive listener, well attuned to others’ circumstances and needs.  She has devoted her professional career to supporting families and brings her clinical skills and professional experience to Donor Concierge.  She is a clear, confident communicator, creative and organized, with excellent interpersonal skills.  She has used these skills in the field of counseling and education for over fifteen years.  Her caring and empathetic approach is matched with her tenacity, organization, and focus.

Lani earned her BA at UC Santa Cruz and holds a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University.  She is motivated and enthusiastic about helping couples in their dream of starting a family.  Lani is married with two young children.

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