About

U.S. Donor Conceived Council, Inc. (DCC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded in 2022 by a team of donor conceived people (DCP) who serve on a volunteer basis. DCC aims to educate others on the lived experiences of DCP; advocate for reforms to the fertility industry that further our best interests; and assist in developing and passing legislation that protects the rights of donor conceived people.

Our vision for a better future for donor conceived people begins by prioritizing the best interests of DCP in all matters involving donor conception. Click here to read more.

U.S. Donor Conceived Council (DCC) does not tolerate homophobia or transphobia. DCC acknowledges and respects diverse family structures. Read our non-discrimination statement here.


Leadership Team

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Erin Jackson – CEO & President
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U.S. Donor Conceived Council is the brainchild of Erin Jackson, a freelance writer and founder of We Are Donor Conceived. As CEO and president, Erin sets the overall strategy and vision for the organization.

Erin is a dual citizen born in the suburbs of Toronto, Ontario. She lives in San Diego and enjoys bike rides, baking, and quality time with her cat, Pixel.

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Melissa Bornico – Vice President of Development
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Melissa was conceived from an anonymous egg donor and learned this information just weeks before turning 22. As vice president of development, Melissa spearheads fundraising initiatives and works to grow the organization. Melissa also manages U.S. Donor Conceived Council’s social media sites. 

Melissa lives in New York with her dog and two cats. She has a degree in neuroscience with experience working in medicine, research, bioethics, and human rights. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and art, and she is addicted to thrifting and used book stores.

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Tiffany D. Gardner – Vice President of Communications
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Tiffany is a late-discovery donor conceived person who learned the truth at 35. As vice president of communications, Tiffany drafts content for publication and works on educational initiatives with other members in the wider donor conception community.

Tiffany is an attorney and lives with her husband and three young sons in the suburbs of Atlanta. She enjoys writing, going to concerts, and playing video and board games with her family.

Jillian Phillips, MPH, MBA – Vice President of Government Affairs
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Raised the only child of a single mother, Jillian always knew she was conceived via an anonymous sperm donor. As vice president of government affairs for the U.S. Donor Conceived Council, Jillian leads efforts to develop legislation that considers the best interests of donor conceived people.

Jillian lives in Indiana with four dogs and one cat. She has a degree in biology, masters of public health, and a masters of business administration — and will enter law school in Fall 2022. She began figure skating at the age of three and competed in ice dancing and synchro for 12 years. She continues to coach at a local rink.

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Tyler Sniff – Vice President of Legal Affairs, Assistant Vice President of Government Affairs
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Tyler is a late-discovery donor conceived person. As part of the U.S. Donor Conceived Council team, Tyler ensures compliance with relevant rules and regulations and drafts and reviews legal documents for the organization. He also helps develop legislation that considers the best interests of donor conceived people. Tyler also serves as the treasurer of the organization.

Tyler works full time as an attorney for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and earned a degree in physics from Furman University where he also studied genetics. He lives in Atlanta with his wife and their pug, Chuck. Tyler enjoys spending time with his family, listening to jazz, and playing golf and the saxophone.

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Bethany Kennedy – Secretary
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Raised by a single mother by choice, Bethany always knew she was conceived via an anonymous sperm donor. As part of U.S. Donor Conceived Council, she helps to keep the organization running smoothly.

Bethany is an attorney in Arizona, where she lives with her husband, two children, and two dogs. She is a lifelong vegetarian, but has a wicked sweet tooth.