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The Verywell Family Review Board is a team of board-certified physicians and recognized health, wellness, and finance experts who ensure our content is high-quality, judgment-free, and here to support you through all the stages of parenthood. They join us in our mission to be a modern resource for reliable and realistic pregnancy and parenting advice.

Get to know the passionate and esteemed experts who make up the Review Board.

Review Board Members

Rebecca Agi, MS, IBCLC

Lactation Consultant
Rebecca Agi

Rebecca Agi, MS, IBCLC, is an international board-certified lactation consultant and founder of Best Milk LA, a private in-home and virtual lactation consulting service. As a nationally recognized lactation expert, Rebecca has been featured in several media outlets including Parents Magazine, Yahoo, Fit Pregnancy, Romper, and more.

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Laura Anderson Kirby, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Laura Anderson Kirby, PhD

Laura Anderson Kirby, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist at a private practice in Chapel Hill, N.C., with years of experience providing evaluations and therapy for children and adolescents. She has broad training in child clinical psychology and enjoys working with children and families from various backgrounds.

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Leyla Bilali, RN

Fertility Consultant
Leyla Bilali

Leyla Bilali, RN, is a registered nurse, fertility nurse, and fertility consultant in the New York City area. She is passionate about providing personalized care, continuity and consistency, intimacy, and proper education for clients. Leyla is also an advisor for Robyn, an integrative fertility and parenthood wellness support platform.

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Andrea Chisholm, MD

Andrea Chisholm, MD

Andrea Chisholm, MD, is a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist with more than 20 years of clinical experience. She has taught at both Tufts University School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School, and she is currently on the Clinical Advisory Board of the International Association of Premenstrual Disorders.

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Sacha Coupet

Family Attorney
Sacha Coupet

Sacha Coupet, PhD, JD, is a Professor of Law and the Associate Dean of Mission Innovation at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Sacha's scholarly work has been published in numerous national law reviews, and she has been quoted or mentioned in print publications. In addition, she is co-editor of the groundbreaking book, "Children, Sexuality and the Law" published by NYU Press. 

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Alyssa Dweck, MD


Alyssa Dweck, MD, is a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist and assistant clinical professor of obstetrics-gynecology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Dweck has co-authored three books, including "The Complete A to Z for Your V," and has appeared on The Today Show and Good Day L.A.

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Teja Dyamenahalli, MD, MPH, FAAP

Teja Dyamenahalli

Teja Dyamenahalli MD, MPH is a board certified pediatrician and is fellowship trained in Integrative Medicine. She has been practicing hospital medicine for almost a decade and has additional training and expertise in nutrition, culinary medicine, functional medicine, and the effects of media on child health.

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Michelle Felder, LCSW, MA

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Michelle Felder

Michelle is a New York state-licensed clinical social worker. Since beginning her clinical social work career in 2007, Michelle has worked with families in a variety of settings, including schools, homes, and outpatient mental health clinics. In addition, Michelle is an adjunct lecturer and faculty advisor at the Silver School of Social Work at New York University.

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Tyra Tennyson Francis, MD

Family Physician

Tyra Tennyson Francis, MD, is a board-certified family medicine physician and currently serves as the medical director of an outpatient clinic. With more than 10 years of experience, Dr. Tennyson Francis is also a former Naval officer, serving as an active duty family physician for six years. She still serves the military as a civilian doctor today.

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Lyndsey Garbi, MD


Lyndsey Garbi, MD, is double board-certified in pediatrics and neonatology. She serves as an assistant professor at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and practices within the Northwell Health System. Dr. Garbi is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and chief pediatrician at Blueberry Pediatrics.

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Rachel Gurevich, RN

Fertility Advocate
Rachel Girevich

Rachel Gurevich is a fertility advocate, author, and recipient of The Hope Award for Achievement, from Resolve: The National Infertility Association. She is a professional member of the Association of Health Care Journalists and has been writing about women’s health since 2001. Rachel uses her own experiences with infertility to write compassionate, practical, and supportive articles.

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Candice W. Jones, MD, FAAP

Candice Jones

Candice Jones, MD began her pediatric career in 2006. As a pediatrician, she calls herself "auntie" within the families she serves. She provides comprehensive care for children from birth to young adulthood. Candice is an Author and Spokesperson with the American Academy of Pediatrics and the host of the KIDing Around with Dr. Candice Podcast.

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Ann-Louise T. Lockhart, PsyD, ABPP

Pediatric Psychologist
Ann-Louise T. Lockhart, PsyD, ABPP

Ann-Louise T. Lockhart, PsyD, ABPP, is a board-certified pediatric psychologist, parent coach, author, speaker, and owner of A New Day Pediatric Psychology, PLLC. Dr. Lockhart specializes in working with clients who present with medical diagnoses and are seeking alternative solutions.

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Samantha Mann, BCBA, LBA

Trauma-Informed Behavior Analyst
Samantha Mann

Samantha Mann is a trauma-informed behavior analyst who began working in the field in in 2013. As a board-certified behavior analyst, she helps children and young adults increase their independent life skills, social skills, and ability to regulate emotions. She also helps students of all ages engage in harm reduction. 

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Amy Marschall, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist
Headshot of Amy Marschall

Amy Marschall, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist who works with children and adolescents. She is certified in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy and telemental health. She provides individual, family, and group psychotherapy.

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Kristin McGee, CPT

Personal Trainer and Yoga Instructor
Kristin McGee

Kristin McGee, CPT, is a certified personal trainer, yoga instructor, and Pilates teacher. She currently teaches yoga and meditation for Peloton, including prenatal and postnatal classes. Kristin is a pioneer in making yoga and mindful movement more accessible for all.

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Rachel Nazarian, MD

Rachel Nazarian, MD, FAAD

Rachel Nazarian, MD, FAAD, is a board-certified dermatologist seeing patients in New York, N.Y. She practices various aspects of dermatology, including cosmetic treatments, laser, injectables, skin cancer screening, general dermatology, dermatologic surgery, and body contouring.

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Tosin Odunsi, MD, MPH

Tosin Odunsi, MD, MPH

Tosin Odunsi, MD, MPH, is a board-certified obstetrics-gynecology physician who is passionate about equitable healthcare and the promotion of diversity in medicine. She is the founder of The Mentorship Squad (TMS), a community of Black and Latinx women seeking mentorship along their journey to becoming U.S. physicians.

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Erika Rasure, PhD

Financial Therapist
Erika Rasure headshot

Erika Rasure, PhD, is an internationally-known financial therapist and a cryptocurrency and personal finance expert. She is the founder of Crypto Goddess, the first learning community curated for women to learn how to invest their money—and themselves—in crypto, blockchain, and the future of finance and digital assets.

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Carly Snyder, MD

Reproductive and Perinatal Psychiatrist

Carly Snyder, MD, is a reproductive and perinatal psychiatrist who combines traditional psychiatry with integrative medicine-based treatments. She is also the director for women's health for Family Health Associates, host of the podcast MD for Moms, and a regular contributor to many news and media outlets. Dr. Snyder was named a "Rising Star" by Super Doctors in 2019.

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Former Verywell Family Review Board Members

  • Alisa Baer, MD
  • Eva Beaulieu, MD
  • Joel Forman, MD
  • Juli Fraga, PsyD
  • Aron Janssen, MD
  • Willow Jarosh, MS, RD
  • Jonathan B. Jassey, DO
  • Sanja Jelic, MD
  • Brian Levine, MD, MS
  • Stephanie Middleberg, RD
  • Amy Morin, LCSW
  • Blair Murphy-Rose, MD, FAAD
  • Vanessa Nzeh, MD
  • Micky Obradovic, MD, FAAP, IBCLC
  • Elisha Peterson, MD, FAAP, FASA
  • Leigh Raviv, WHNP-BC
  • Sarah Rahal, MD
  • Paul A. Rufo, MD, MMSc
  • Anita Sadaty, MD
  • Meredith Shur, MD
  • Nicole Sparks, MD
  • Lindsey Waldman, MD, RD

How Our Review Board Process Works

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