Our compassionate and knowledgeable team is an extended family dedicated to helping our partners, supporters and anyone impacted by reproductive loss.

Chenayle Hatfield, Chief Operating Officer
Chenayle guides the workflow strategy and organization of all essential business processes. She builds and analyzes the efficiency of business functions, leads planning changes and manages day-to-day operations. She collaborates with other executive staff to set and meet objectives, values and goals. She enjoys change management and implementing new ideas. She values the comfort and hope that the Institute provides to those impacted.
Katie Geppert Gonzalez Certificate Programs Coordinator
Katie is the primary point of contact for organizations who partner with the Institute for training. Just recently, Katie not only helped facilitate our outreach to Ukraine, she helped to successfully train psychologists, social workers, clergy and representatives of NGOs from across the country. Katie is inspired by the Institute of Reproductive Grief Care's’ impact, not only on individuals but on entire organizations.

Certified Instructors

Melinda Ruiz, MSN, RN, CNS, Certified Instructor
As an advanced practice nurse and healthcare instructor Melinda would to increase the comfort of healthcare providers when caring for patients and families experiencing reproductive loss.