Meet Our Executive Team
Dr. Marguerite Duane, a board certified family physician and Adjunct Associate Professor at Georgetown University, is co-founder and Executive Team Leader of FACTS – the Fertility Appreciation Collaborative to Teach the Science. Dr. Duane formerly served as the medical director of the Spanish Catholic Center of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, DC and as the Family Medicine Clerkship Director at Georgetown University. She received her M.D. degree with recognition 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. Dr. Duane received a Bachelor of Science with Honors degree and a Master of Health Administration degree from Cornell University in 1992 and 1994, respectively.
Dr. Duane is also trained as a Creighton Medical consultant and a TeenSTAR educator. She has been recognized for her leadership efforts by the American Board of Family Medicine which named her as a 1998 Pisacano Scholar, and by the American Academy of Family Physicians which awarded her the AAFP Bristol Meyers Squibb Graduate Medical Education Award in 2002. Dr. Duane balances her career as a teacher and Family Physician, with her role as a mother and wife. She is proud to be accompanied on this life’s journey by her husband and fellow family physician, Dr. Kenneth Lin, and they are delighted to be the parents of 4 young children, Isaac Thomas, Eden Rose, Ellis John, and Gianna Marie Lin.
Robert Motley, M.D.
Dr. Motley is a co-founder of FACTS– the Fertility Appreciation Collaborative to Teach the Science. He is currently a Vice Chair in the Department of Family Medicine at Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, PA. He also serves as President of the Medical Staff and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Health Network. As a faculty member in the residency program there, Bob has been a three time winner of the Resident Teacher of the Year award. His academic interests include chronic illness care, community health and cooperative fertility care. He is trained as a Creighton Model Medical Consultant and works with a non-profit organization in his community that supports fertility care.
During the first 20 years of his career, Dr. Motley was a full time clinician in community practice and one of the founders of TriValley Primary Care—a group practice of more than 30 providers with 7 locations. He served as the group’s chairman from 2001 to 2004.
A graduate of LaSalle University, Dr. Motley completed his medical training at Jefferson Medical College and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine. Bob is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine and the Family Medicine Education Consortium. He and his wife Jeanne-Marie have five adult children and two grandchildren. Four of their children work in the health professions.
Michael D. Manhart, Ph.D.
Mike is currently the Executive Director of Couple to Couple League International. After receiving his doctorate in Microbiology from the University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine, Dr. Manhart embarked on a career in Research & Development with Procter & Gamble. While there, he held numerous management roles of increasing responsibility in various global health care and pharmaceutical organizations; he retired in 2008 as a Director of R&D. He and his wife have served as volunteer CCL teachers for over 25 years. Michael also served on the CCL Board of Directors from 2007 to 2009. In July 2009 he was appointed executive director. He resides in Cincinnati and is the proud father of four and grandfather of three.
Ashley Stone is a fourth year medical student at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. She is the president and founder of the FACTS student group at UT Southwestern and serves as the student liaison to the FACTS Executive Team. She hopes to develop a model for other FACTS student groups across the country. Ashley has also volunteered in several countries and hopes to spread awareness of FABMs internationally as well. She is a trained Billings Instructor.
Ashley graduated from Ursuline Academy in Dallas, Texas in 2007. In 2011, she received her bachelor of arts in sociology and minor in natural science from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California. Her studies emphasized race relations and cultural competence in medicine.
Amina White, M.D.
Dr. Amina White is an obstetrician-gynecologist who is committed to women’s healthcare and the training of medical students and residents. She completed her undergraduate education at Yale University, obtained her medical degree from Harvard Medical School, and completed her OB/GYN residency training at Georgetown University Hospital. In 2008, she became an Assistant Professor on faculty at the Howard University College of Medicine in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology where she offered fertility awareness based methods of family planning to a diverse population of women. Dr. White currently works at the National Institutes of Health in the Clinical Center Department of Bioethics to study some of the ethical challenges that physicians face when caring for vulnerable patient populations. She is honored to join the FACTS Executive Team.
Laurence Bauer, M.S.W., Med
Laurence C. Bauer, M.S.W., M.Ed. serves as Chief Executive Officer of the Family Medicine Education Consortium, Inc. from 1994 to the present. The FMEC is a not-for-profit corporation designed to promote collaboration within the academic Family Medicine and primary care community in the northeast region of the US. He serves as Director of Network Development: Center for Innovation in Family and Community Health, Dayton, OH from January 2006 to the present. He is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Wright State University School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine in Dayton Ohio.
Previously he served The Ohio State University School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine for four years as Director of Organization and Faculty Development. He served as Director of Faculty Development and Behavioral Science in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the Pennsylvania State University School of Medicine in Hershey, PA for thirteen years.
Alison Contreras, Ph.D., FCP
Alison Contreras, PhD, FCP, serves as the Director of Programs and Apps Project Manager for the collaborative. Alison has taught a sympto-thermal FABM since 2009 and the Creighton Model System, a mucus-only method, since 2014. As a FABM teacher in two systems, Alison understands the importance of clients receiving factual information from their physicians in order to make and support their healthcare decisions.
Always taking an interest in how things work and natural systems, Alison received a BS in Civil Engineering in 2006 and a PhD in Environmental Engineering in 2011, from Rice University. She has authored 9 peer-reviewed and conference papers. Prior to moving to DC in 2013, she worked as an engineer in the Strategic Research group at MWH Global Inc., a global wet-infrastructure engineering firm based in Arcadia, CA. She has taught FABMs in three major metropolitan areas: Houston, Los Angeles, and the District of Columbia.