Our mission is to increase endometriosis awareness, fund landmark research, provide advocacy and support for patients, and educate the public and medical community.
Founders: Padma Lakshmi, Tamer Seckin, MD
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EndoFound Staff

Dan Martin, MD, Executive & Medical Director

Dan Martin, MDDr. Dan Martin is the Executive and Medical Director of the Endometriosis Foundation of America after three years as the Scientific and Medical Director. He was the Blossom Ball Honoree by the Endometriosis Foundation of America in 2013. Dr. Martin has served as Divisional Director of Medical Education at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutes, received a Consumer’s Checkbook certificate for patients’ perception of care, and is Professor Emeritus of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He is also Past President of the AAGL (formerly the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists), Past Divisional Director of Reproductive Endocrinology and Minimally Invasive Surgery at UTHSC, a Life Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and Past President of the Gynecologic Laser/Surgery Society. Dr. Martin’s academic contributions include sixty-six peer-reviewed publications on endometriosis in the National Library of Medicine's PubMed with 7,150 citations in Google Scholar. His career includes 27 years in solo private practice between seventeen initial and concluding years in full-time academia. The images of his 1988 endometriosis slides are at https://www.danmartinmd.com/files/lae1988.pdf.

Jeanne Rebillard, Director of Communications & Government Relations

Jeanne RebillardJeanne Rebillard joined EndoFound in 2013 as a public relations consultant and as special projects advisor. She has over 25 years of providing strategic marketing, media relations, government relations, and partnership building to non-profits, private companies, and healthcare professionals. Ms. Rebillard has led efforts to advocate for legislative change, including the recent 2019 New York State bill to bring endometriosis awareness to schools and medical professionals. She has formed and driven coalitions, a critical component of community resilience, to enact change in perception and support for issues including opioid addiction.
Ms. Rebillard graduated with honors from Marist College, receiving a B.A. in Communications & Public Relations.

Sarper Kocabiyik, Director of Technology

Sarper KocabiyikSarper is a senior software engineer and entrepreneur with over 20 years of coding and business management experience. In 2001, he founded and managed his first online technology consulting company, Domino Media Inc., serving major brands such as Pepsi, Kia, Sony Music, and SoBe Energy Drinks. Sarper has been an integral part of several successful startups, notably CTO of StyleCaster.com and as a senior software developer for Statdash.com and MyPublisher.com. He was previously head of software development for Shutterfly.com.

Amanda Chu, MD, Endometriosis Surgeon & Ambassador

Amanda Chu, MDDr. Chu joined the Endometriosis Foundation of America in 2021. She is fellowship trained in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery and has a clinical focus on complex pelvic pain and endometriosis. In this time, she has developed educational initiatives, including the inception of an endometriosis fellowship, and is involved in various levels of medical education and mentorship. She collaborates with Feinstein researchers to advance diagnostic modalities for endometriosis. Finally, she serves as a resource to the Endofound staff and is committed to its core values.

Diana Falzone, EndoFound Ambassador

Diana FalzoneDiana is a contributing reporter for The Daily Beast. Her work has been seen in Vanity Fair, Vice News, and Buzzfeed. She previously worked as a reporter for Fox News and a talk show host for SiriusXM. After her diagnosis with endometriosis, it became her personal mission to raise awareness and advocate for the 1 in 10 with the disease. She is honored to be an EndoFound Ambassador, and executive producer and host for the digital platform Endo TV.


Clare Murphy, Patient Advocate & Volunteer Lead

Clare Murphy,Clare joined the Endometriosis Foundation of America in 2022 and has dedicated her time to its missions of community outreach, research and advocacy. As an athlete and runner herself, she is the lead organizer and fundraiser for Team EndoStrong, the foundation’s New York City marathon team. Clare has also assisted with the production of annual events including: Blossom Ball and both patient and medical conferences. Clare supports the scientific advisory board and serves as a liaison between researchers, physicians and the foundation team. Finally, she serves as a link between patients and the foundation by providing avenues for involvement.

Ayse Ayhan, MD, Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief of EndoNews.com

Ayse AyhanProfessor Ayse Ayhan serves as a Consultant Pathologist at Seirei Mikatahara Hospital and lectures on gynecologic and breast pathology at Hamamatsu and Hiroshima Universities Schools of Medicine in Japan since 2004. She completed her medical training and then Pathology training at Hacettepe University School of Medicine in Turkey and served as Associate Dean of the Hacettepe Medical School until her retirement in 2004.

She has been involved in research as an adjunct faculty at Johns Hopkins University Department of Pathology since 2007. She is Editor-in Chief of EndoNews.com, and the previous editor of the International Journal of Gynecological Cancer and European Journal of Cancer. She has authored over 25 book chapters and 200+ journal articles which have been cited more than 6500 times.

Carolyn Mayer, MPH, Senior Program Manager

Carolyn MayerCarolyn Mayer is public health professional with experience in youth-based program planning, community-based research, and program measurement & evaluation. She received her Master of Public Health degree in Population and Family Health from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and was awarded a Huo Fellowship for research on intergenerational adverse childhood experiences. Carolyn has served as an interprofessional educator for the Columbia University Medical Center, developed youth-oriented health programs for NYC-based community organizations, and, just before joining EndoFound, worked as a health data specialist for New Jersey’s infectious disease department. She is committed to building impactful, methodologically-sound endometriosis education and awareness programs that change public perception of the disease.

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Claire Barthelemy, Social Media

Claire Barthelemy Claire is a senior-level social media strategist and marketer with 10+ years of experience in social media strategy, influencer relations, and building integrated digital campaigns. She has worked with clients in entertainment, lifestyle, and tech, in addition to non-profit.