Frances A. Fox, R.N. is the founder and clinical director of A Woman’s Gift. A Woman’s Gift (AWG) was founded in November of 2000. Fran is a Registered Nurse and graduated from Hahnemann University School of Nursing in 1984. Fran worked in maternal child health, then in labor and delivery for ten years post-graduation. In 1994 she began work as an IVF nurse with a local IVF clinic. She was then promoted to donor egg coordinator in 1997 where she managed a very busy egg donor program for the next nine years. She founded A Woman’s Gift out of her love for third party reproduction and wanted to offer both egg donors and gestational carriers a supportive environment. She is knowledgeable on all aspects of egg donation and surrogacy medically, legally and emotionally. She outsources to the very best providers in the industry and takes a hands-on approach to the matching and pregnancy process. Fran oversees all cases personally. She lives with her husband and youngest daughter in Southern New Jersey. She is the mother of three children and four grandchildren. She enjoys travel and crafting but mostly spending time with family.
Kelly DiMatteo began working with A Woman’s Gift in 2007. She is our Egg Donor Coordinator, but has previously worked in all aspects of the business. Her previous work experience dealt with customer service and administration. She is a wealth of information on almost every process our egg donors and gestational carriers experience. Kelly graduated high school from Our Lady of Mercy Academy and received her Associates Degree from Camden County College. Kelly currently lives in Southern New Jersey her husband and two young girls. She is an avid reader, watches occasional TV and movies and is educated in and talented at photography. Her favorite subjects to photograph are her children.
Lauren Fox started with A Woman’s Gift in 2010. Lauren’s main position in our office is Financial Coordinator. However, she has experience coordinating egg donor and gestational carrier cycles as well. She is very knowledgeable on information regarding egg donation, surrogacy, or the process of becoming a recipient or intended parent.
Lauren attended Rutgers University, majoring in Psychology with a minor in Biology. She studied abroad for a semester in Florence, Italy in 2009. This semester sparked her interest for globe-trotting and she was able to travel to Italy, France, Ireland, England, Spain, and The Netherlands while she was living in Europe. She has also traveled to the Caribbean, Turkey, Greece, Canada and many places in the U.S. Lauren also loves anything Disney including movies, music and Disney World and has traveled there countless times. Lauren is also an avid reader and moviegoer.
Emmy Szadyr began working at A Woman’s Gift in 2017. Emmy previously delivered twins as a gestational carrier in July of 2017. She brings a tremendous amount of knowledge and reality to her position as a gestational carrier coordinator. Emmy coordinates with outside providers in reviewing applications prior to our director, acquiring their previous pregnancy records and helping Gestational Carriers feel comfortable in the early phases of their journey. Emmy lives in Southern New Jersey with her two young daughters. She likes to read, travel, and spending time with her daughters as well as friends.
Heather Gilstrap is our newest employee and joined A Woman’s Gift in August of 2016. Heather is a graduate of Rutgers’s University in 2010. Heather comes to A Woman’s Gift as a human service and administrative professional with 3 years administrative support experience and 5 years of experience with childcare and youth development. After graduating from Rutgers University with a BA in Anthropology and Spanish, she has gone on to work with children in youth nonprofits and education. Heather has a passion for travel and learning about other cultures. She is now fluent in Spanish and practices constantly to keep up her bilingual status. She has studied and worked abroad in Spain and her favorite city is Valencia. She recently moved back to the United States and now lives in Southern New Jersey with her family. In her spare time, she loves to watch international movies and television shows.