Joyce Reinecke, J.D.

Joyce Reinecke, J.D.

Before joining the AFP as its Executive Director, Joyce was a Cancer & Fertility Adviser for the LIVESTRONG Foundation. Prior to that, she served as the Vice President of Programs for Fertile Hope.

Throughout her tenure at Fertile Hope, she worked to expand patient and provider awareness of fertility preservation and of advances in the burgeoning field of oncofertility. She was instrumental in developing groundbreaking programs and services including innovative patient materials, a provider education program and Fertile Hope’s Centers of Excellence program.

Joyce is the co-author of 100 Questions & Answers About Cancer and Fertility as well as several articles on cancer & fertility. Joyce has also given countless presentations to varied audiences across the country, and collaborated with leading professional and patient organizations to promote dialogue and policy change.

Joyce is a long-term survivor of leiomyosarcoma who opted for embryo freezing and surrogacy to create her family. Her personal oncofertility journey informs her professional focus and her commitment as a patient advocate.

Prior to her work at Fertile Hope, Joyce was a trademark attorney in Seattle, WA. Joyce obtained a law degree from Fordham University School of Law, and a B.A. from Occidental College. Joyce currently lives in Lafayette, CA with her husband, John, and their twin daughters, Alexandra and Olivia.

Joyce was recently interviewed for St. Jude Children's Research Center Hospital's LTFU (Long-Term Follow-Up Study) Update newsletter in an article entitled, "A Vocation to Help Survivors Preserve Fertility".

A Vocation to Help Survivors Preserve Fertility. (n.d.). LTFU Update, Autumn 2017, 5.
https://ltfu.stjude.org