NFP Instructors


Below is a list of Natural Family Planning instructors for the Archdiocese of New York and surrounding areas. To learn more about each Natural Family Planning method, visit our overview page.

Sympto-Thermal Method
  • Deacon John & Judy Singler
    Staten Island, NY
Billings Ovulation Method
  • Napoleon & Miriam Rodriguez
    Spanish Speaking
    Bronx, NY
    For information on classes, call (347) 879-6250
Couple to Couple League
  • Kevin & Linda Gaboardi
    Danbury, CT (near Westchester County, NY)
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  • Andrew & Tracey Pappalardo
    Rockland County
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  • Lucy & Juan Rodriguez
    Spanish Speaking
    Stamford, CT (near Westchester County, NY)
    For information on classes, call (203) 243-3768 or (203) 368-6271
  • Colleen & David Toder
    Highland, NY (Ulster County)
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  • Eric & Anne Tozzi
    Yonkers, NY & Peekskill, NY (Westchester County)
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Creighton Method FertilityCareTM
  • Virginia Corbett, RN, FCP
    New York, NY and Long Island
  • Alicia Crete BS, CFCP
    Manhattan, NY
  • Dorothy Dugandzic, BS, CFCP
    Bronx, NY
  • Marise Frangie, FCP
    Yonkers, NY
  • Janet Galbo, RN, FCPI
    Westtown, NY (Orange County)
  • Kristen Marie Haight, NPI, FCPI
    Manhattan, NY; Newburgh, NY; & Orange County
    For information on classes, email
  • Beth Hanson, RN, FCP
    Gianna Center – Manhattan, NY & New Brunswick, NJ
  • Jamey Hutchinson (nee Johnston), RN, BSN, CFCP
    Long Island, NY
    Love and Life Fertility Care of Long Island:
  • Matilde Aurelia & Rey Lopez
    Spanish Speaking
    Haverstraw, NY (Rockland County)
    (845) 429-2196
  • Christina Maiale, FCPI
    Gianna Center – Manhattan, NY
  • Joanna Nycz-Wasilec, MS, FCP
    Bronx, NY
  • Maryann Pennell, RN, FCP
    Spanish Speaking
    Pomona, NY (Rockland County)
  • Debra Smith, FCPI
    Long Island, (NY Suffolk County)
    Lolek Fertility Education: (631) 793-6808
  • Gillian Tausend, FCPI
    Bronx, NY
  • Kelly Vardakas, FCPI
    Mahopac, NY (Putnam & Westchester Counties)
    For information on classes, email
  • Maureen Wallace, FCPI
    Manhattan, NY
  • Laura Weidner, CFCP
    Manhattan, NY & Dutchess County

Medical Consultants

Medical consultants are licensed physicians who support and/or promote the use of Natural Family Planning methods.

Dr. Anne Nolte (nee Mielnik), MD, FCMC, Family Practice
(specializing in the Creighton Method – FertilityCareTM)
Gianna Center (NY) – Catholic Healthcare for Women
15 East 40th St. (just West of Madison Ave) Suite 101
New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212) 481-1219


Dr. Kyle Beiter MD, OB/GYN, FCMC
(specializing in the Creighton Method – FertilityCareTM and NaProTechnology)
Gianna Center (NJ) – Catholic Healthcare for Women
254 Easton Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone: (732) 565-5490


Dr. Jean Golden-Tevald, DO, CFCMC, FCP
(specializing in the Creighton Method – FertilityCareTM)
FertilityCare Center
54 Old Hwy 22
Clinton, NJ 08867
Phone: (908) 735-9344


Advisory Board

The NFP Advisory Board ensures that the Natural Family Planning program of the Archdiocese of New York implements the standards articulated by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

  • Msgr. Robert Batule
  • Dr. Anne Nolte, MD
  • Erik Tozzi and Anne Tozzi
  • Matilda Lopez, FCPI
  • Rey Lopez, FCPI
  • Dr. Steve Quatela, MD & Kimberly Quatela
  • Emmanuel Pena & Kree Kenton
  • Virginia Corbett, RN, FCP

Become an NFP Instructor

The good news about the NFP ministry is that the number of couples discovering the joys and freedom of Natural Family Planning is increasing. The challenge now is that we need more instructors help meet this demand. We need your help! Please consider becoming a Natural Family Planning instructor.

  • Creighton Model FertilityCareTM System – Practitioner CertificateThe FertilityCareTM Practitioner Certificate Program is a one-year program that prepares students to teach the Creighton Model of FertilityCareTM to women and couples. Two separate weeks of intensive training are required: Education Phase I (EP I) and Education Phase II (EP II). Also required are two supervised practicum and an on-site visit by a faculty supervisor. A National Standardized Final Exam is administered one year after the initial training. To learn more about the Practitioner Certificate Program, contact Dorothy Dugandzic, BS, CFCP, at (718) 842-2598.
  • Billings Ovulation Method – Teacher Training ProgramThe Billings Ovulation Method is a simple, yet scientific, method of Natural Family Planning. Ongoing research has been conducted in Australia, Sweden and Spain since it was developed over 50 years ago by physicians John and Lyn Billings of Melbourne, Australia. To learn how to become a certified Billings instructor, visit
  • Couple to Couple League – Teaching CouplesCCL Teaching Couples are well-trained and provide professional instruction and consultation on NFP. As a Teaching Couple, you will not only provide instruction, but also your witness, experience, and passion for living out your marriage as God intended. Teaching Couples are very knowledgeable on NFP, while further trained to provide a loving encounter to couples-in-training to demonstrate the whole-person experience of responsible parenthood. To learn more about becoming a CCL Teaching Couple or promoter, contact Erik Tozzi at
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