Donna L. Elder received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA in 1976 and completed her training as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP) and was certified in 1979. In 1989, Ms. Elder was NCC certified in Reproductive endocrinology and infertility nursing. In 1998, she completed her master’s degree in nurse-midwifery at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. and was ACC certified in 1999. Ms. Elder began her career as a nurse practitioner in a private OB/GYN practice in Pittsburgh, PA. As her interests in reproductive endocrinology and infertility grew, she became the Clinical Coordinator of the In-Vitro Fertilization Program in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at Magee-Women’s Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. On moving to the D.C. area, she joined the George Washington University Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology as the clinical coordinator of the In-Vitro Fertilization Program 1983.