Fertility Science Institute: A Trusted Source Supporting Natural Fertility
Couple to Couple League is the largest Natural Family Planning (NFP) provider in the United States. Now celebrating its 50th anniversary, Couple to Couple League is launching the Fertility Science Institute (FSI), a one-of-a-kind online platform that provides scientifically-based resources to the millions of Fertility Awareness-Based Method (FABM) users seeking ongoing support and education through a lifetime of fertility. Offering resources that stretch far beyond the usual NFP courses for engaged couples to include courses and resources for mothers and daughters, young adults, couples new to FABMs, postpartum moms, perimenopausal women, and women struggling with irregular fertility, this innovative institute aims to reach a wider audience of women and families desiring more natural methods to navigate fertility.
Meet the Leadership
Katie Zulanas is the Executive Director of the Couple to Couple League (CCL), an organization celebrating 50 years of promoting and teaching Natural Family Planning. With a background in software engineering and marketing, Katie has focused on providing platforms to allow teachers to support women and men through a lifetime of fertility. With millions of women downloading fertility apps, there is an unprecedented need for solid scientifically-based education regarding fertility which supports the dignity of the human person and safeguards the creation of new life. Katie is most energized by lending her skills to help CCL volunteers as they continue on with their mission to share the gift of Humanae Vitae. Katie spent 23 years promoting CCL with her husband Tom before joining the organization as Executive Director in 2019. Katie and Tom are blessed with two sons and soon a daughter-in law!
Michael Manhart, PhD
After receiving his doctorate in Microbiology from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Dr. Manhart embarked on a career in Research & Development with Procter & Gamble. While there he held numerous management roles of increasing responsibility in various global health care and pharmaceutical organizations; he retired in 2008 as a Director of R&D. Dr. Manhart also served on the CCL Board of Directors from 2007 to 2009, and with his wife, Karen, has been a Teaching Couple for more than 30 years. In July 2009, he was appointed executive director and led the organization until 2016. He has served as a Senior Scientific consultant for CCL and is a member of the FACTS Advisory Council. In 2019, Dr. Manhart was invited back onto the Board of Directors. He resides in Cincinnati, Ohio and is the proud father of four and grandfather of seven.