Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Association

Awareness. Advocacy. Answers

aka RPLA   |   Seattle, WA   |
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Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Association

EIN: 84-3993828


RPLA is dedicated to eliminating recurrent pregnancy loss through the advancement of research into causes and treatments; to providing support and resources to those affected; and to increasing awareness of the impact of miscarriage and fertility challenges on individuals and families.

Ruling year info


Principal Officer

Megan Hanson

Main address

2819 S Dawson St

Seattle, WA 98108 USA

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Subject area info

Maternal and perinatal health

Diseases and conditions

Genetic conditions and birth defects

Population served info

People with diseases and illnesses

Pregnant people

NTEE code info

Birth Defects (G20)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Miscarriage is an isolating experience accompanied by feelings of deep sadness, helplessness, and guilt. As many as 25% of pregnancies end in a loss, which can cause a significant and lasting impact on the mental and physical health of couples trying to conceive. With time, most couples go on to have healthy pregnancies after a loss. However, a percentage of women experience recurrent pregnancy loss—the loss of two or more clinical pregnancies before the 20th week. These couples are not only repeatedly traumatized by the recurrent losses, but often undergo numerous medical procedures and fertility treatments in their efforts to have a baby. Yet the unfortunate reality is that for the majority these couples, the underlying reason for their losses remains medically “unexplained.”

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Research Program

Supports scientific and clinical activities aimed at identifying causes of and treatments for recurrent pregnancy loss.

Population(s) Served

Focuses on educating intended parents by sharing information and resources that help them navigate the emotional process and medical journey of recurrent pregnancy loss.

Population(s) Served

Focuses on helping clinical practitioners, scientific investigators, policy makers, and industry persons understand the experience and impact of multiple miscarriages and why additional attention, information, and research resources are necessary.

Population(s) Served

Where we work


Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Association
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

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Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Association

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Principal Officer

Megan Hanson

RPLA is led by co-Founder, Megan Hanson, who currently donates her time to the organization. Megan's professional experience includes health care marketing and non-profit management. She began her career as a Teach for America corps member and then spent several years working with community-based programs at Neighborhood Centers in Houston. She left her most recent role with Baxter Healthcare to focus full-time on Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Association. She holds a BS in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management. She currently lives in Seattle with her husband and daughter.

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Association

Board of directors
as of 01/24/2023
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Board chair

Megan Hanson

Benjamin Burnham

Amazon Transportation

Amy Henderson Riley

Thomas Jefferson University

Jessica Ryniec

CCRM Boston

Ronald Librizzi


Mari Trevino Glass

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Joseph Konefal

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Ashlee VanSchyndel

PhD Candidate, University of Illinois Chicago

Melissa Loonan

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Ann Coyle

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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/24/2023

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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