Advisory Board

Terry Maes San Jose, CA

Terry Maes
Founding President
San Jose Region

Therese Maes envisioned and established the California Association of Natural Family Planning in 1992, while in her position as the Family Life Director of the Diocese of San Jose, and served as its first President until 1995. She taught Natural Family Planning in the San Jose region in the 1970s and 80s, and as an Educator for the Creighton Model she trained a generation of Creighton Model teachers for Northern California. She has served on the Advisory Board of CANFP since her retirement from the Executive Board in 2000.

Lynn Keenan, MD, Immediate Past President of the CANFP Executive Board, is a Clinical Professor at the UCSF/Fresno Internal Medicine Residency Program, Board Certified in Sleep and Internal Medicine, and Vice President of the International Institute for Restorative Reproductive Medicine. She earned her BSN at UCLA, her MD at Temple University School of Medicine, and completed her Residency in Internal Medicine at UCSF/Fresno. Dr. Keenan served on the Executive Board of CANFP since 2004, as President of CANFP since 2010, and graciously agreed to continue her service to CANFP on the Advisory Board at the beginning of 2019, upon her retirement from the Executive Board of CANFP. Brief video tribute to her years of service can be viewed below. 

Dr. Suzanne Regul

Suzanne Regul, MD
San Jose Region

Suzanne Regul, MD is a Pro-life Obstetrician-Gynecologist from the San Jose region. Now retired from medical practice, she put her experience as a user, Practitioner, and Medical Consultant for NFP at the service of her patients for decades at O’Connor Hospital Center for Life in San Jose, and has served on the Advisory Board of CANFP since CANFP began in 1993.

Fr. Larry Toschi, OSJ Bakersfield, CA

Fr. Larry Toschi, OSJ
Fresno Region

Fr. Larry Toschi, OSJ grew up in the Central Valley, where he now serves as Pastor of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Co-patroness of the Unborn, which boasts a vibrant NFP ministry with an extensive team of teachers, in the Diocese of Fresno. Fr. Toschi and his team offer a weekend seminar there which he developed called Love and Life, in both English and Spanish. Fr. Toschi has served on the CANFP Advisory Board since 1996.

Dr. Mary Davenport

Mary Davenport, MD, FACOG
Oakland Region

Mary Davenport, MD,FACOG is an Obstetrician-Gynecologist in private practice in El Sobrante, California. She is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a FertilityCare Medical Consultant. She is the Immediate Past President of AAPLOG, the American Association of ProLife Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the Medical Director of the Magnificat Maternal Health program, a joint effort of Maternal Life International and the Diocese of Idah, Nigeria. She served CANFP on the Executive Board from 1998-2001, and on the Advisory Board since 2001.

Dr. Murph Goodwin

T. Murphy Goodwin, MD
Los Angeles Region

Thomas Murphy Goodwin, MDis a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology  at the University of Southern California. Selected as one of the Best Doctors in America 2002-2004, Dr. Goodwin serves on numerous national and professional boards, and has served on the Advisory Board of CANFP since 2005.


Thank you to all those who have so generously served on the Advisory Board of the California Association of Natural Family Planning, including:

Therese Maes~Lynn Keenan, MD~M. Suzanne Regul, MD~Fr. Larry Toschi, OSJ~Mary Davenport, MD~T. Murphy Goodwin, MD~James Sweeney~Gregory Polito, MD, KM~Most Rev. Rich Garcia, DD~Howard Herning, MD~Evelyn Eaton, PhD~ Anita Lucketti~ Rita Billeci~Dean Zweng, MD~Rev. Gerald Coleman, SS