Message from President Joe Matessa - March

One of the things that FPN loves to do the most is celebrate our families!  So this month, I’d like to take a moment and celebrate some exciting milestones that have happened within the families of three of our amazing Board members over the past few weeks. 

  • Rachel Eddy married her wife, Brandi Eddy on Saturday, March 4th at the Bendora Wedding Gallery, followed by a reception at The Worthington Inn; they share their love with a 13-year-old daughter, Asha. 
  • Matt Hamparian and his partner Brian Lawrence officially moved into adoptive placement with their 9-year-old son, Calvin, who they’ve been fostering for the past two years. 
  • And lastly, Sara Canterbury, who will be joining her husband, Matt, and son, Zach, in welcoming a new baby boy to the family any day now (her due date is TODAY!).

We’d love to hear about your family celebrations as well.  Send a quick note and photo to, and we’ll proudly share it on social media or in a future newsletter. 

Thanks for being a part of our family at Family Pride Network.