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Our Staff and Board

To contact staff or Board members, please email [email protected].


Lori Berenson, Project Associate
Michael Birnbach, Customer Relationship Coordinator
Jenny Chung, Staff Accountant
Samantha Heep, Individual Giving Officer
Todd Jailer, Managing Editor
Rosemary Jason, Publications Designer
Rebecca Joseph, Development Director
Ohnmar Khin, Marketing Program Manager
Johanna Kougbeadjo, Executive Assistant
Madhavi Kuthanur, Communications and Outreach Associate
Miriam Lara-Mejia, Project Coordinator
Tawnia Litwin, Digital Projects Manager
Susan McCallister, Senior Editor
Stephen Reimann, Volunteer Outreach Advisor
Sarah Shannon, Executive Director
Rick Solomon, Webmaster/System Administrator
Kathleen Tandy, Publications Designer
Stephanie Viviano, Business Manager
Paula Worby, Writer/Researcher 


Trupthi Basavaraj
Independent Consultant, Organization Development Specialist

Garrett Brown
Coordinator of the Maquiladora Health & Safety Support Network

Pauline Butcher, RN, MSN, Board Member Emeritus
Nurse; traditional birth attendant trainer, Guatemala

Eva Harris, PhD.
Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology, UC Berkeley; Co-founder and Board President, Sustainable Sciences Institute

Sarah Jane Holcombe, PhD.
Public health professional, specialized in policy analysis, advocacy, evidence-based program design, and research and evaluation of reproductive health programs, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America

Katherine Jones Debay, MSPH
Assistant Professor, Global Health, Loma Linda University School of Public Health

Jonathan Katz
Director of Product Management, Readers Department, Wikimedia Foundation

Larry Kressley, Secretary
Former Executive Director, the Public Welfare Foundation

Bill Lankford, PhD., Co-Chair
Founder, The Central American Solar Energy Project (CASEP)

Purnima Mane
Internationally recognized expert on gender and sexual and reproductive health including HIV/AIDS, who has worked in senior positions in both the United Nations (including with UNFPA, UNAIDS and WHO) and non-profit organizations

Sarah Shannon
Hesperian Health Guides, Executive Director

Melissa Smith, MD
Family practice physician; Director of Education and Training, Women’s Health, Gender and Empowerment Center of Expertise, University of California Global Health Institute; Author of Health Actions for Women

Rick Solomon
Staff Representative to the Board

Linda Spangler, MD, Treasurer
Physician, Adult Primary Care, Alameda County Medical Center

Samantha Heep
Staff Representative to the Board

Susan Weissert, Co-Chair
Former AIDS Taskforce Coordinator, Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns

Prentice Zinn
Director, GMA Foundations