Our Staff & Board

From policy experts to administrative all-stars, our team gets the job done.

Executive Team

Debra L. Ness, President
Debra L. Ness
Judith L. Lichtman
Senior Advisor
Debbie Wilkes
Chief of Staff
Sarah Fleisch Fink
General Counsel and Director of Workplace Policy
Sarah Lipton-Lubet
Vice President for Reproductive Health and Rights
Amaya Smith
Vice President for Marketing and Communications
Debbie Stillman
Vice President for Development


Tucker Ball
Chief Digital Officer
Jess Hood
Digital Communications Manager
Llenda Jackson-Leslie
Senior Communications Specialist
Mariah Kitchin
Communications Assistant
Alex Nseir
Campaign Communications Specialist, Workplace Programs
Karen Pesapane Zadravec
Associate Director, Digital Fundraising and Data Management


Corinna Dragulescu
Director of Finance
Natasha Ewell
Office Manager
Emma Hernandez
Executive Assistant to the President
Travis Hunter
Director of Information Technology
Grace Strome
Deputy Chief of Staff
LaKisha Wiley
Accounts Payable Specialist

Reproductive Health and Rights

Shaina Goodman
Director of Policy for Reproductive Health and Rights
Blosmeli Leon-Depass
Georgetown Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellow
Nikita Mhatre
Reproductive Health Program Assistant
Lauren Paulk
Policy Counsel
Jessi Leigh Swenson
Director of Outreach and Engagement for Reproductive Health and Rights


Rachel Hicks
Development Assistant and Database Administrator
Ginna Van Schoick
Director of Development Operations


Christine Broderick
Patient and Family Engagement and Policy Manager
Sarah Coombs
Senior Health Policy Analyst
Dani Gillespie
Health Program Assistant
Dawn Godbolt
Health Policy Analyst
Stephanie Green
Health Policy Associate
Erin Mackay
Associate Director, Health Information Technology Programs
Carol Sakala
Director of Childbirth Connection Programs

Workplace Programs

Alex Baptiste
Policy Counsel
Katherine Eyster
Deputy Director of Workplace Programs
Jessica Mason
Senior Policy Analyst and Engagement Manager
Michelle McGrain
Federal Affairs Manager
Laura Meyer
Workplace Program Assistant
Vasu Reddy
Senior Policy Counsel

Board of Directors

We are incredibly grateful for the time, talent and resources contributed by our exceptional and esteemed board of directors.

Sharis Pozen, Chair
Clifford Chance
Washington, D.C.
R. May Lee, Vice Chair
New York, N.Y.
Chris Sale, Treasurer
Washington, D.C.
Shreya Jani, Secretary
New York, N.Y.
Debra L. Ness, President
National Partnership for Women & Families
Washington, D.C.

Nicole Berner
Washington, D.C.
Sheila Cheston
Northrop Grumman
Falls Church, Va.
Ranny Cooper
Weber Shandwick
Washington, D.C.
W. Neil Eggleston
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Washington, D.C.
Linda D. Fienberg
Washington, D.C.
Jeannie Kedas
First Look Media
New York, N.Y.
Judith L. Lichtman
National Partnership for Women & Families
Washington, D.C.
Ellen R. Malcolm
EMILY’s List
Washington, D.C.
Nina Matis
iStar Financial
New York, N.Y.
Philippa Scarlett
Cupertino, Calif.
Pauline A. Schneider
Washington, D.C.
Joe Solmonese
Washington, D.C.
Marcy Wilder
Hogan Lovells LLP
Washington, D.C.