National Partnership for Women & Families

Our Staff

From policy experts and attorneys to social media aficionados and administrative all-stars, our team gets the job done.

Executive Team

Debra L. Ness, President
Debra L. Ness
Judith Lichtman, Senior Advisor
Judith L. Lichtman
Senior Advisor
Debbie Wilkes
Chief of Staff
Sarah Lipton-Lubet
Vice President for Reproductive Health and Rights
Katie Martin
Vice President for Health Policy and Programs
Vicki Shabo
Vice President for Workplace Policies and Strategies
Debbie Stillman
Vice President for Development

Workplace Programs

Alex Baptiste
Policy Counsel
Lelaine Bigelow
Director for Campaigns and Engagement
Katherine Eyster
Workplace Special Projects Manager
Sarah Fleisch Fink
Director of Workplace Policy and Senior Counsel
Julia Kortrey
Policy Associate
Jessica Mason
Workplace Federal Policy Analyst and ACLS Public Fellow
Michelle McGrain
Federal Affairs Manager
Vasu Reddy
Policy Counsel


Tucker Ball
Chief Digital Officer
Rebecca Guldin
Social Media Coordinator
Jess Hood
Digital Communications Manager
Sadie Kliner
Deputy Communications Director
Alex Nseir
Campaign Communications Specialist, Workplace Programs
Karen Pesapane
Associate Director, Digital Fundraising and Data Management
Lauren Sogor
Senior Health Communications Manager


Emma Devine
Development Assistant and Database Administrator
Maya Nelander
Development Assistant
Kelly Smith Bell
Senior Manager of Donor Relations
Erica Thurman
Grants Manager
Ginna Van Schoick
Director of Development Operations

Finance and Administration

Corinna Dragulescu
Director of Finance
Natasha Ewell
Office Manager
Travis Hunter
Director of Information Technology
Kassahun Kelkay
Senior Accountant
Lynne Phoenix
Executive Assistant
Grace Strome
Special Assistant

Reproductive Health and Rights

Aliya Bean
Reproductive Health Program Assistant
Lauren Paulk
Policy Counsel
Juliana Shulman-Laniel
Georgetown Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellow
Jessi Leigh Swenson
Senior Policy Counsel


Christine Broderick
Patient and Family Engagement and Policy Manager
Stephanie Glover
Senior Health Policy Analyst
Dawn Godbolt
Health Program Associate
Erin Mackay
Associate Director, Health Information Technology Programs
Sarah Margulies
Health Project Assistant
Lauren Murray
Director, Consumer Engagement and Community Outreach
Carol Sakala
Director of Childbirth Connection Programs
Courtney Shahan Roman
Patient and Family Engagement Manager
Madelynn Taylor
Health Program Assistant
Maureen Corry
Senior Advisor for Childbirth Connection Programs
Jennifer Sweeney
Senior Advisor
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