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
Judith L. Lichtman, Senior Advisor
Judith L. Lichtman
Senior Advisor
Ali Kincaid Bergthold
Vice President
Vicki Shabo
Vice President
Jennifer Sweeney
Vice President
Debbie Wilkes
Chief of Staff

Workplace Programs

Rachel Lyons
Senior Government Affairs Manager
Sarah Fleisch Fink
Senior Policy Counsel
Sarah E. Towne
Researcher and Writer
Christine Sloane
Outreach and Field Manager
Vasu Reddy
Policy Counsel
Julia Kortrey
Program Assistant
Monica Bhattacharya
Georgetown Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellow


Tucker Ball
Chief Digital Officer
Karen Pesapane
Associate Director, Digital Fundraising and Data Management
Sadie Kliner
Deputy Communications Director
Lauren Sogor
Health Communications Manager
Jennifer Taylor
Communications Assistant
Jess Oxley
Digital Advocacy Specialist
Rebecca Guldin
Social Media Associate


Ginna Van Schoick
Director of Annual Giving
Debbie Stillman
Director of Major Gifts
Jennifer Gardiner
Development Operations Manager
Erica Thurman
Grants Manager
Minna Jaffery
Development Assistant and Database Administrator

Finance & Administration

Corinna Dragulescu
Director of Finance
Travis Hunter
Director of Information Technology
Lien Phan
Senior Accountant
Raquel Meng
Executive Assistant to the President
Natasha Ewell
Office Manager
Lynne Phoenix
Executive Assistant


Lauren Birchfield Kennedy
Director of Health Policy
Theresa Chalhoub
Health Policy Counsel
Stephanie Glover
Health Policy Analyst
Sarah Lipton-Lubet
Director of Reproductive Health Programs
Andrea Friedman
Senior Policy Advisor, Reproductive Health Programs
Jessi Leigh Swenson
Senior Policy Counsel
Freya Riedlin
Reproductive Health Law Fellow
Dipona Bandy
Program Assistant, Reproductive Health Programs
Lauren Murray
Director, Consumer Engagement and Community Outreach
Lindsay Lang
Senior Health Care Quality Improvement Specialist
Christine Broderick
Patient and Family Engagement and Policy Manager
Courtney Shahan Roman
Patient and Family Engagement Manager
Olivia May
Health Program Assistant
Mark Savage
Director of Health Information Technology Policy and Programs
Erin Mackay
Associate Director, Health Information Technology Programs
Alisa Foti
Health Information Technology Policy and Outreach Coordinator
Maureen Corry
Senior Advisor for Childbirth Connection Programs
Carol Sakala
Director of Childbirth Connection Programs
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