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SFP and SFPRF committees, subcommittees, and working groups

The Board of Directors, committees, subcommittees, and working groups are essential for shaping the future of our work. We are not currently seeking new board members. If you are interested in nominating yourself to serve as an at large board member in the future, please complete the board candidate survey. We are not currently seekig new committee, subcommittee, or working group members. If you are interested in working on a committee, subcommittee, or working group in the future, please complete the committee candidate survey.

Board of Directors

Board members hold overall fiscal and managerial oversight responsibility for SFP and SFPRF. They are charged with the supervision and oversight of the vision and mission of SFP and SFPRF. They are responsible for making decisions, delegating work, and assuring decisions are carried out in the manner intended. Ultimately, board members serve as ambassadors for the vision and mission of SFP and SFPRF, inside and outside organizational commitments. The Board of Directors is not currently seeking new members.
Chair: Stephanie Teal, MD, MPH

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee serves both SFP and SFPRF and is a standing committee. This committee provides strategic support to the Executive Director and acts on behalf of the board on all issues related to SFP and SFPRF business between board meetings, with the responsibility to report actions to the board for ratification or further board action. This committee is not currently seeking members.
Chair: Stephanie Teal, MD, MPH

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee serves both SFP and SFPRF and is a standing committee. The committee is responsible for assisting the Board in ensuring the organization’s financial viability and that it meets its fiduciary responsibilities. The Finance Committee works with the Executive Director to ensure that accurate and complete financial records are maintained, that audits are completed in a timely fashion, and that the organization is operating with the needed financial resources to fulfill the strategic plan. This committee is not currently seeking members.
Chair: Tina Raine-Bennett, MD, MPH

Governance Committee

The Governance Committee serves both SFP and SFPRF and is a standing committee. The committee is responsible for ensuring board effectiveness and maximum participation and performance, recommending new board members in a timely fashion, ensuring board policies are observed, implementing board development and growth opportunities throughout the year, ensuring all board members receive orientation, and annually recommending a slate of officers to the board for approval. This committee is not currently seeking members.
Chair: Megan Kavanaugh, DrPH, MPH

Program Committee

The Program Committee serves both SFP and SFPRF and is a standing committee. It oversees three subcommittees: the Annual Meeting, Clinical Affairs, and Research Impact Subcommittees. The committee and its subcommittees work with staff to implement programs in accordance to and in alignment with the strategic plan and with a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. This committee is not currently seeking members.
Chair: Tessa Madden, MD, MPH

Annual Meeting Subcommittee

The Annual Meeting Subcommittee serves SFP, and is a standing subcommittee that ensures evaluation practices are in place for the annual meeting; reviews annual meeting evaluation data and makes recommendations in conjunction with the Program Committee chair/s for the following year’s meeting; develops content for the annual meeting’s career development seminar and identifies member(s) to facilitate the seminar; reviews and approves a plan and timeline for the review and selection of annual meeting session proposals and abstracts; engages in the ongoing review of alignment between the subcommittee’s work and the organization’s strategic plan and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; reviews and approves the plan and timeline for selecting awardees of key awards associated with the annual meeting; and makes recommendations to the Program Committee regarding future program implementation, evaluation, and planning. This subcommittee is not currently seeking members.
Chair: Mary Fjerstad, RN, NP, MHS

Clinical Affairs Subcommittee

The Clinical Affairs Subcommittee serves SFP, and is a standing subcommittee that reviews and approves the plan, timeline, process, and priority areas for production of clinical guidance; performs a final review and approval of clinical practice recommendations and opinions and makes recommendations to the full board for approval; reviews available evaluations of current clinical guidance impact and makes recommendations in conjunction with the Program Committee chair/s; engages in the ongoing review of alignment between the subcommittee’s work and the organization’s strategic plan; and makes recommendations to the Program Committee regarding future program implementation, evaluation, or planning. This subcommittee is not currently seeking members.
Chair: Angela Dempsey, MD, MPH

Research Impact Subcommittee

The Research Impact Subcommittee serves SFPRF, and is a standing subcommittee that oversees the grant-making process; reviews and approves the plan and timeline for evaluation of grantmaking impact; makes recommendations for requests for proposals based on identified research gaps and the vision outlined in the strategic plan; collaborates with our funder(s) to plan for grant review; interfaces with stakeholders regarding issues related to family planning research funding and priority areas; engages in the ongoing review of alignment between the subcommittee’s work and the organization’s strategic plan and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; makes recommendations to the Program Committee regarding future program implementation, evaluation, or planning. This subcommittee is not currently seeking members.
Chairs: Lisa Harris, MD, PhD; Joseph Potter, PhD

Community Norms Working Group

The Community Norms Working group serves both SFP and SFPRF, and is a temporary working group. The working group’s draft goals are to develop norms for staff, board, membership, and program participants regarding professional behavior and sexual harassment. Many organizations are developing such norms to be clear about expectations, processes for reporting, and consequences. This working group is not currently seeking members.
Chair: Mary Fjerstad, RN, NP, MHS

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