We are not currently seeking new Committee, Subcommittee, or Working Group members.
Executive Committee

The Executive Committee serves both the Society and the Research Fund 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 the Society and the Research Fund 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: Tessa Madden, MD, MPH; Washington University in St. Louis

Members:

  • Angela Dempsey, MD, MPH; Medical University of South Carolina
  • Megan Kavanaugh, DrPH, MPH; Guttmacher Institute
  • Tina Raine-Bennett, MD; Kaiser Permanente Northern California
Finance Committee

The Finance Committee serves both the Society and the Research Fund 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; Kaiser Permanente Northern California

Members:

  • Amy Bryant, MD, MSCR; University of North Carolina School of Medicine
  • Gretchen Ely, PhD, MSW; University at Buffalo, School of Social Work
  • Pratima Gupta, MD, MPH; University of California San Diego
  • Brandon Hill, PhD; Planned Parenthood Great Plains
  • Lisa Maldonado, MA, MPH; Reproductive Health Access Project
Governance Committee

The Governance Committee serves both the Society and the Research Fund 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; Guttmacher Institute

Members:

  • Blair Darney, PhD, MPH; Oregon Health & Science University
  • Angela Dempsey, MD, MPH; University of South Carolina, Charleston
  • David Hubacher, PhD; FHI 360
  • Tessa Madden, MD, MPH; Washington University in St. Louis
  • Wendy Norman, MD; University of British Columbia
  • Kelli Stidham Hall, PhD, MS; Emory University
Complex Family Planning Council

The Complex Family Planning Council provides strategic support to the Fellowship in Complex Family Planning and works with the Board on all issues related to fiscal and programmatic oversight of the Fellowship. This council is not currently seeking members.

Chair: Alisa Goldberg, MD, MPH; Harvard University
Vice-Chair: Carrie Cwiak, MD, MPH; Emory University
Secretary: Aileen Gariepy, MD, MPH, MHS; Yale University

Members:

  • Sharon Achilles, MD, PhD; University of Pittsburgh
  • Anne Burke, MD, MPH; Johns Hopkins University
  • Aishat Olatunde, MD; University of Washington
  • Jamila Perritt, MD, MPH; Family Planning and Reproductive Health Consultant
  • Courtney Schreiber, MD, MPH; University of Pennsylvania
  • Kate Shaw, MD, MPH; Stanford University
  • Gretchen Stuart, MD, MS; University of North Carolina
  • Robin Wallace, MD, MAS; Southwestern Women’s Surgery Center
Annual Meeting Subcommittee

The Annual Meeting Subcommittee serves the Society, and is a standing subcommittee that ensures evaluation practices are in place for the annual meeting; reviews annual meeting evaluation data and makes recommendations 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 regarding future program implementation, evaluation, and planning. This subcommittee is not currently seeking members.

Chair: Sadia Haider, MD, MPH; University of Chicago

Members:

  • Rebecca Allen, MD, MPH; Brown University
  • Kristyn Brandi, MD, MPH; Rutgers- New Jersey Medical School
  • Ashley Brant, DO, MPH; Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Melissa Chen, MD, MPH; Princeton University
  • Kelly Cleland, MPA, MPH; Princeton University
  • Laura Dodge, ScD, MPH; Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Caitlin Gerdts, PhD, MHS; Ibis Reproductive Health
  • Melody Hou, MD, MPH; University of California, Davis
  • Elizabeth Janiak, ScD, MA, MSc; Harvard University, Faculties of Medicine and Public Health
  • Rachel Jones, PhD; Guttmacher Institute
  • Uta Landy, PhD; University of California San Francisco, Bixby Center for Reproductive Health
  • Britt Lunde, MD, MPH; Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Katie Massey Combs, MSW, MPH; University of Denver
  • Antoinette Nguyen, MD, MPH; Assistant Professor, Emory University and Guest Researcher Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Clinical Affairs Subcommittee

The Clinical Affairs Subcommittee serves the Society, 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; engages in the ongoing review of alignment between the subcommittee’s work and the organization’s strategic plan; and makes recommendations regarding future program implementation, evaluation, or planning. This subcommittee is not currently seeking members.

Chair: Angela Dempsey, MD, MPH; University of South Carolina

Members:

  • Jessica Maria Atrio, MD, MSc; Montefiore Einstein
  • Deborah Bartz, MD, MPH; Harvard Medical School
  • Tania Basu Serna, MD, MPH; Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Planned Parenthood Los Angeles
  • Lisa Bayer, MD, MPH; Oregon Health & Science University
  • Anitra Beasley, MD, MPH; Baylor College of Medicine, Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast
  • Elise Berlan, MD, MPH; Nationwide Children’s Hospital
  • Colleen Denny, MD; New York University School of Medicine; Bellevue Hospital
  • Nora Doty, MD; Oregon Health & Science University
  • Monica Dragoman MD, MPH; Planned Parenthood of New York City
  • Vinita Goyal, MD, MPH; Alamo Women’s Reproductive Services, UT Austin Population Research Center
  • Curtiss Hannum, MSN, RN, APN; The Women’s Centers (CT, GA, NJ, PA)
  • Jessica K. Lee, MD, MPH; Planned Parenthood of New York City
  • Antoinette Nguyen, MD, MPH; Emory University, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Siripanth Nippita, MD, MS; Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Pooja Patel, MD, MPH, MMS; University of Texas Medical Branch
  • Sarah Prager, MD, MAS; University of Washington
  • Neena Qasba, MD, MPH; University of Massachusetts Medical School, Baystate
  • Ann Irene Schutt-Aine, MD; Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast
  • Katharine Simmons, MD, MPH; Kaiser Permanente
  • Jennifer Tang, MD, MSCR; UNC Department of OB-GYN
  • Jessica Tarleton, MD, MPH; Medical University of South Carolina
  • Sarah Traxler, MD, MSHP; Planned Parenthood of North Central States
  • Kate White, MD, MPH; Boston University
  • Nikki Zite, MD, MPH; The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine
Research Impact Subcommittee

The Research Impact Subcommittee serves the Research Fund, 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 regarding future program implementation, evaluation, or planning. This subcommittee is not currently seeking members.

Chair: Lisa Harris, MD, PhD; University of Michigan

Members:

  • Nerys Benfield, MD, MPH; Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Montefiore Medical Center
  • Danielle Bessett, PhD; University of Cincinnati
  • Beatrice A. Chen, MD, MPH; University of Pittsburgh, Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania
  • Blair Darney, PhD, MPH; Oregon Health & Science University
  • Angel M. Foster, DPhil, MD, AM; University of Ottawa
  • Sarah Horvath, MD, MHSP; ACOG
  • Melissa Kottke, MD, MPH, MBA; Emory University
  • Aaron Lazorwitz, MD, MSCS; University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • Krystale Littlejohn, MA, PhD; Occidental College
  • Michelle Moniz, MD, MSC; University of Michigan
  • Susan Newcomer, PhD
  • Brian T. Nguyen, MD, MSc, FACOG; University of Southern California
  • Amanda Stevenson, PhD; University of Colorado Boulder
  • Teri-Ann Thompson, PhD; Ibis Reproductive Health
  • Crystal Tyler, PhD, MPH; University of Chicago
  • Carol Weisman, PhD; Penn State College of Medicine
Abortion Clinical Research Network Working Group

The focus of the Abortion Clinical Research Network Working Group is to make recommendations about the structure and research priorities of the Society’s Abortion Clinical Research Network (the Network). The Working Group is also responsible for ensuring that the Network’s research approach and technical assistance program support the creation of a robust and representative research community that can answer pressing clinical questions in abortion care. The committee is not currently seeking new members.

Chair: Sadia Haider, MD, MPH; University of Chicago

Members:

  • Elise Belusa, MSc; Tara Health Foundation
  • Leah Coplon, MPH, RN; Maine Family Planning
  • Joia Crear-Perry, MD, FACOG; National Birth Equity Collaborative
  • Peggy Goedken, MPH; Emory University
  • Alisa Goldberg, MD, MPH; Harvard Medical School, Brigham & Women’s Hospital; Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts
  • Erin Grant; Abortion Care Network
  • Bliss Kaneshiro, MD, MPH; University of Hawaii
  • Julia Kohn, PhD; Independent consultant
  • Matthew Reeves, MD, MPH; DuPont Clinic
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Working Group

The Diversity Equity and Inclusion Working Group is a standing committee of the Governance Committee. Its primary focus is to develop and evaluate strategies for incorporating principles and practices of diversity, equity, and inclusion into the Society’s operations, programs, and communications. The committee is not currently seeking new members.

Chair: Nerys Benfield, MD, MPH; Montefiore Medical Center and Megan Kavanaugh, DrPH, MPH; Guttmacher Institute

Members:

  • Kavita Arora, MD, MBE, MS; MetroHealth Case Western Reserve University
  • Sequoia Ayala, JD, MA; SisterLove Inc.
  • Rana Barar, MPH; University of California, San Francisco/ANSIRH
  • Elise Belusa, MSc; Tara Health Foundation
  • Kristyn Brandi, MD, MPH; Rutgers, New Jersey Medical School
  • Amy Bryant, MD, MSCR; University of North Carolina School of Medicine
  • Martina Caldwell, MD, MS; Henry Ford Hospital
  • Emma Carpenter, MSW; University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Diana Carvajal, MD, MPH; University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Serina Floyd, MD, MPH; Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington DC
  • Angel Foster, DPhil, MD, AM; University of Ottawa
  • Savita Ginde, MD, MPH; Stride CHC, Rocky Mountain Medical Consulting, LLC
  • Erin Grant; Abortion Care Network
  • Ophra Leyser-Whale, MA, PhD; UTEP
  • Alicia Luchowski, MPH; ACOG
  • Anu Manchikan Gomez, PhD; University of California, Berkeley
  • Biftu Mengesha, MD, MAS; University of California, San Francisco
  • Jessica Morse, MD, MPH; University of North Carolina
  • Antoinette Nguyen, MD, MPH; Assistant Professor, Emory University; Guest Researcher, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Pooja Patel, MD, MPH, MMS; University of Texas Medical Branch
  • Sarah Prager, MD, MAS; University of Washington
  • Ndola Prata, MD, MSc; University of California
  • Susan Rubin, MD, MPH; Institute for Family Health
  • Goleen Samari, PhD, MPH, MA; Columbia University
  • Tania Serna, MD, MPH; Cedars Sinai Medical Center
  • Aparna Sridhar, MD, MPH; David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles
  • Ivana Thompson, MD, MSCI; Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Keitra Thompson, BA, MSN, DNPc; Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
  • Crystal Tyler, PhD, MPH; Ci3 at the University of Chicago

The Society strives for just and equitable abortion and contraception informed by science. This work relies on a community of people united by our vision. Participation in this community, as a Board, Committee, or Working Group member does not signal Society endorsement of statements, opinions, or actions.

Staff

Staff of the Society are committed to pursuing our vision of just and equitable abortion and contraception informed by science.