Vicki Breitbart, EdD
Vicki Breitbart is the director of the Health Advocacy Program at Sarah Lawrence College. Highlights of her 40+ year career in public health include developing the Women’s Healthline (a public information system for the New York City Department of Health) and serving as Vice President of the Department of Planning, Research, and Evaluation that she created at Planned Parenthood of New York City. She has served as chair of the board of the National Abortion Federation and is currently also a board member of the Public Health Association of New York, where she was formerly president. Vicki has taught at the CUNY School of Public Health, the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, and New York University.
Gabrielle (GG) deFiebre, PhD, MPH
GG is the Director of Research and Programs of the Siegel Rare Neuroimmune Association, a patient advocacy organization. Previously, GG worked with the Reproductive Health Access Project as a Research Associate and is excited to be a part of the organization again as a member of the Board. GG supports RHAP because she believes everyone should have access to the reproductive health care they need from their primary care clinician.
Kimya Forouzan, JD, MPH
Kimya Forouzan is a lawyer and public health professional based in Washington, DC. Kimya currently works as Policy Counsel for Compassion & Choices, an organization working on end-of-life care. Prior to her current role, Kimya worked for a number of organizations focused on reproductive rights and justice, most recently at the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum. Outside of her professional work, Kimya volunteers as an abortion doula, as a text line counselor with Jane’s Due Process, and as an advocate for unaccompanied minors in immigration detention with the Young Center.
Karen Hsu is the owner of HsuBox Consulting LLC, a DC-based consulting practice leading organizational leaders and their teams to improve accountability, integrity, and humanity. She comes to RHAP with 25 years’ experience working with businesses and Boards of all kinds, and supporting leaders of all styles. Over the course of her career, she cultivated a passion to support nonprofits to achieve their business objectives in a way that aligns with their public-facing duty to uphold the organization’s values and champion the mission. Her interdisciplinary experience across consulting, auditing, and operations in pensions and benefits helped her develop a commitment to supporting individual autonomy, agency, and accountability with candor, compassion, and curiosity. Karen is a proud graduate of Brandeis University and American University.
Emily Kane-Lee, MA
Emily is a health communications and training professional based in Washington, DC. Prior to her current role as a public health analyst at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, she spent 15 years in the sexual and reproductive health field, including as the Director of Education & Communications at the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals and as a Health Education Resource Volunteer with the U.S. Peace Corps in Kenya. Emily is proud to serve on the board of directors for an organization that is thoughtful, grounded in its values, and committed to integrating full-spectrum reproductive healthcare into primary care.
Sky Lee, MD AAHIVS
Sky Lee is a board certified Family and Addiction Medicine physician and certified by American Academy of HIV Medicine to provide HIV care. She has previously worked as a rural hospitalist, provided primary care in urban federally qualified health centers, taught the next generation of family medicine physicians at UC Davis and created protocols and given technical assistance for hospitals throughout California to improve access and care for people with substance use disorders with the California Bridge Program. As with addiction medicine, reproductive health including contraception, prenatal care, and abortion are within the scope of primary care. Reproductive healthcare can and should be provided by patients’ primary care providers. Dr. Lee’s primary interests are to improve care and access for vulnerable populations, to empower both patients and providers to be advocates for their communities and to dismantle white supremacy within ourselves and in medicine.
Ruth Lesnewski, MD
Ruth Lesnewski is a Board Certified family physician who currently works as an attending physician at Beth Israel Residency Program in Urban Family Practice, where she was the founding medical director of the East 13th Street Family Practice in Manhattan. Dr. Lesnewski has collaborated on multiple women’s health research projects and has presented at grand rounds around the country and at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine and American Academy of Family Physician meetings. As one of the founders of the Reproductive Health Access Project, Dr. Lesnewski is also active in the Clinical Director’s Network, helping them to provide training to community health center staff on integrating evidence-based reproductive health services. She graduated from medical school at the University of California, San Francisco and completed her residency in family medicine at Montefiore Medical Center.
Amanda Levering (she/her) is a macro-level social worker with 17 years experience of doing system-transformation work. She’s currently the Director of Complex Case Coordination for the State of Delaware’s Department of Health and Social Services, where she is focusing on creating a data-driven approach to better serve the most underserved populations in the state. Additionally, she is an adjunct professor at Columbia University School of Social Work, Fordham University School of Social Work and a consultant on various research and grant projects. Prior to returning to Delaware, she launched and expanded pretrial services in Brooklyn, New York where over 9,000 individuals went home instead of going to Rikers Island. Ms. Levering previously served young people coming home from prison to Harlem, worked as a bilingual victim advocate within the Delaware Department of Justice and as a substance abuse counselor at an outpatient facility. Ms. Levering served in the Peace Corps in Nicaragua from 2009-2010 where she focused on HIV/AIDS prevention and reproductive health access for adolescents and sex workers. Ms. Levering is a survivor of intimate partner violence and credits her ability to safely leave that relationship due to being able to safely access an abortion with her primary care doctor.
Anna Lowell, DO, MPH
Dr. Anna Lowell, DO, MPH is a Board-Certified family physician deeply committed to reproductive health and currently works in primary care as well as Planned Parenthood clinics throughout Florida. She chose family medicine as her career path because she can morph into a listener, observer, teacher, advocate, and ultimately healer all in a day’s work!
She graduated from the Mount Sinai Downtown Residency in Urban Family Medicine in New York City and also completed a fellowship with the Physicians for Reproductive Leadership Training Academy. She has served as Co-Leader of RHAP’s Florida Cluster, Chair of Contraceptives Access Work Group with Floridians for Reproductive Freedom, member of FAFP Government Relations Committee, speaker for RHAP, MSFC, AMSA, AAFP, FMEC and STFM presentations, and mentor for AMSA’s Reproductive Health Project. Her special areas of interest include underserved medicine, integrative medicine, HIV primary care/HIV prevention, LGBQT+ care, adolescent health, global health, academic medicine, and integrating abortion care into primary care practice.
Talcott Camp, JD
National Abortion Federation
Joshua Freeman, MD
University of Kansas Department of Family Medicine
Rebecca Hart-Holder, JD Chair
Reproductive Equity Now
Rachel K. Jones, PhD
Hannah S. Kully, PhD
Virna Little, PsyD
Maureen Paul, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Eric Schaff, MD
Temple University / Greater Philadelphia Action Center, Inc.
Susan Sommer, JD
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