Dalia Brahmi, MD, MPH (she/hers)
Regional Clinical Network Leader – Southeastern United States
Dr. Brahmi is a family physician and global reproductive health specialist. Motivated to pursue medicine through her work in human rights and HIV peer education, she enjoyed caring for families at San Francisco General Hospital’s Refugee Medical Clinic during residency and conducted medical exams for survivors of torture. After pursuing specialty training in Family Planning and public health, she worked at the World Health Organization where she conducted systematic literature reviews on the safety of abortion and contraception, field tested contraceptive counseling materials for community health workers, and conducted strategic assessments to address health inequities impacting maternal mortality and scale up successful interventions with Ministries of Health, professional organizations and the communities most impacted. Dr. Brahmi has experience incorporating comprehensive reproductive health services into primary health clinics and has trained clinicians globally. As the associate medical director of Ipas, Dr. Brahmi worked to reduce maternal mortality from unsafe abortion and advocate for reproductive rights, especially for adolescents, through training, advocacy and evidence-based clinical guidelines. She currently trains residents and students at Planned Parenthood South Atlantic and teaches in the DrPH Global Health Leadership program at Indiana University Fairbanks School of Public Health. Dr. Brahmi is active in advocacy and education efforts with the NC Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Brahmi supports clinician activists in RHAP’s Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Caroline, and Virginia clusters.
Hailey’s understanding of reproductive justice grew with her on-campus organizing. At Wesleyan she helped organize the Black Student Union, volunteered for Clinic Escorts, a student group partnered with NARAL Pro-Choice CT, and completed an undergraduate thesis on Black southern networks that facilitated access to abortion care before and after Roe v. Wade. Hailey joined the Reproductive Health Access Project in August 2018. She is particularly committed to fostering coalitions within reproductive health, rights, and justice fields to address systematic reproductive oppression in marginalized communities. Hailey works closely with the Regional Clinical Network Leaders — coordinating RHAP’s administrative advocacy efforts within the American Academy of Family Physicians — and supports the Georgia, Minnesota, and New York Clusters.
Samantha Hyacinth, MSN, WHNP-BC
Samantha is a Queer, Black, board-certified women’s health nurse practitioner originally from the Bronx. After graduating from Princeton University with a BA in psychology in 2009, she worked closely with social workers as a case associate at New Alternatives for Children. While accompanying families to medical visits for their children, she became frustrated by the lack of sensitivity and understanding coming from providers. Her frustration combined with her interest in psychology and medicine led her to nursing school. She graduated from the Yale School of Nursing in 2014. Her passion for providing accessible reproductive health care brought her to Planned Parenthood of Southern New England. There she was able to deepen her love for providing patient-centered, trauma-informed care to individuals with limited income, adolescents, and the LGBTQ community. Most recently, she worked with federally qualified health centers in Massachusetts, helping them expand their contraceptive offerings to patients before pivoting her attention back to direct patient care. She is currently a practicing clinician at FOLX health, a telemedicine platform designed for and by queer and trans individuals.
Ruth Lesnewski, MD
Co-founder and Clinical Committee
Ruth Lesnewski graduated from the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine in 1987 and completed her residency in family medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in 1990. She is a Board Certified Family Physician. Currently, Ruth works as an attending physician at Beth Israel Residency Program in Urban Family Practice. In 2010, she became the clinical director of MyChart MyHealth, the patient portal for the Institute for Family Health.
Honor MacNaughton, MD
National Fellowship Director
Honor MacNaughton is a family physician at the Cambridge Health Alliance in Massachusetts and the Director of Women’s Health at the Tufts University Family Medicine Residency Program. There she is working to ensure that other primary care providers receive the training and mentoring needed to provide their patients with comprehensive family planning services. Dr. MacNaughton joined the Reproductive Health Access Project in 2007 as the first fellow to complete our Reproductive Health Care and Advocacy Fellowship. During her fellowship, she helped launch the New York City Women’s Health Free Clinic. Since then, she has continued to work with RHAP and served on the Board of Directors from 2010 to 2017. Dr. MacNaughton graduated from medical school at the University of Massachusetts, Worcester and completed her residency in family medicine at Tufts University.
Lisa Maldonado, MA, MPH (she/ella)
Co-founder and Executive Director
Lisa Maldonado is one of the founders of the Reproductive Health Access Project and has served as the organization’s Executive Director since 2005. She has devoted her career to working on reproductive health issues, especially as they affect women, adolescents, and immigrants. Lisa has worked with large family planning programs in Latin America and Africa and, for over 10 years, worked with local New York City primary care clinics providing health care to Latinx women and adolescents. She served on the board of the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals and is active within the American Public Health Association–having served as co-chair of the Association’s Abortion Task Force, President of its Latino Caucus, and as a Governing Councilor for the Population, Sexual and Reproductive Health section. Lisa holds a Masters in Economics from the University of Michigan and a Masters in Public Health from Columbia University.
Kallie is a graduate of Clark University where she earned her B.A. in Political Science. Her passion for reproductive justice was sparked by her work at Clark’s student-run sexual health resource center where she volunteered as an educator for other students. During her time at Clark, Kallie interned with Planned Parenthood of New York City, ran the campus’ Bedsider chapter for Power to Decide, and completed a thesis comparing state sex education policies in the United States. Before joining the Reproductive Health Access Project full-time in August 2018, Kallie worked part-time as a Development Associate and, previously, Development Intern for the Reproductive Health Access Project.
Jasmine (Jazz) Murray
Organizing and Communications Associate
Jazz hails from the Bronx, New York, but currently lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She graduated from Hamilton College in 2019 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Literature. During her undergraduate career, she took relevant coursework in Communication and Women’s Studies which motivated her decision to pursue her current role as Organizing and Communications Associate at the Reproductive Health Access Project. She is deeply interested in helping underserved communities, particularly Black women access and afford reproductive resources. In her spare time, she enjoys cuddling with cats, watching South Korean television shows and talking about social justice and art. In her role, Jazz provides administrative and logistical support to the Network, including our Clusters and national work.
Linda Prine is a family practitioner on the faculty of Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Prine also works per diem for Planned Parenthood, New York City as an abortion provider and a trainer to other family medicine faculty and residents. Dr. Prine has presented at numerous grand rounds around the country, at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine and American Public Health Association conferences, and at American Academy Family Physician meetings on topics in women’s reproductive health. She has also published numerous academic articles and research papers on women’s reproductive health. Dr. Prine graduated from Cornell University Medical College and completed her residency training at Montefiore Medical Center’s Residency Program in Social Medicine. She completed a faculty development fellowship at the Institute for Urban Family Health and a mini-fellowship in Reproductive Health at Rochester University Department of Family Medicine. She is board certified in family medicine and currently serves as the President of the New York City County chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Moira Rashid, MD, MPH (she/hers)
Regional Clinical Network Leader – Western United States
Dr. Rashid is a family physician who specializes in Reproductive Health and Family Planning. She first became interested in pursuing a career in reproductive health while working as a medical assistant at Planned Parenthood. There she saw how attacks and limitations on reproductive health had devastating consequences for patients, particularly patients of color. Dr. Rashid has focused her training and career on providing care to underserved populations. After residency, she completed the Reproductive Health and Advocacy Fellowship and the Leadership Training Academy where she learned patient-centered care, and honed her teaching and advocacy skills. Dr. Rashid now works in various clinical settings providing reproductive health and teaching residents. She is passionate about ensuring that everyone has equitable access to healthcare, including safe abortion and contraception. Dr. Rashid supports clinician activists in RHAP’s Southern California, Northern California, New Mexico, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, and Montana Clusters.
Laura Riker, MSSW
Laura began working with the Reproductive Health Access Project in 2014 as a second-year social work intern and has been here ever since. Her interest in reproductive justice began as a Woman’s Studies major during her undergraduate years at Vassar College, where she interned at Planned Parenthood. She later volunteered as a counselor for Exhale’s after-abortion talkline, and after completing an internship at a large community health center, she decided to focus on reproductive health advocacy. Laura has previously worked in interpersonal violence prevention and alternatives to incarceration programs. She received her Master of Social Work from Columbia University, where she studied Social Enterprise Administration & Management.
Jordan Silverman, MPH
Jordan is a public health practitioner with a focus on sexuality, sexual, and reproductive health. She became interested in sexual and reproductive health working as a Volunteer Program Manager at the Planned Parenthood of Maryland. She deepened her experience and understanding of this work while getting her Master of Public Health at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Jordan has focused her public health work on improving sexual health outcomes for adolescents and queer, transgender, and gender non-conforming individuals through her programmatic work with GLSEN, the Ali Forney Center, and, most recently, the New York City Department of Education. She is passionate about expanding access to inclusive and affirming health services, and particularly sexual and reproductive healthcare, for all individuals. Jordan joined the Reproductive Health Access Project in August 2018.
Silpa Srinivasulu, MPH
Research and Evaluation Manager
Silpa is a public health researcher and practitioner with a focus on sexual and reproductive health and rights. She previously worked as a Program Manager with the Institute for Family Health where she managed the Hands-on Reproductive Training (HaRT) Center, a project to increase the availability of comprehensive family planning services in New York City. While in graduate school, she participated in community-based participatory research to explore the experiences of patients and primary care providers in asking and responding to pregnancy intention screening questions. Her work has been published in a range of scientific journals including Contraception, Family Practice, Women’s Health Issues, and Progress in Community Health Partnerships. Silpa served as a Community Health Specialist with the Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic where she trained and mentored networks of community health promoters providing primary care and sexual education to families, schools, and youth. She is committed to incorporating a reproductive justice framework into her work, to ensure all people have access to high-quality and dignified sexual and reproductive health education, services, and care. Silpa earned her MPH from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, with a certificate in Public Health Research Methods.
Angeline Ti, MD, MPH
Angeline is a family physician and family planning specialist in Atlanta, GA. She received her Masters of Public Health from John Hopkins in 2008, graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School in 2012, and completed residency in Family and Community Medicine and a fellowship in Family Planning at the University of California, San Francisco in 2017. She then completed a 2-year research position at Emory University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), where she conducted research to support the CDC Contraceptive Guidance. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Emory University in the Division of Family Planning, where she is the medical director of the Title X program at Grady Memorial Hospital.
Lily Trotta earned her B.S. in Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University, where she also minored in Creative Writing. Her introduction to advocacy was sparked by her time in the service industry, where rampant issues of discrimination and harassment based on gender, sexuality, race, and immigration status prompted a desire to inform and represent her peers in a more effective way. Coming from a background in event booking and customer service, Lily is committed to providing excellent support to the Reproductive Health Access Network.
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