Lisa Maldonado, MA, MPH
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 Latino women and adolescents. She is 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.
Linda Prine, one of the founders of the Reproductive Health Access Project, 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.
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 the medical school at the University of California, San Francisco and completed her residency in family medicine at Montefiore Medical Center.
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.
Nushin Bhimani, MPP
Nushin started her fundraising career and developed a strong interest in reproductive justice while she worked at NARAL Pro Choice America in Washington, DC. She previously worked in development at the Feminist Women’s Health Center. She is very passionate about finding ways to connect donors and the community to the reproductive justice movement while raising funds to support programs that provide access to sexual and reproductive healthcare. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy from Georgia State University and a Master of Public Policy degree from George Washington University. Nushin joined the Reproductive Health Access Project in September 2018.
Program and Communications Associate
Hailey identifies her 2014 internship with the Reproductive Health Access Project as igniting her interest in reproductive health advocacy. She earned her B.A. in African American Studies from Wesleyan University. 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.
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.
Sara Nasser, MA
Sara is a reporter, editor, and producer who joined RHAP after spending four years in Istanbul, where she covered migration, Turkish politics, and the Syrian civil war. During her time as a journalist, she also completed a master’s degree in sociology at Central European University, focusing on women’s agency in religious contexts. Prior to her stint abroad, she was a senior associate at ASGK Public Strategies, a public affairs firm based in Chicago, now branded as Kivvit. Sara brings years of media and communications experience to help RHAP tell its story to primary care clinicians, while also aiming for a broader audience.
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 E. Silverman 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 Srinivasulu, MPH 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.
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