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
Tina Raine-Bennett, MD; Kaiser Permanente Northern California
Megan Kavanaugh, DrPH, MPH; Guttmacher Institute

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; Guttmacher Institute

Members:

David Hubacher, PhD; FHI 360
Angela Dempsey, MD, MPH; University of South Carolina, Charleston
Tessa Madden, MD, MPH; Washington University in St. Louis
Wendy Norman, MD; University of British Columbia

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 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
DeShawn Taylor, MD, MSc, FACOG; Desert Star Family Planning

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 Universtiy
Kelly Cleland, MPA, MPH; Princeton University
Katie Massey Combs, MSW, MPH; University of Denver
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
Britt Lunde, MD, MPH; Emory University; 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 currently seeking members.

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

Members:

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
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
Curtiss Hannum, MSN, RN, APN; The Women’s Centers (CT, GA, NJ, PA)
Jessica K. Lee, MD, MPH; Planned Parenthood of New York City
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
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
Nikki Zite, MD, MPH; The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine
Ann Irene Schutt-Aine, MD; Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast

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 currently seeking members.

Chair: Lisa Harris, MD, PhD; University of Michigan and Joseph Potter, PhD; University of Texas, Austin

Members:

Nerys Benfield, MD, MPH; Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Montefiore Medical Center
Danielle Bessett, PhD; University of Cincinnati
Blair Darney, PhD, MPH; Oregon Health & Science University
Angel M. Foster, DPhil, MD, AM; University of Ottawa
Sarah Horvath, MD, MHSP; ACOG
Aaron Lazorwitz, MD, MSCS; University of Colorado School of Medicine
Melissa Kottke, MD, MPH, MBA; Emory University
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
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

Community Norms Working Group

The Community Norms Working group serves both the Society and the Research Fund, 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: Megan Kavanaugh, PhD; Guttmacher Institute

Members:

Kristyn Brandi, MD, MPH; Rutgers, New Jersey Medical School
Kate Grindlay Kelly, MSPH, BA; Ibis Reproductive Health
Brooke Levandowski, PhD, MPA; University of Rochester Medical Center
Anna Newton-Levinson, MPH; Emory University
Katherine Pocius, MD, MPH; Massachusetts General Hospital; Integrated Residency Program at Brigham and Women’s and Massachusetts General Hospitals; Harvard Medical School

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, PhD; Guttmacher Institute

Members:

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

The Society strives for just and equitable abortion and contraception informed by science. This work relies on a community of people united by this vision. That said, participation in this community, as a Board, Committee, or Working Group member, or any of our programs, do not represent the Society unless specifically designated to do so. Participation in the Society does not signal Society endorsement of statements, opinions, research, or actions.

Staff

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