We are not currently seeking new Committee or Council members.
Executive Committee

The Executive Committee serves both the Society of Family Planning and the Society of Family Planning Research Fund. This committee provides strategic support to the Executive Director and has the responsibility of handling urgent issues and acting on behalf of the Board on Society issues between board meetings.

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
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee serves both the Society of Family Planning and the Society of Family Planning Research Fund. The DEI Committee’s 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.

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Erin Grant; Abortion Care Network
  • Alicia Luchowski, MPH; ACOG
  • Biftu Mengesha, MD, MAS; University of California, San Francisco
  • Jessica Morse, MD, MPH; University of North Carolina
  • Antoinette Nguyen, MD, MPH; Emory University
  • Pooja Patel, MD, MPH, MMS; University of Texas Medical Branch
  • Sarah Prager, MD, MAS; University of Washington
  • Ndola Prata, MD, MSc; University of California
  • Goleen Samari, PhD, MPH, MA; Columbia University
  • Tania Serna, MD, MPH; Cedars Sinai Medical Center
  • 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
Finance Committee

The Finance Committee serves both the Society of Family Planning and the Society of Family Planning Research Fund. This 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 maintenance of accurate and complete financial records, completion of audits in a timely fashion, and that the organization is operating with the needed financial resources to fulfill the strategic plan.

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 of Tennessee
  • Brandon Hill, PhD; Planned Parenthood Great Plains
  • Lisa Maldonado, MA, MPH; Reproductive Health Access Project
Governance Committee

The Governance Committee serves both the Society of Family Planning and the Society of Family Planning Research Fund. The committee is responsible for optimizing Board effectiveness, participation, and performance. The committee’s work revolves around the following major areas: supporting the organization’s ability to carry out its work, assessing and recommending changes to board composition, optimizing effective board function, and supporting board development and growth.

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

Members:

  • Blair Darney, PhD, MPH; Oregon Health & Science University
  • Alisa Goldberg, MD, MPH; Harvard University
  • 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.

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
  • Robin Wallace, MD, MAS; Southwestern Women’s Surgery Center
Annual Meeting Committee

The Annual Meeting Committee serves the Society of Family Planning Research Fund. The committee is responsible for:

  • Reviewing the plan and timeline for the peer review of annual meeting session proposals and abstracts.
  • Serving as reviewers for annual meeting session submissions on the session working group.
  • Providing support to staff by giving feedback on high level areas including trending topics, the development of learning objectives, pricing, and types of networking opportunities for the annual meeting.
  • Serving as ambassadors in the lead up to the meeting by promoting submissions and registration and by modeling engagement at the meeting among attendees.
  • Serving as ambassadors during the meeting by welcoming attendees and volunteering to support the meeting.
  • Reviewing annual meeting evaluation data and making recommendations for the following year’s meeting.
  • Making recommendations regarding future programing, implementation, and planning.
  • Engaging in the ongoing review of alignment between the committee’s work and the organization’s strategic plan and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Staff chair: Rhea Beddoe, BA
Board liaison: 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
  • 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
  • Antoinette Nguyen, MD, MPH; Emory University
Clinical Affairs Committee

The Clinical Affairs Committee serves the Society of Family Planning and the Society of Family Planning Research Fund. The committee is responsible for:

  • Recommending priority clinical topic areas to be addressed through programming, including clinical guidance, continuing education, data collection via the Network, or other clinical resource development.
  • Refining policies and processes for developing clinical publications (including clinical recommendations, interim clinical recommendations, systematic reviews, committee statements).
  • Reviewing and approving clinical recommendations.
  • Reviewing, endorsing, or approving co-production of clinical recommendations at the request of partner organizations.
  • Reviewing available evaluations of current clinical guidance impact and making recommendations.
  • Recommending research approaches for proposed clinical research for the Network.
  • Reviewing and recommending processes and infrastructure for the Network, including topics like authorship, data sharing, and technical assistance.
  • Engaging in the ongoing review of alignment between the committee’s work and the organization’s strategic plan and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Staff chair: Mary Tschann, PhD, MPH
Board liaisons: Anitra Beasley, MD, MPH; Baylor College of Medicine, Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast and Sadia Haider, MD, MPH; University of Chicago

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
  • Elise Belusa, MSc; Tara Health Foundation
  • Leah Coplon, MPH, RN; Maine Family Planning
  • Joia Crear-Perry, MD, FACOG; National Birth Equity Collaborative
  • 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
  • Peggy Goedken, MPH; Emory University
  • Vinita Goyal, MD, MPH; Alamo Women’s Reproductive Services, UT Austin Population Research Center
  • Erin Grant; Abortion Care Network
  • Curtiss Hannum, MSN, RN, APN; The Women’s Centers (CT, GA, NJ, PA)
  • Bliss Kaneshiro, MD, MPH; University of Hawaii
  • Julia Kohn, PhD; Independent consultant
  • Jessica K. Lee, MD, MPH; Planned Parenthood of New York City
  • Antoinette Nguyen, MD, MPH; Emory University
  • 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
  • Matthew Reeves, MD, MPH; DuPont Clinic
  • 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 Committee

The Research Impact Committee serves the Society of Family Planning Research Fund. The committee is responsible for:

  • Serving as ambassadors for Research Fund programming, with attention to engaging investigators who are well-matched to submit requests for proposals and/or participate in research capacity-building programming, but may not otherwise consider engaging with the Research Fund.
  • Making recommendations for requests for proposals based on identified research gaps and the vision outlined in the strategic plan.
  • Making recommendations for research capacity-building programming based on identified capacity gaps and the vision outlined in the strategic plan.
  • Engaging in the ongoing review of alignment between the committee’s work and the organization’s strategic plan and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

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

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.