Chief Strategy Officer
I started working in abortion care at a Planned Parenthood Health Center in Denver in 2008. Upon witnessing the life changing impact of my daily work, I knew that I didn’t want to spend my career doing anything else but ensuring pregnant people are in charge of if and when they give birth. I spent six years in direct patient care with Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM) before moving to New York City to complete my Master’s of Public Health at Columbia University. While there, I had the opportunity to work with the Complex Family Planning fellows at New York Presbyterian Hospital and developed a deep passion for supporting the doctors, medical assistants, nurses, APCs, and administrators that make abortion care possible. After joining the Planned Parenthood National Office (PPFA) in 2016, I created the Planned Parenthood Abortion Training Toolkit for our affiliates to use in developing and sustaining abortion training programs for medical and nursing students, residents, and mid-career professionals in order to bolster the abortion provider pipeline. In 2020, I launched Clinical Abortion Staffing Solutions (CASS) in partnership with the National Abortion Federation, a staffing support and provider matching service for the abortion providing community.
In 2021 I started my own consulting business and have primarily focused on working with organizations trying to mitigate the access fall out from the Dobbs decision. Most notably, I helped to design a new digital tool to assist abortion seekers in identifying their best access points and launch a surgical abortion clinic in Casper, Wyoming; currently the only one operating in the state. In 2023 I started working for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists as the Director of Graduate Medical Education, where I spend my time thinking about how to ensure OB/GYN residents nationwide receive the most high-quality, comprehensive, and supportive training possible. I’m also an adjunct faculty member at the George Washington School of Public Health where I teach a Women’s Health course.
I see the creation of prochoicetherapists.org as mission-critical to sustaining the well-being of our patients and our providers, both of whom deserve access to well-informed, non-judgemental mental health care any time, any place.