Françoise Girard

Françoise Girard is President of the International Women's Health Coalition and a highly regarded advocate for women's rights and sexual and reproductive rights and health. She is an expert on strategic philanthropy in the developing world, and served as Director of the Public Health Program at the Open Society Foundations from 2006-2011. Françoise is regularly consulted by UN and intergovernmental agencies and has played a key advocacy role at UN conferences on population and development, women’s rights, and HIV/AIDS. She has contributed many articles to peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Adolescent Health; Science, Health and Human Rights; International Family Planning Perspectives; and Reproductive Health Matters. Her other publications include Global Implications of U.S. Domestic and International Policies on Sexuality (2004), as well as chapters in SexPolitics: Report from the Front Lines (2007) and Reproductive Health and Human Rights: The Way Forward (2009).

Lindsey Amato

Manager, Office of the President
Lindsey provides direct support to IWHC's President and works with our board members, major donors, partners, and colleagues.

Katherine Austin-Evelyn

Program Officer
Katherine collaborates with local organizations to document and assess effective programs and advocacy strategies.

Jocelyn Berger

Program Officer
Jocelyn supports IWHC's partners working to strengthen women's movements, focusing on sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Carlene Burke

Staff Accountant
Carlene manages payroll, accounts payable, and accounts receivable, and assists with preparation of financial documents for the Board of Directors and IWHC’s funders.

Shena Cavallo

Program Officer
Shena provides strategic and programmatic support to identify and strengthen IWHC partner organizations worldwide.

Jessie Clyde

Senior Program Officer
Jessie brings over a decade of experience working in the field of sexual and reproductive rights and health, most recently for IPPF/WHR.

Marielle Coutrix

Program Assistant
Marielle provides strategic and administrative support to our international partnerships team.

Nina Besser Doorley

Senior Program Officer
Prior to joining IWHC, Nina spent seven years as a senior legislative assistant on Capitol Hill, including five years with Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky.

Sara Ferree

Senior Development Adviser
Sara leads IWHC's development efforts in the San Francisco Bay Area. Previously she worked for and the Global Fund for Women.

Kathleen Ryan Gerard

Special Adviser for Development
Kathleen oversees IWHC’s fundraising initiatives and has worked in development for 13 years.

Suzanne Ito

Communications Officer

Suzanne manages IWHC’s web and social media presence and email list, and co-edits the blog.

Rachel Jacobson

Program Officer
Rachel's work focuses on the global advocacy for the 2030 Agenda; HIV; and child, early, and forced marriage.

Oshadi Kelly

Development Officer
Oshadi coordinates IWHC’s individual and corporate giving activities, including producing special events and manages online fundraising efforts.

Shannon Kowalski

Director of Advocacy and Policy
Shannon is a skilled advocate for sexual and reproductive health and rights, youth rights, and HIV/AIDS programs. She leads IWHC’s work on international and U.S. foreign policy advocacy.

Helena Minchew

Program Officer
Lena works in IWHC’s Washington, D.C. office and supports our U.S. foreign policy portfolio, including work with Congress and the Administration.

Somer Nowak

Program Assistant
Somer provides strategic and administrative support to the Advocacy and Policy program.

Nicole Rajani

Communications Officer
Nicole has nearly 15 years experience as a writer and communications consultant for global organizations, including Women's Refugee Commission and EngenderHealth.

Anais Rivera

Development Associate
Anais manages IWHC’s database and assists with several fundraising initiatives, including outreach to donors and producing special events.

Bebe Roopnarine

Office Clerk
Bebe has been with IWHC since 1994, helping to make IWHC’s environment a comfortable one.

Melissa Sorrentino

Melissa has more than 20 years of experience creating and implementing effective financial strategies, policies, and processes in both the private and not-for-profit sectors.

Liisa Sweet-Korpivaara

Human Resources and Office Manager
Liisa manages our New York and DC offices, information technology systems, and human resources. Previously, she was a development consultant.

Meera Vaidyanathan

Senior Development Officer
Meera manages IWHC’s institutional funders and has worked in development for over 10 years. Previously, she served as Director of Development at Sadie Nash Leadership Project.

Erin Williams

Program Officer
Erin works to strengthen IWHC's international partnerships with sexual and reproductive health and rights organizations around the world.

Susan Wood

Director of Program Learning and Evaluation
Susan has more than 30 years of experience carrying out advocacy, strategic planning, program development, and grantmaking for social change.