President

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 health and rights. A lawyer by training, she has 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 articles to peer-reviewed journals such as Science; the Journal of Adolescent Health; 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

Development Manager
Lindsey works with staff and board members on IWHC events, with a strong focus on stewarding and cultivating individual donor relationships.

Jocelyn Berger

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

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.

Carlene Burke

Staff Accountant
Carlene manages payroll, accounts payable and receivable, and helps prepare 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.

Michelle Chasteen

Digital and Marketing Specialist
Trained as a theatrical lighting designer, Michelle's passion for narrative and social justice led her to a career in digital communications.

Jessie Clyde

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

Marissa Crawford

Program Assistant
Marissa provides administrative support for IWHC’s grantmaking program and helps to enhance relationships with our grantee partners.

Sara Ferree

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

Siu Li GoGwilt

Manager, Office of the President
Siu Li is responsible for ensuring the smooth and effective operations of the Office of the President and its interactions with Board members, donors, partners, and colleagues.

Yael Gottlieb

Vice President, Development and Communications
Yael has over 15 years of nonprofit experience in development and outreach, including in foundation relations and grantwriting, events management, and individual giving.

Gypsy Guillén Kaiser

Director of Communications
Gypsy is a global communications strategist specialized in promoting policies that preserve human rights, secure social and economic justice, and ensure fundamental freedoms.

Rachel Jacobson

Program Officer
Rachel focuses on IWHC's global advocacy for the 2030 Agenda; HIV; and child, early, and forced marriage. She previously worked as an abortion care provider and human rights advocate.

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.

Michelle LeNoach

Development Assistant
Michelle supports the Development team by managing IWHC's donor database and all gift processing.

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.

Sandra Pons

Development Associate
Sandra supports the Development team in the areas of individual giving and foundation relations. Previously, she was Senior Development Coordinator at Girls Write Now.

Nicole Rajani

Communications Officer
Nicole has more than 16 years experience as a writer and communications strategist for global organizations, including Women's Refugee Commission and EngenderHealth.

Vanessa Rios

Program Officer
Vanessa is passionate about social justice and using data and research to inform and improve programs that serve young people and vulnerable populations.

Bebe Roopnarine

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

Neha Sardana

Program Assistant
Prior to joining IWHC, Neha interned for a reproductive rights organization in DC and a number of other nonprofits that provide direct services or advocate for human rights.

Melissa Sorrentino

Controller
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.

Michelle Truong

Program Assistant
Michelle works on the Learning, Monitoring, and Evaluation team to bolster evidence-based advocacy and programming.

Liisa Sweet-Korpivaara

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

Erin Williams

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

Noelle Williams

Associate Director for Development
As the Associate Director for Development, Noelle manages donor support to IWHC from foundations and governments.

Susan Wood

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