President

Françoise Girard

Françoise Girard is the president of the International Women’s Health Coalition. A lawyer by training, she is a longtime advocate and expert on women’s health, human rights, sexuality, and HIV and AIDS. Girard is regularly consulted by governments and UN agencies and has been instrumental to ensuring that global normative frameworks include and further women’s rights. Her articles have been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Science and Journal of Adolescent Health. Recent speaking engagements include C2 Montréal 2018, and 2018 Aspen Ideas: Spotlight Health.

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.

Juliana Avila

Advocacy and Policy Fellow
Juliana has expertise in constitutional law, with a focus on the intersection of health and human rights in Brazil.

Jocelyn Berger

Program Officer
Jocelyn supports IWHC's grantee 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 grantee partners 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 Grantmaking and 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.

Sarah Harper

Communications Assistant
Sarah provides administrative support to the Communications team, and helps monitor and manage IWHC's social media platforms.

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.

Liza Kane-Hartnett

Liza brings substantial editorial and nonprofit experience to her role as communications officer, having worked on issues related to human rights, climate change, sustainable fisheries, and maritime piracy.

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 US foreign policy advocacy.

Michelle LeNoach

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

Katherine Olivera

Program Associate
Katherine provides strategic and administrative support for IWHC’s US foreign policy portfolio.

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.

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

Director of Finance and Administration
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, IT systems, and human resources. Previously, she was a development consultant.

Michelle Truong

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

Erin Williams

Program Officer
Erin works to strengthen IWHC's grantmaking and 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.