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Advocates’ staff is a vibrant and diverse team of youth-serving professionals and youth activists. Staff come from a variety of backgrounds, including public health, law, social work, political science, international affairs, sociology, finance/administration and research, and are dedicated to improving adolescent reproductive and sexual health, securing young people’s rights, and realizing the Rights. Respect.Responsibility.® vision.


Debra Hauser
President Read the bio
Kathleen Farrell
Vice President, Finance and Administration Read the bio
Jennifer Augustine
Vice President, Organizational Development Division Director, Health and Social Equity Read the bio


Urooj Arshad
Director, International LGBTQ Youth Health and Rights Programs Read the bio
Ashley Benson
Program Coordinator, Sex Education Read the bio
Emily Bridges
Division Director, Communications

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Joy Bullock
Digital Production Manager Read the bio
Armonte Butler
LGBTQ Health and Rights Program Manager Read the bio
Sage Carson
Manager, Know Your IX Campaign Read the bio
Caitlyn Caruso
Manager, State and Local Campaigns
Nicole Cheetham
Division Director, International Youth Health and Rights Read the bio
Geoff Corey
Manager, Digital Organizing Read the bio
Laura Davis
Division Director, TPP/Adolescent Sexual Health Services Read the bio
Viennetta Davis
Manager of Youth Organizing for Abortion Access Read the bio
Marandah Field-Elliot
State Campaign Manager for Abortion Access Read the bio
Yvonne Gaither
Director, Finance and Administration Read the bio
Nora Gelperin
Director, Sexuality Education and Training Read the bio
Rana Holland
Senior Executive Assistant Read the bio
Tonya Katcher
Program Manager, Clinical Services and Contraceptive Access Initiatives Read the bio
Kinjo Kiema
Associate Director of Youth Organizing Manager of Young Womxn of Color Leadership Programs Read the bio
Khadija Khan
Manager, MyLC and IYLC Read the bio
Renee Lavigne
Grants and Database Manager Read the bio
Rachel Margolis
Graphic Design and Artivism Coordinator Read the bio
Brittany McBride
Senior Program Manager, Sexuality Education Read the bio
Paris L. A. Moore
Director, Development Read the bio
Lincoln Mondy
Associate Director, Strategic Projects Read the bio
Louie Ortiz-Fonseca
Director, LGBTQ Health and Rights Read the bio
Julia Reticker-Flynn
Director, Youth Organizing and Mobilization Read the bio
Diana Thu-Thao Rhodes
Director, Public Policy Read the bio
Mary Beth Szydlowski
Senior Program Manager, School Health Equity Read the bio
Rebecca Thimmesch
Project Associate, Adolescent Sexual Health Services Read the bio
Kamilah Tisdale
Domestic Policy Analyst
Han Vu
Comptroller Read the bio

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