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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.

Jennifer Augustine
Executive Vice President Read the bio
Ashley Benson Speelmans
Program Manager Read the bio
Emily Bridges
Division Director, Communications

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Armonte Butler
Senior Program Manager, LGBTQ Health & Rights Read the bio
Sage Carson
Manager, Know Your IX Campaign Read the bio
Nicole Cheetham
Division Director, International Youth Health and Rights Read the bio
Geoff Corey
Senior Manager, Digital Campaign Strategy Read the bio
Laura Davis
Division Director, Adolescent Sexual Health Services Read the bio
Kathleen Farrell
Vice President, Finance and Administration 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 of Sex Education & Training Read the bio
Debra Hauser
President 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, International & Muslim Youth Advocacy Read the bio
Renee Lavigne
Grants and Database Manager Read the bio
Rachel Margolis
Graphic Design and Artivism Coordinator Read the bio
Brittany McBride
Associate Director, 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
Diana Thu-Thao Rhodes
Vice President of Policy, Partnerships, & Organizing Read the bio
Tea Sefer
Associate Director of Policy Read the bio
Anu Sharma
Youth Activist Network (YAN) Manager Read the bio
Mary Beth Szydlowski
Senior Program Manager, School Health Equity Read the bio
Rebecca Thimmesch
Campaign Manager, Free the Pill Read the bio
Daniella Thorne
Senior Program Manager, Sexual Health Education Read the bio
Kamilah Tisdale
Domestic Policy Analyst Read the bio
Caitlin Viccora
Program Coordinator, Supportive and Healthy Schools Read the bio
Han Vu
Comptroller Read the bio
Sydney Greene
Digital Content Manager Read the bio
Solange Azor
Youth Activist Network Manager Read the bio

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