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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
Amber Barcel
Director of Public Policy Read the bio
Arlene Basilio
Senior Design Manager Read the bio
Ashley Benson Speelmans
Program Manager Read the bio
Emily Bridges
Head of Brand Impact and Communications Read the bio
Roselyn Buensuceso
Youth Activist Network Manager Read the bio
Armonte Butler
Associate Director, LGBTQ Health & Rights Read the bio
Nicole Cheetham
Division Director, International Youth Health and Rights Read the bio
Cynthia Chinchilla Angel
AMAZE International Senior Program Manager Read the bio
Geoff Corey
Director, Campaigns and Rapid Response Read the bio
Laura Davis
Division Director, Adolescent Sexual Health Services Read the bio
Joi Dean
Content Coordinator Read the bio
Kathleen Farrell
Vice President, Finance and Administration Read the bio
Yvonne Gaither
Director, Finance and Administration Read the bio
Pearl Gahwera
AMAZE International Global Partnerships Fellow Read the bio
Nora Gelperin
Director of Sex Education & Training Read the bio
Dr. Rachael E. Gibson
Senior Program Manager of AMAZE Education Read the bio
Chelsea Gonzalez
If/When/How Reproductive Justice Fellow and Advocates' Law and Policy Analyst Read the bio
Emma Grasso Levine
Manager, Know Your IX Read the bio
Sydney Greene
Senior Manager of Digital Content and Strategy Read the bio
Ellie Gutmann
Development Coordinator Read the bio
Naura Nabila Haryanto
AMAZE Global Partnership Fellow Read the bio
Debra Hauser
President Read the bio
Shirley Huang
AMAZE Senior Administrative Assistant Read the bio
Tonya Katcher
Program Director for Clinical Services and Contraceptive Access Read the bio
Kinjo Kiema
Director of Youth Organizing & Campaigns Read the bio
Renee Lavigne
Associate Director of Development and Systems Read the bio
Larada Lee-Wallace
State Campaign Manager for Abortion Access Read the bio
Tamara Marzouk
Director of Abortion Access Read the bio
Angela Maske
Strategic Projects Manager Read the bio
Brittany McBride
Associate Director, Sex Education and Training Read the bio
Hortense Hunter Moore
Executive Assistant Read the bio
Paris L. A. Moore
Head of Development, Donor Partnerships & Engagement Read the bio
Ramish Nadeem
Program Manager, International and Muslim Youth Advocacy Read the bio
Victoria Ogunleye
Digital Sex Education Manager 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
Gabriella Rodriguez
Youth Activist Network Manager Read the bio
LeKara Simmons
AMAZE Program Manager and Strategic Brand Ambassador Read the bio
Mary Beth Szydlowski
Associate Director, Healthy & Supportive Schools Read the bio
Daniella Thorne
Associate Director, Sexual Health Education Read the bio
Darcy Weaver
Associate Director for AMAZE International Read the bio
Caitlin Viccora
Program Manager, Healthy & Supportive Schools Read the bio
Han Vu
Comptroller Read the bio

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