Our Team

Clinical Trial

Denise Hyater-Lindenmuth

Executive Director

Denise Hyater-Lindenmuth

Executive Director

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Denise Hyater-Lindenmuth has worked in the Washington DC area in both nonprofit and for-profit industries for nearly 30 years. Her nonprofit leadership roles included creating ground-breaking community-based programs where her efforts were recognized internationally and led organizations such as Brain Injury Services and the American Cancer Society for the National Capital Region. She also served in leadership roles for national/international public relations firms representing healthcare clients and health interests. She has extensive experience serving as spokesperson in many of her leadership roles.

Denise’s leadership style is based on the philosophy of community service and is firmly driven by data and results. She has proven successes with leading boards and people through change and overcoming challenges while remaining mission focused. Critical areas of importance include mission and strategy, governance, financial management and development, operations, and marketing.

She earned her MBA at George Washington University in Washington D.C., a master’s degree in Community Health Education at Trinity Washington University, in Washington, D.C., and a bachelor’s in Public Relations/Marketing at Howard University, in Washington, D.C. Denise also received a certificate in strategic nonprofit management from Harvard University. As a fifth-generation Washingtonian, she lives with her husband, Philip, in the District of Columbia. They have three children who are successfully “adulting”.

Erin Evans

Director of Operations

Erin Evans

Director of Operations

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Erin is the Director of Operations, responsible for managing the office’s daily functions and ensuring that everything runs smoothly. She is the main point of contact for vendors and also reaches out to them if anything goes wrong. She joins the NWHN after spending the last 10 years working in residential property management and commercial real estate, where she managed research teams and coordinated large projects. Erin attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where she focused on History and Art History.

Adele Scheiber

Director of Communications

Adele Scheiber

Director of Communications

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Adele Scheiber graduated from the State University of New York at Geneseo in 2011 with degrees in English and History, and when she realized that wasn’t going to feed her in the middle of a recession, she joined the U.S. Peace Corps. There she spent 2 years as a youth development coordinator in a small mountain village in Morocco, where she worked with young women on life skills and self-expression. She came back to the US in 2015, got her Masters in Public Administration, and spent five years working in NYS government in various policy and program positions in the human services sector. In 2020, she decided to stop dating writing and to marry it, which she did by starting her own copywriting business. She started consulting for the National Women’s Health Network in September of 2020, and accepted the offer of Director of Communications in October 2021. Adele is honored to be able to get reliable, compelling health information into the hands of the people who need it most.

Laura Tucker

Director of Development

Laura Tucker

Director of Development

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Laura Tucker has more than 25 years of nonprofit and for-profit experience working with national and international organizations to raise brand awareness and fundraising revenue. Laura’s expertise focuses on donor cultivation, building Fortune 500 public/private partnerships, and major gift development. Laura is a highly creative results-driven development strategist with entrepreneurial passion, drive, and vision. Laura has many years of professional experience generating revenue and increasing support bases for expanding national nonprofit organizations. Her experience includes executive and volunteer leadership roles particularly in the sciences and public safety sectors. Laura has spent the better part of her career focusing on creating innovative programs and disrupting how non-profit organizations and corporations engage in fundraising to drive meaningful change. Laura previously served as the Director of Development for the Weizmann Institute of Science in the San Francisco Bay Area and most recently served as the Head of Strategic Alliances for the National Emergency Number Association where she grew internal revenue streams by more than 50%.  Laura is on the Board of 911derWomen and serves on the Steering Committee of the Washington D.C chapter of the Human Rights Campaign.

Carli De La Cruz

Social Media Manager

Carli De La Cruz

Social Media Manager

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Carli is a copywriter and social media maven in Denver, CO. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Legal Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) in 2011. She is passionate about women’s health and social justice issues. Through her work for the Network, she leverages various social media platforms to educate women of all ages on important health issues so they feel empowered to advocate for their health in medical settings.

Raaya Alim

Policy Associate

Raaya Alim

Policy Associate

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Raaya is the Network’s Policy Associate. She earned her undergraduate degrees in psychology and journalism in 2022, followed by her master’s degree in public policy in 2023, all from UMass Amherst. Driven by a strong commitment to social justice, Raaya is an outspoken advocate for gender justice and reproductive health. Raised in the South, she understands deeply the complexities of social justice issues and how they impact individuals across the board. Prior to joining the Network, Raaya worked in various aspects of Massachusetts state policy, gaining invaluable experience and insight into the intricacies of governance and policymaking.

Bria Fitz

Policy Associate

Bria Fitz

Policy Associate

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Bria Fitz (she/her) is the Network’s newest Policy Associate. She recently worked as a Policy Fellow at the Society for Women’s Health Research and was a Policy Intern at SIECUS: Sex Ed for Social Change. Her areas of expertise are reproductive health, abortion access, sex education, and LGBTQ+ rights. In 2023, Bria earned a master’s degree in Public Policy and Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies from the George Washington University. She previously completed her undergraduate degree in English Literature, with a minor in Women and Gender Studies, at the University of Central Florida. In her spare time, Bria volunteers as a health center escort with the Washington Area Clinic Defense Task Force.

Jordan Bachman

Development Associate

Jordan Bachman

Development Associate

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Jordan graduated from George Washington University with her Bachelor’s in Political Science in 2023. Prior to working with the Network, she worked in development for Turn Up Activism, a non-profit dedicated to increasing youth voter turnout. Growing up in Oklahoma, Jordan knows firsthand how a lack of education and access in women’s health care can harm a community, especially for girls and young women. She is a strong advocate for empowering local communities to achieve more accessible, more equitable healthcare for all.

Carter Ringo

Multimedia Communications Lead

Carter Ringo

Multimedia Communications Lead

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Carter Ringo (he/they) graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2022 with their Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Interactive, Game, and Sound Arts. Their expertise ranges in the multimedia field and have additional interests in Disability rights and accessibility advocacy. Prior to working for the Network, they completed two years of experience as a NASA 3D design intern at the Goddard Space Flight Center.

They currently serve as the Network’s Multimedia Communications Lead, and their work includes digital design, web and social media support, and audio-visual editing.

Interns

Lili Szafir

Policy and Communications Intern

Lili Szafir

Policy and Communications Intern

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Lili Szafir is a policy and communications intern from the Seattle area. She will graduate from Duke University in 2025 and is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in public policy with a minor in global health. Before working at the Network, she participated in research on law, ethics, and structural inequity. Lili hopes to one day help make health care more accessible to people of all backgrounds.