Earlier this year, we reached out to our members and asked them to choose among a slate of great candidates for the board. Our members took action, and the results are now in. Thanks to everyone who voted in this year’s election. I would like to tell you a little bit about each of the new board members.
Erin currently is an attorney at the ACLU of New Mexico, where she focuses on strategies to protect and expand reproductive rights throughout the state. Before joining ACLU-NM, she worked to improve access to reproductive healthcare for low income and underserved communities as a staff attorney and reproductive justice fellow at the National Health Law Program Washington, D.C. office. As a cancer patient and survivor she is deeply committed to dismantling oppressive, systematic barriers that unfairly limit choices surrounding health and body.
Nadiah describes herself as a woman with many identities and being a public health and social justice nerd is one of them. She discovered her interest in health disparities as a young girl, when she would visit her grandparents in Pakistan. As she grew older and pursued her academic and professional career, she was dismayed to see that disparities weren’t that far from her home in Chicago. She began exploring ways to work to help reduce disparities in vulnerable populations – particularly in maternal and child health. Nadiah is the Executive Director of HEART Women & Girls, in Chicago.
Kimberly’s passion for women’s health and management has led her to her current position as Director of Health Services at Women’s Health Specialists, an independent feminist health center. She oversees the operations for multiple clinics and satellite services. Kimberly is also responsible for the training and recruitment of all clinical staff including residents and medical students, helping to train the next generation of abortion providers. As a women’s health activist, she works with colleagues, communities and allies to build constituencies that demand reproductive justice for all women.
Our board members serve an important role at the NWHN, and we are thankful for their service. We are also thankful for those that took the time to vote. Don’t let the opportunity to take part in our next election pass you by, become a member today!