Board of Directors

Darcy Baxter

Rev. Darcy Baxter serves the Universal Unitarian Fellowship of Stanislaus County congregation, and is a teacher, facilitator and public speaker in the broader community on issues including reproductive justice, faith and religion.

Racquel Bracken (Treasurer)

Racquel Bracken focuses on pharmaceutical and biotech investments at Venrock, and is co-founder and CEO of Federation Bio.

Susan Berke Fogel, J.D.

Susan Berke Fogel is an attorney and consultant to non-profit organizations working on reproductive health and rights issues. Susan is the Co-Founder and Coordinator at the Pro-Choice Alliance for Responsible Research and recently served as National Health Law Program’s Director of Reproductive and Sexual Health.

Len Finocchio, DrPH (Secretary)

Len Finocchio is a senior advisor with Manatt Health, an interdisciplinary policy and business advisory division of Manatt, where he provides research, analysis and advisory services on health policy for public and private sector clients.

Taeko Frost, DrPH

Taeko Frost is Senior Director of Strategy + Innovation at the National Harm Reduction Coalition. In this role, Takeo works to secure public policy advancements and expand harm reduction services in the United States.

Christine Gasparac

Christine Gasparac is the Assistant Director of San Francisco’s Department of Building Inspection, the regulatory building safety agency responsible for overseeing the effective and efficient enforcement of building, electrical, plumbing, disability access and housing codes for the City and County of San Francisco’s more than 200,000 commercial and residential buildings.

Kimberly D. Gregory, MD, MPH (Vice Chair)

Dr. Kimberly D. Gregory is Vice Chair of Women's Healthcare Quality and Performance Improvement at Cedars-Sinai and Chair of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Helping Hand of Los Angeles – Miriam Jacobs. Kim is also Professor at Cedars Sinai in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and has a joint appointment at The David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, (UCLA) and the UCLA School of Public Health.

Nina Kjellson (Chair)

Nina Kjellson is a General Partner at Canaan Partners - an early-state, diversified venture capital firm, and focuses on investing in biopharma and digital health companies that serve unmet therapeutic and access needs.

Julie Rabinovitz, MPH

Julie Rabinovitz became the President + CEO of Essential Access Health in January 2011.

Brenda Shipp

Brenda Shipp is the Chief Operating Officer of WellSpace, a federally qualified health center in the Sacramento region. In this role, Brenda creates strategic alliances with organization leaders to align and support key business initiatives and health center staff.

Mona Shah, JD (At-Large)

Mona Shah is an independent consultant with an extensive background in a wide range of health policy issues, including the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, Medicare and Women’s Health. Her consulting practice includes serving as the Project Director for the Orange County Health Funders Partnership.

Neil Solomon, MD, FACP

Dr. Neil Solomon is a Co-Founder and Chief Strategist at MedZed, where he is responsible for developing service programs, overseeing CareForce, and establishing clinical processes.

Jen Wylegala

Jen Wylegala is the Director of Philanthropy for the Collaborative for Gender + Reproductive Equity (CGRE). In this role, Jen works closely with CGRE’s Advisory Committee and cultivates and engages prospective funding partners.

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