Executive Leadership Team

Julie Rabinovitz, President and CEO, Essential Access HealthJulie Rabinovitz, MPH

President + CEO

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

Prior to joining Essential Access, Julie served as the Senior Vice President of Business Operations at Planned Parenthood of Illinois. Additionally, she has held important roles in several notable women’s health organizations including: Administrative Director of the Comprehensive Family Planning Program at the University of Illinois’s Chicago Medical Center; Program Director of the Office for Women, Family and Community Programs at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston; Program Administrator of Harvard Medical School’s Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, and Legislative Advocate for Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts.

Julie earned a Masters of Public Health in Health Management and Policy from the University of Michigan School of Public Health, and a Bachelor of Arts from Northwestern University. Julie currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Family Planning Councils of America, and previously chaired the Board of Directors of the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association.

Nomsa Khalfani, PH.D., Executive Vice President, Essential Access HealthNomsa Khalfani, PHD

Chief Strategy + Equity Officer

As Chief Strategy + Equity Officer, Nomsa Khalfani provides strategic leadership, management, and guidance to develop and implement strategic programs and initiatives. Nomsa drives efforts to ensure that the organization’s programmatic and administrative activities and policies advance and reflect a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and advance health equity for all. Before joining Essential Access, Nomsa held several leadership roles at St. John's Well Child and Family Center (SJWCFC), a network of federally qualified health centers.

Nomsa is a graduate of the Southern California Coro Women in Leadership Program, the Blue Shield of California Foundation Clinic Leadership Institute Emerging Leaders Program, and the California Women’s Foundation Women’s Policy Institute. She currently serves as a member of the Los Angeles (LA) City Health Commission, LA County Community Prevention and Population Health Taskforce, and the African American Infant and Maternal Mortality Steering Committee. In 2020, Nomsa was recognized as one of Southern CA’s Top 50 Diverse Leaders.

Nomsa holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Santa Cruz, a Masters of Arts from Phillips Graduate Institute, and a Doctor of Philosophy from Capella University, School of Public Service Leadership.

Michelle McDonald, MBA, Chief Financial Officer, Essential Access HealthMichelle McDonald, MBA

Chief Financial Officer

Michelle McDonald has twenty-five years of experience leading financial operations for non-profit organizations. Prior to joining Essential Access Health, Michelle served as Director of Finance with The Annenberg Foundation, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services, and General Manager/CFO at non-profit theaters including The Geffen Playhouse and South Coast Repertory.

Michelle spent six years in banking and holds a Masters of Business Administration in Arts Management with a Finance Concentration from the Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Sergio J. Morales, MPASergio J. Morales, MPA

Associate Vice President of Programs

As Associate Vice President of Programs, Sergio oversees the development, planning, budgeting, implementation, evaluation, and growth of Essential Access Health’s programs and strategic partnerships.

Sergio brings more than 20 years of experience working in community health and building innovative health programs with an emphasis on improving the health and well-being of communities of color, adolescents and LGBTQ+ communities. Sergio also has an extensive background in managing school based health centers. He currently serves as President of the Board of Directors of the California School Based Health Alliance.

Sergio attended the University of California at Santa Barbara and earned a BA in Chicana/o Studies and a BA in Sociology. Sergio earned a Master’s in Public Administration at the University of San Francisco.

Amy Moy, Chief External Affairs Officer, Essential Access HealthAmy Moy

Chief External Affairs Officer

As Chief External Affairs Officer, Amy Moy leads Essential Access Health’s federal and state policy efforts, strategic communications activities and patient education and consumer awareness initiatives.

Prior to joining Essential Access in 2011, Amy developed and advanced community engagement and advocacy programs at Women’s Funding Network (WFN), and launched and directed the network’s national “A Future. Not a Past.” campaign to end child sex trafficking in America. Before her work with WFN, Amy had a 10 year career in public affairs at Planned Parenthood. Amy served as Associate Vice President of Public Affairs at Planned Parenthood Golden Gate (PPGG) and Director of the PPGG Action Fund. Earlier, she led media relations, grassroots organization, and lobbying activities at Planned Parenthood of New York City.

Amy currently serves as a mentor for women and girls as part of Project Mentor, and a member of the Board of Directors at the Heart and Home Collaborative, a women’s shelter serving unhoused women in the Bay Area. She is a recipient of the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association’s Public Affairs Award.

Karen Peacock, Associate Vice President of Research + Evaluation, Essential Access HealthKaren Peacock, M.A.

Associate Vice President of Research + Evaluation

Karen Peacock leads Essential Access Health’s evaluation, data collection, IT and health information technology activities. She oversees the organization’s statewide Title X encounter-level data collection and reporting system, associated performance measurement and quality improvement activities, and special projects to help health centers maximize their electronic health record systems and integrate sexual and reproductive health care into primary care settings. Karen also has extensive experience in conducting advanced clinical research studies, helping bring new contraceptive and reproductive health technologies to market.

Karen serves as a member of the United States Health and Human Services’ Office of Population Affairs' (OPA) FPAR Expert Workgroup and advises OPA on their plans for new national family planning data requirements. In addition, Karen is on Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Contraceptive Quality Measures Workgroup to advance the widespread use of clinical quality indicators for contraception.

Karen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bryn Mawr College and a Master of Arts from UCLA.

Terri Walsh, Vice President of Research + Evaluation, Essential Access HealthTerri Walsh

Vice President of Research + Evaluation

Terri Walsh leads Essential Access Health’s Research Center. She has over 30 years of experience in study design, protocol development, data management, analysis and report writing for contraceptive efficacy trials. Terri has extensive expertise evaluating family planning service delivery and assessing contraceptive acceptability and contraceptive risk-taking behaviors. 

Terri has authored numerous scientific articles published in Contraception, Family Planning Perspectives and The Lancet.  She has also served as a consultant to support international family planning programs, smoking cessation programs, market survey designs, disease surveillance activities, and health care delivery evaluations.

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