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What Drives a Nonprofit to Choose Co-Leadership? Trust.

As co-CEOs, Khalfani and Moy perform typical duties, such as generating revenue for the organization, but they’re doing this work in the aftermath of Roe v. Wade being overturned in 2022. Even before that landmark decision, of course, reproductive health work faced fierce opposition. Moving to a co-leadership model created a safe space for the two leaders to tackle difficult challenges together.

“[Co-leadership] is more effective and efficient because we can … show up as our full self and our best self, because we are able to really lean into areas where we have the expertise and can drive the work forward,” Moy says. “Then, we check in with each other and make sure that we're sharing the vision and driving the work forward and in a way that we have agreed upon and developed with our staff and board.” Read the article >>>

On the Heels of the One-Year Anniversary of the Overturning of Roe v. Wade, More than $25 Million Awarded to Support Access to Abortion Care Across California

"Over the past year, devastating and harmful abortion bans and restrictions have forced thousands to travel to California to get the essential health care they want and need, often at significant personal expense,” said Amy Moy, Co-CEO of Essential Access Health. "These critical resources will help provide relief and serve as a lifeline for patients with low-incomes living in California and other states, and support their ability to make personal decisions about their health, bodies, and futures.” Read more in press release >>>

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