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Ana G. Cepin, MD

Obstetrician-gynecologist and Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. She also serves as Director of Community Women’s Health and Co-Director of the Ob/Gyn Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

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Joia Crear-Perry, MD, FACOG

Founder and President of National Birth Equity Collaborative, an organization focused on Black maternal and infant health. Dr. Crear-Perry is a respected thought leader and advocate around racism as a root cause of health inequities.

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Eva Goodfriend-Reaño, CNM

Certified Nurse Midwife providing midwifery services to her local community for over 14 years and practicing in the Alameda Health System at Highland Hospital. She helped to develop an anti-racism training for preceptors of midwives and other health care professionals and is deeply committed providing high quality and compassionate midwifery care.

Monica R. McLemore PhD, MPH, RN

Monica R. McLemore PhD, MPH, RN

Tenured Associate Professor at the University of California, San Francisco in the Family Health Care Nursing Department and an affiliated scientist with Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health. She currently holds the Thelma Shobe Endowed Chair. She retired from active clinical practice after a 28-year clinical nursing career in 2019; however, continues to provide flu and COVID-19 vaccines. Her program of research is focused on understanding reproductive health and justice. To date, she has 87 peer-reviewed articles, OpEds and commentaries.

Yolanda Tinajero

Yolanda Tinajero, MD

OB/GYN and University of California, San Francisco resident physician at San Francisco General Hospital, Mission Bay Hospital and Mount Zion Hospital. Her research and clinical interests include reducing health disparities in medically underserved areas and minority groups, reproductive rights and medical education.

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Sara Whetstone, MD, MHS

Assistant Professor and Associate Residency Program Director in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at UCSF.  Additionally, Dr. Whetstone is one of the Associate Directors for the Black Women’s Health and Livelihood Initiative and was recently appointed as the Interim Vice Chair of Equity, Inclusion, and Structural Change for her department.