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About Us

The Reproductive Health Access Network is a national movement of primary care clinicians focused on protecting and expanding access to abortion, contraception, and early pregnancy loss care in their communities and across the country. 

The Network pulls together 5,000 primary care clinicians in all 50 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and Canada to come together virtually and in-person to engage in advocacy, clinical training, and peer support. We organize nationally, through online listservs and in-person meetings at national and regional conferences and locally/statewide through the Cluster structure. The Network is open to any and all primary care clinicians, including, but not limited to: family physicians and residents, internal medicine physicians, nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, physician assistants, adolescent medicine and pediatrics, advanced practice clinicians, nurses, and others.

Much of the Network’s core organizing work is done through our local networks, called Clusters. These state-based groups meet two to four times a year and are led by strong local reproductive health care champions. The Clusters aim to:

  • Build connections among pro-choice primary care clinicians living in the same area, and create spaces for peer-to-peer support, clinical discussion, and training.
  • Support clinicians to organize within their professional medical organizations, such as the American Academy of Family Physicians, in order to ensure that teaching and advocating for reproductive health care are organizational priorities.
  • Support the integration of comprehensive reproductive health care, specifically contraception, miscarriage, and abortion care, into new sites and practices.
  • Encourage clinician participation in advocacy and leadership development
  • Partner with state and local reproductive health, rights, and justice organizations to collaboratively advocate for protecting and expanding access to care, especially abortion care.

We also have two virtual national Clusters, one for Internal Medicine physicians and one for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses.

More questions? Reach out to our National Organizer at laura@reproductiveaccess.org.

Our Team

Marho Avworo (she/hers)

2021 RRASC Intern

Marho hails from Southwest Houston, Texas and is currently a rising senior at Houston Baptist University. She hopes to graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in medical humanities and concentration in pre-medicine. Her interest is to bridge the gap between family medicine and psychiatry, while helping communities gain access to partial and later, total health care. With her personal experience in watching African American women have a lack of access to doctors, starting with her mother, her passion increased in wanting to advocate for said population. She also works at a pharmacy and advocates for reproductive justice for patients without insurance. In her spare time, she redecorates, and watches crime shows on Netflix.

Maya Bass, MD, MA (she/hers)

Regional Clinical Network Leader – Northeastern/Mid Atlantic United States 

Dr. Bass currently works as an Assistant Professor and Assistant Program Director in the Department of Family, Community, Preventative Medicine at Drexel University/Tower Health Medical Group with an interest in resident and medical student education, reproductive health, underserved care, wellness, chronic pain, and addiction. She is the Assistant Course Director for the Foundations of Patient Care Year 1 at Drexel University College of Medicine. She earned a master’s degree in Stem Cell and Developmental Biology from Wesleyan University, Connecticut. She earned her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College (now Sidney Kimmel Medical College) at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia. She completed her family and community medicine residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia. She completed her fellowship in the Leadership Training Academy through Physicians for Reproductive Health learning to be a physician advocate for reproductive rights and justice. She is a certified trainer through Providers Clinical Support System and the Health Federation of Philadelphia to run trainings required to prescribe medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder as well as through the IMPACT program of ACOG to run trainings on management of early pregnancy loss. She is a fellow of the AAFP, Chair of the resident and medical student affairs committee for PAFP, and former AAFP liaison for the Reproductive Health Access Project. She is dedicated to providing compassionate care to stigmatized populations and to improving the overall wellness of her patients and communities. Dr. Bass supports clinician activists in RHAP’s Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island Clusters.  

Dalia Brahmi, MD, MPH (she/hers)

Regional Clinical Network Leader – Southeastern United States

Dr. Brahmi is a family physician and global reproductive health specialist. Motivated to pursue medicine through her work in human rights and HIV peer education, she enjoyed caring for families at San Francisco General Hospital’s Refugee Medical Clinic during residency and conducted medical exams for survivors of torture. After pursuing specialty training in Family Planning and public health, she worked at the World Health Organization where she conducted systematic literature reviews on the safety of abortion and contraception, field tested contraceptive counseling materials for community health workers, and conducted strategic assessments to address health inequities impacting maternal mortality and scale up successful interventions with Ministries of Health, professional organizations and the communities most impacted. Dr. Brahmi has experience incorporating comprehensive reproductive health services into primary health clinics and has trained clinicians globally. As the associate medical director of Ipas, Dr. Brahmi worked to reduce maternal mortality from unsafe abortion and advocate for reproductive rights, especially for adolescents, through training, advocacy and evidence-based clinical guidelines. She currently trains residents and students at Planned Parenthood South Atlantic and teaches in the DrPH Global Health Leadership program at Indiana University Fairbanks School of Public Health. Dr. Brahmi recently joined VaxCare as Senior Medical Director where she facilitates increased access to vaccines and contraception. Dr. Brahmi is active in advocacy and education efforts with the NC Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Brahmi supports clinician activists in RHAP’s Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, and Virginia Clusters.

Hailey Broughton-Jones, BA (she/hers)

Senior Organizer

Hailey identifies her 2014 internship with the Reproductive Health Access Project as igniting her interest in reproductive health advocacy. She earned her B.A. in African American Studies from Wesleyan University. Hailey’s understanding of reproductive justice grew with her on-campus organizing. At Wesleyan she helped organize the Black Student Union, volunteered for Clinic Escorts, a student group partnered with NARAL Pro-Choice CT, and completed an undergraduate thesis on Black southern networks that facilitated access to abortion care before and after Roe v. Wade. Hailey joined the Reproductive Health Access Project in August 2018. She is particularly committed to fostering coalitions within reproductive health, rights, and justice fields to address systematic reproductive oppression in marginalized communities. Hailey works closely with the Regional Clinical Network Leaders — coordinating RHAP’s administrative advocacy efforts within the American Academy of Family Physicians — and supports the Georgia, Minnesota, and New York Clusters. 

Jasmine (Jazz) Murray, BA (she/hers)

Organizing & Communications Associate

Jazz hails from the Bronx, New York, but currently lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She graduated from Hamilton College in 2019 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Literature. During her undergraduate career, she took relevant coursework in Communication and Women’s Studies which motivated her decision to pursue her current role as Organizing and Communications Associate at the Reproductive Health Access Project. She is deeply interested in helping underserved communities, particularly Black women access and afford reproductive resources. In her spare time, she enjoys cuddling with cats, watching South Korean television shows and talking about social justice and art. In her role, Jazz provides administrative and logistical support to the Network, including our Clusters and national work.

Moira Rashid, MD, MPH (she/hers)

Regional Clinical Network Leader – Western United States 

Dr. Rashid is a family physician who specializes in Reproductive Health and Family Planning. She first became interested in pursuing a career in reproductive health while working as a medical assistant at Planned Parenthood. There she saw how attacks and limitations on reproductive health had devastating consequences for patients, particularly patients of color. Dr. Rashid has focused her training and career on providing care to underserved populations. After residency, she completed the Reproductive Health and Advocacy Fellowship and the Leadership Training Academy where she learned patient centered care, and honed her teaching and advocacy skills. Dr. Rashid now works in various clinical settings providing reproductive health and teaching residents. She is passionate about ensuring that everyone has equitable access to healthcare, including safe abortion and contraception. Dr. Rashid supports clinician activists in RHAP’s Southern California, Northern California, New Mexico, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, and Montana Clusters.

Laura Riker, MSSW (she/they)

Director of Organizing & Advocacy

As the Director of Organizing & Advocacy, Laura manages the external and internal operations of the Network, ensuring that the program is running smoothly and meeting its goals. She also oversees the Network team. Laura provides direct support to Clusters in the South and on the West Coast. 

Laura has been with RHAP since 2014. Their interest in reproductive justice began as a Woman’s Studies major during their undergraduate years at Vassar College, where she interned at Planned Parenthood. She later volunteered as a counselor for Exhale’s after-abortion talkline, and after completing an internship at a large community health center, she decided to focus on reproductive health advocacy. Laura has previously worked in interpersonal violence prevention and alternatives to incarceration programs. They received their Master of Social Work from Columbia University, specializing in Social Enterprise Administration & Management. Laura can be reached at laura@reproductiveaccess.org

Catherine Romanos, MD, FAAFP (she/her)

Regional Clinical Network Leader – Midwestern United States

Dr. Romanos received her undergraduate degree from New York University in Spanish literature and her medical degree from the University of Connecticut. Dr. Romanos completed a residency in family medicine at the Lawrence Family Medicine Residency Program in Lawrence, MA.  Like many of her fellow Regional Clinical Network Leaders (RCLs), she completed her fellowship in the Leadership Training Academy through Physicians for Reproductive Health, where she honed her skills as a physician advocate for reproductive rights and justice. Dr. Romanos has been a member of the Network for over 10 years and she works as an abortion provider throughout the state of Ohio. She is an Ohio Academy of Family Physicians board member, member constituency alternate delegate to the AAFP’s Congress of Delegates, women’s constituency co-convener for the 2022 National Conference of Constituency Leaders (NCCL), and former president of the Central Ohio AFP chapter. She also enjoys teaching OBGYN and family medicine residents and students about reproductive health, physician advocacy, and reproductive justice. Dr. Romanos supports clinician activists in RHAP’s Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, and Ohio Clusters.

Lily Trotta, BS (she/they)

Organizer 

Lily Trotta earned their B.S. in Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University, where they also minored in Creative Writing. Their interest to advocacy was sparked by their time in the service industry, where pushing for better working conditions and educating their peers ignited a love of organizing. Coming from a background in event planning and customer service, Lily is committed to providing excellent support to the Reproductive Health Access Network. Their work focuses on state-based organizing within the Network Clusters in the Northeast, Midwest, and Mountain Regions, as well as with the Network’s two discipline-based Clusters for advanced practice clinicians and internal medicine physicians.

Silpa Srinivasulu, MPH (she/hers)

Research and Evaluation Manager

Silpa Srinivasulu, MPH is a public health researcher and practitioner with a focus on sexual and reproductive health and rights. She previously worked as a Program Manager with the Institute for Family Health where she managed the Hands-on Reproductive Training (HaRT) Center, a project to increase the availability of comprehensive family planning services in New York City. While in graduate school, she participated in community-based participatory research to explore the experiences of patients and primary care providers in asking and responding to pregnancy intention screening questions. Her work has been published in a range of scientific journals including Contraception, Family Practice, Women’s Health Issues, and Progress in Community Health Partnerships. Silpa served as a Community Health Specialist with the Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic where she trained and mentored networks of community health promoters providing primary care and sexual education to families, schools, and youth. She is committed to incorporating a reproductive justice framework into her work, to ensure all people have access to high-quality and dignified sexual and reproductive health education, services, and care. Silpa earned her MPH from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, with a certificate in Public Health Research Methods.

About the Reproductive Health Access Project:

The Reproductive Health Access Project (RHAP) is a national nonprofit organization that works directly with primary care providers, helping them integrate abortion, contraception, and miscarriage care into their practices so that everyone can receive this essential health care from their own primary care clinicians.

 

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