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2003 National NOW Conference: Friday, July 11-Sunday, July 13

Workshop Presenters

Jama Adams, NOW staff; former field organizer, Iowa Democratic Party

Amy Allina, Program and Policy Director, the National Women's Health Network

Debbie Andrews, Former Executive Director, Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)

Leslie Annexstein, Senior Counsel, National Women's Law Center

Terry Ao, Staff Attorney, National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium

Bear Atwood, Deputy Attorney General, State of New Jersey, former National NOW Board Member

Kathy Austin, Mid-South Regional Director, NOW

Rabbi Avis Miller, Adas Israel Congregation, Washington, D.C.

Mandy Benson, Field Director, California NOW

Linda Berg, NOW Political Director

Katherine Black, President, Philadelphia Chapter, Coalition of Labor Union Women

Eric Bryant, attorney; formerly NAACP Voter Empowerment Project

Nancy Buermeyer, Advocate, the Hemlock Society; Co-chair, Leadership Conference on Civil Rights--ENDA Steering Committee

Leslie Bulbuk, Co-Founder, Love Sees No Borders

Martha Burk, Chair, National Council of Women's Organizations

Patrick Butler, NOW Foundation Cents Per Mile Insurance Project

Mandy Carter, NC NOW activist; former NC NOW PAC member

Jeanne K. C. Clark, Executive Director, Women Organizing for Change; Media consultant; former NOW Press Secretary

Michel Coconis, Adjunct Professor of Political Science and Social Policy, Capital University

Alice Cohan, Director of National Programs, Feminist Majority Foundation

Ann Corcoran, Co-Owner and Operator,

Ann Crittenden, Journalist and Author, The Price of Motherhood

Victoria Cunningham, Acting Interim Secretary, Code Pink

Robin Davis, NOW PAC member; former NC NOW President; former NOW National Board member

Marisa Demeo, Regional Counsel, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)

Colleen Dermody, Chair, NOW Lesbian Rights Committee

Dr. Diana Zuckerman, President, National Center for Policy Research for Women and Families

Marta Donayre, Public Education Director, National Center for Lesbian Rights

Shanta Driver, National Director, BAMN; National Coordinator, United for Equality and Affirmative Action

Claudia Ellquist, former AZ Clean Elections Commissioner; former NOW National Board member

Irma Esparza, Political Action Rep., American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)

Laura M. Esquivel, Public Policy/Government Relations Director, the National Latino/a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Organization

Jan Erickson, Director of Government Relations, NOW

Julia Ernst, Legislative Counsel, Center for Reproductive Rights

Rebecca Farmer, Press Secretary, NOW

Jamie Fasteau, Senior Lobbyist and Government Relations Manager, American Association of University Women (AAUW)

Nicole' LaFra'nce Felton, Author, Friendly Fire: A Pyrrhic Victory

Barbara Ferris, Executive Director, International Women's Democracy Center; Pipeline Project

Laura Figueroa, Administrative Assistant, GenderPAC

Tara Foley, BASTA Program Manager, National Latina/o Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Organization (LLEGO)

Adriane Fugh-Berman, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor, George Washington University School of Medicine; MD Chair, National Women's Health Network

Jatrice Martel Gaiter, President and CEO, Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington

Kim Gandy, President, NOW

Barbara Gilbert-Chen, United Food and Commercial Workers

Vickie Gwiasda, Institute for Community Peace

Rita Haley, President, NOW New York City

Lisa Harrison, Co-Coordinator, Missouri NOW

Maysan Haydar, Medical and Health Research Association, NY

Barbara Hays, Chapter and State Development Services Director, NOW

Erica Henri, Children's Defense Fund; former Political Director, Women's Campaign Fund

Silvia Henriquez, Executive Director, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health

Ana Hernandez, Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Mia Herndon, Program and Outreach Coordinator, Third Wave Foundation

Catherine Hill, Social Security Analyst, National Academy of Social Insurance

Diane Hofheimer, Hofheimer Law Offices, Va.

David Honig, Executive Director, Minority Media and Telecommunications Council

Patricia Ireland, Chief Executive Officer, YWCA of the USA

Jennifer Jackman, Director of Policy and Research, Feminist Majority Foundation

Ann Jackson, Executive Director and CEO, Oregon Hospice Association

Lisa Jacobs, Vice President of Government Relations, NOW Legal Defense & Education Fund

Nancy Jakowitsch, Director of Policy Development, the Surface Transportation Policy Project

Carolyn Jeskey, Assistant Director, the Community Transportation Association of America

Lt. Col. Karen Johnson, USAF Ret'd., Executive Vice President, NOW

Linda Joplin, Athletic Equity Committee, former California NOW President

Loretta Kane, NOW National Board member; former NOW Action Vice President; currently on YWCA transition team

Rhonda Kave, Senior Case Manager, The Coalition Against Domestic Violence in Nassau County, N.Y.

D'Arcy Kemnitz, Lobbyist, Litigator and Organizer for GLBT and Environmental Issues

Mara Kiesling, Executive Director, National Center for Transgender Equality

Eileen King, Regional Director, Justice for Children

Frances Kissling, President, Catholics for a Free Choice

Rachel Klein, Senior Policy Analyst, Families USA

Chris Korsmo, Director of Government Relations, Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Carolyn Landry, Co-Coordinator, Missouri NOW

Latifa Lyles, Trial Lawyers for Public Justice; NOW National Board and former NOW political organizer

State Rep. Linda Lopez, Minority Whip, Arizona House of Representatives

Lisa Maatz, Director of Public Policy and Government Relations, American Association of University Women (AAUW)

Paula Maccabee, Environmental Consultant, Minneapolis Children's Environmental Health Initiative

Dorothy Mackey, Executive Director, Survivors Take Action Against Abuse by Military Personnel (STAAAMP)

Daniel Maguire, Professor of Ethics, Marquette University

U. S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.)

Pat McGann, Director of Outreach, Men Can Stop Rape

Gail Garcia McWilliams, President, Akron (Ohio) NOW

Leila Milani, NGO Liaison for Women's Issues, National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the United States

Maria E. Mills-Torres, President, the National Conference of Puerto Rican Women

Kathryn Minarik, Director of Campus Programs, Feminist Majority Foundation; former Political Director, National Women's Political Caucus

Tracy Moavero, Peace Action

Kirsten Moore, President and CEO, Reproductive Health Technologies Project

Wendy Murphy, Attorney; Founder, Victim Advocacy and Research Group; Adjunct Professor, Perspectives in Sexual Violence, New England School of Law, Boston

Beth Myers, Outreach Coordinator, Women's EDGE

Terry O'Neill, Membership Vice President, NOW

EB Nesbitt, Western Regional Political Director, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC); former NOW PAC Field Organizer

Stephanie Ortoleva, Attorney, Co-Chair, NOW Disability Rights Committee

Crystal Plati, Executive Director, Choice USA

Suzannah Porter, Chapter Development Field Organizer, NOW; former Oregon Field Director, NARAL

Elle Pritchard, Public Policy Director, Miles Foundation

Leslie Proll, Assistant Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense

Ann Ream, Survivor, RAINN Advisory Board Member

Pat Reuss, Senior Policy Analyst, NOW

Hans Riemer, Rock the Vote

Lori Robinson, Author, I Will Survive: The African-American Guide to Healing from Sexual Assault and Abuse

Angela Rose, President, Wisconsin NOW, and Founder of PAVE (Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment)

Dr. Leora Rosen, Senior Social Science Analyst, National Institute of Justice

Jocelyn Samuels, Vice President and director of Educational Opportunities for National Women's Law Center

Marta Sanchez, Visual Artist

Darcy Scott Martin, Washington Director, Women's Action for New Directions (WAND)

Megan Seely, President, California NOW

Azi Shariatmadar, Choice USA Chapter Leader, Hampshire College

Karen Sherman, COO, Women for Women International

Aishah Simmons, Documentary Filmmaker

Eleanor Smeal, President, Feminist Majority Foundation

River Smith, Former Co-Chair, the National Organization for Men Against Sexism

Courtney Snowden, Federal and National Policy Manager, Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)

Dionne Spriggens, Northern Prince George's County, Maryland NOW

Effie Stallsmith, Community Planner, the Federal Transit Administration

Sarah Stapleton-Gray, NOW Web Guru and Creator of

Kiersten Stewart, Director of Public Policy, Family Violence Prevention Fund

Duchy Trachtenberg, President, Maryland NOW

Harriet Trudell, Political Director, Nevada Democratic Party; NOW National Board member

Olga Vives, Action Vice President, NOW

Elizabeth Volz, State Coordinator, New Jersey NOW

Roberta Waddle, Southeast Region Director, NOW

Garland Waller, Documentary Filmmaker

Debbie Weinstein, Executive Director, Coalition on Human Needs

Irene Weiser, Founder/Director,

Sandra West, Web Keeper for

Riki Wilchins, Executive Director, Gender Public Advocacy Coalition (GenderPAC)

Joan Williams, Professor, American Univ. School of Law, Author of Unbending Gender: Why Family and Work Conflict and What to Do About It

Claudia Withers, Director of Public Policy, Center for Women Policy Studies

Barbara Wood, Professor of Social Work, Capital University in Columbus, Ohio

Jackie Wootton, Informatics Project Director, Rosenthal Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at Columbia University

Valerie Young, Consultant, National Association of Women Judges

Ben Atherton Zeman, Spokesperson, National Organization for Men Against Sexism

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