Anti-Racism Committee

Our goal is to foster community and mentorship for providers from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, improve representation within NASPAG leadership, provide a pipeline for minority members-in-training, and further education of NASPAG members to strive for anti-racism within our medical field. Our hope is that this task force will serve as a model for other minority groups to develop similar communities.

NASPAG’s Statement on Diversity and Inclusion

NASPAG is dedicated to the provision and promotion of multidisciplinary leadership in education, research, and gynecologic care in a way that improves the reproductive health of all youth. We acknowledge that sexual and reproductive health care equity cannot exist without racial and social justice. As an organization, we continually strive to address current and historic health disparities, create spaces and platforms for underrepresented voices, and cultivate a community of providers representative of the patients we serve. Our goal is to intentionally foster an inclusive and equitable environment that celebrates the diversity of our patients, our membership, our fellowships, and our leadership

To contact the Anti-Racism Committee please email
[email protected] 

 2024-2024 Anti Racism Committee



Hong-Thao Thieu, MD
Tufts Medical Center
Boston, MA



Akua Afriye-Gray, MD
Dell Children's Medical Center
Austin, TX


Elizabeth Alderman, MD
Children's Hospital At Montefiore
Bronx, NY

 Leslie Appiah, MD
Children's Hospital at Montefiore  
Bronx, NY


Jourdin Batchelor
, MD

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Alicia Boykin, MD
UW Health
Rockford, IL


Danielle Cipres, M.D.
Boston Children's Hospital
Boston, MA 

Ana Cisneros-Camacho MD
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX


Marie-Teresa Colbert MD MPH
Wellstar Health System
Douglasville, GA


Christina Davis-Kankanamge, MD
Baylor College of Medicine
Texas Children's Hospital
The Woodlands, TX


Tazim Dowlut-McElroy, MD 
Children's Mercy Hospital
Kansas City, MO 

Jacquelyn Evans, DO
Ohio Health
Dublin, OH


Mina Farahzad, MD, Ph.D.
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Frances Fei, MD
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Columbus, OH


Ms. Jessie Horoschak

Rowan-Virtua School of Medicine
Stratford, NJ

Lindsay Howard, MD
Lehigh Valley Health Network
Allentown, PA

Camille Imbo, MD
Women's Care
Trinity, FL

Rama Kastury, DO
NIH Children’s National Hospital
Washington, D.C.



Vidhya Krishnan MD
The Ohio State University School of Medicine
Columbus, OH

Courtney Mascoe MD
National Institutes of Health
Washington, DC 

Seema Menon, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Kate O’Flynn O’Brian, MD
Children's Hospital of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 


Chimsom Oleka, MD 
Baylor College of Medicine/Texas 
Children's Hospital
Houston, TX 


Christine Pennesi, MD
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, OH


Baylor College of Medicine 
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Houston, TX

Judith Sanchez, MD
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
Gilroy, CA



Jessica Shim, MD
Boston Children’s Hospital
Boston, MA

Nancy Sokkary, MD
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory University
Athens, GA


Diamond Stevens, MD
Western Michigan Stryker School of Medicine
Kalamazoo, MI

Gylynthia Trotman, MD
Mt Sinai Health System
Freeport, NY


Michele Troutman DO
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Orquida Tomes, MD
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA


Nathalie Duroseau, DO
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA