Our Team

Our team is a group of people who care deeply about women and the workers and agencies who serve them. We are people who live in and love the communities in which we work.


Our state and national teams have the benefit of training and support experience in substance abuse services, HIV service delivery, domestic violence case management and safety net health services. This experience roots us in a deep compassion for health care workers and the people they serve and positions us to be effective in engaging and supporting these teams.

Kelli Lynch – Trainer & Outreach Coordinator


Kelli Lynch advances Provide’s abortion referrals initiative by developing and supporting state and regional teams around program implementation, while proactively contributing to the leadership and growth of the organization’s abortion referrals work.

Shauna Smith – Executive Assistant & Board Liaison


Shauna Smith provides administrative and strategic support to the Executive Director and Senior Director of Programs, and functions as the primary contact for the Board of Directors. She also provides strategic management of Provide’s Continuing Education Unit/Continuing Medical Education (CEU/CME) process.


Provide benefits from a stable and engaged Board of Directors made up of state, national, and global leaders in women’s and community health, including service providers, administrators, policy experts, and advisors.



Katherine Bourne (Kate) is President of the Board of Directors for Provide. Kate is a consultant in global public health, with a particular interest in reproductive rights and health, gender and HIV.

Katherine Bourne, MPH – President

Katherine Bourne (Kate) is a consultant in global public health, with a particular interest in reproductive rights and health, gender and HIV. Projects have included developing conceptual frameworks, designing program strategies, and designing and conducting evaluations for private sector, United Nations, foundation, and nongovernmental organization clients.

Sarah Dietrich, MSN, PMHNP-BC – Director

Sarah is a board certified psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner, trained to provide mental health services to patients in a variety of settings. She currently works at an outpatient community mental health center in an underserved, rural area of Tennessee, and at a local inpatient psychiatric hospital in Memphis.

Christy Fujio, JD, MA – Clerk

Christy Fujio is a human rights lawyer with more than 12 years of experience building capacity and stakeholder networks to improve access to justice and accountability mechanisms. 

Mary O’Doherty – Treasurer

Mary O’Doherty is Executive Director of the Ohio Domestic Violence Network, which mobilizes and supports its 60 member programs and allies to end intimate partner violence. Mary advocates for policy improvements and financial support for survivors and the member programs that serve them at the state and federal levels. 

Jamila K. Taylor, PhD, MPA – Director

Jamila K. Taylor has assumed a position as Director of Health Care Reform and Senior Fellow at The Century Foundation (TCF).  In her role Dr. Jamila Taylor will lead TCF’s efforts to build on the Affordable Care Act and help develop the next generation of health reform to achieve high-quality, affordable, and universal coverage in America. She will also greatly expand TCF’s work in the realm of women’s health and reproductive justice, focusing on the structural barriers to access to health care, racial and gender disparities in health outcomes, and the intersections between health care and economic justice issues.  

Betty L. Farrell, CNM, MSN, MPH – Director

As a Women’s Health Care professional for more than 35 years, Betty began her career in nursing, moving into midwifery. After ten years of full-scope midwifery practice in New York City and San Francisco, Ms. Farrell entered international health and development with a focus on reproductive health service delivery as a technical advisor, trainer of facility- and community-based health personnel, and program designer.

Walt Klausmeier – Director

Walt’s dedication to reproductive health has spanned over 40 years of hands-on policy implementation and leadership including most recently his position as President & CEO of Planned Parenthood Health Systems (PPHS), responsible for operational and fiscal oversight of a four-state regional affiliate of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

Dan Pellegrom, M.Div. – Director

Dan’s career in reproductive health spanned more than four decades, including Presidencies of three different organizations, and concluding with a 26 year tenure as President and CEO of Pathfinder International. 

Francine (Frankie) Stein, MPA – Director

Frankie is senior advisor at HIAS, advising the organization on governance, management, and program operations. Frankie is an accomplished executive with over three decades of experience in public policy, financial management, fundraising, and health care operations.