Staff

Provide’s staff live in and love the communities in which they work. Our expert trainers have the benefit of training and support experience in substance use 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.

Monika Carey-Gilliard, CHE – Major Gifts Officer

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Monika Carey-Gilliard (she/her) cultivates the growth of the major donor program within Provide’s Fund Development department. As Major Gifts Officer, she acts as an ambassador for Provide within the community, working in conjunction with the Director of Development and other staff to represent the organization’s philanthropic interests with supporters throughout the US.

Sara Hunter – Development Coordinator

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Sara Hunter (she/her) provides fundraising support, administrative operations, and task coordination within a growing Fund Development department, including support for Provide’s individual giving, major donor, and institutional grants programs.

Lauren Pring

Lauren Pring, MPH – Director of Program Evaluation

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Lauren Pring (she/her) is a passionate Evaluation and Learning professional who believes that effective evaluation is critical to help solve difficult problems, advance equity, and effect social change. She feels that data has immense potential to either do harm or advance justice, and that evaluation and data professionals have a responsibility to recognize that power and work toward equity and justice in all facets of their work. She approaches her work from a feminist and equity lens, and has 13 years of experience implementing both rigorous and creative approaches to evaluation.

Board

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.

 

 

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

As a women’s health care professional for more than 35 years, Betty Farrell (she/her) 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.

Isela Arras – Treasurer

Isela Arras (she/her) is the Chief Operating Officer at the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence (KCADV).  Isela oversees the Data Quality, Housing, AmeriCorps, Certification, Meaningful Access, and Substance Use Disorder projects that exist to support the Coalition’s 15 member programs and the survivors who seek their services.

Sarah Dietrich, MSN, PMHNP-BC – Clerk

Sarah Dietrich (she/her) 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.

Bridget Bohannon

Bridget Bohannon, MPH – Director

Bridget is a community organizer, health justice advocate, and program director. She is passionate about abortion access and more broadly health justice for populations and communities excluded from and/or actively harmed by the health care system. Bridget received her BA in Sociology from Villanova University and her Master’s in Public Health, focusing on policy and administration, from UCLA.

Jamarr Brown – Director

Jamarr Brown (he/him) has over a decade of experience working as a campaign strategist, leadership trainer, and nonprofit leader. Now, he is making history as the first-ever Black executive director of the Texas Democratic Party. Prior to this role, Jamarr served as the Director of Civic Engagement Programs at re:power, stewarding partnerships with progressive civic engagement and labor groups and overseeing a portfolio of programs to train and support organizers, campaign managers and staff, and candidates.

Dione Friends

Dione Friends – Director

Dione Friends joined Vision First, a project of New Venture Fund, as Senior Digital Campaign Manager in June of 2020. Dione previously worked for Equality Federation as Director of Communications where she oversaw the Equality Federation’s branding and messaging.

Denise Holmes, JD, MPH – Director

Denise Holmes (she/her) is an attorney and foundation executive, currently serving as chief counsel for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. In 13 years on the program/policy staff of a national association, she developed and operationalized national and global initiatives, wrote on an array of health policy issues, and engaged in strategic planning. Ms. Holmes has served on boards of directors of several global health nongovernmental organizations and is an active volunteer in her local community.

Walt Klausmeier – Director

Walt Klausmeier’s (he/him) 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.

Mugdha Mokashi, MPH – Director

Mugdha Mokashi (she/her) is a medical student at Harvard Medical School. Previously, she received a Master of Public Health in health behavior at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is also the current president of the Board of Directors of Medical Students for Choice. Mugdha has been involved in reproductive health and reproductive justice organizations since undergrad as a student organizer. She is interested in abortion provision, family planning, and queer-inclusive, structurally competent reproductive healthcare.