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 Gilliard, CHE – Individual Giving Manager

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Monika Gilliard (she/her) cultivates the growth of the major donor program within Provide’s Fund Development department. As Individual Giving Manager, 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 Specialist

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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.

Becca Lee-Simpson, Director of Marketing and Communications

Becca Lee-Simpson – Director of Marketing and Communications

Becca Lee-Simpson (she/her/hers) is a storyteller and agent for change who believes in challenging interlocking systems of oppression and working together for radical liberation. As a strategic communications leader, she seeks to cultivate learning and growth and create spaces where humans can thrive as their authentic selves.

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.

 

 

Jamarr Brown – President

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.

Bridget Bohannon

Bridget Bohannon, MPH – Clerk

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.

Kate Boulton – Director

Kate Boulton (she/her) is a health and human rights attorney committed to challenging the criminalization and punishment of marginalized communities, including people seeking abortion and other stigmatized care.

Dione Friends

Dione Friends – Director

Dione Friends is the Campaign Director at a project of The New Venture Fund. Dione previously worked for Equality Federation as Director of Communications where she oversaw the Equality Federation’s branding and messaging.

Alexis Hicks – Director

Alexis Hicks is an advocate, storyteller, and community organizer. Today, she serves as the Director of Advocacy and Policy with the Mississippi Early Learning Alliance (MELA). In her role, she supports coalitions to advocate for systems change to improve early learning and child development outcomes in Mississippi.

Amanda Oppenheimer

Amanda Oppenheimer – Director

Amanda Oppenheimer (she/her) is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of New York since 2010, and currently serving as the Chief Operating Officer of the Tisch Multiple Sclerosis Research Center of New York.

Cheryl Prelow

Cheryl Prelow – Director

Cheryl Prelow (she/her) offers more than 25 years of extraordinary success in a series of high level roles at top tier companies that include Prism Health North Texas, Dallas County Medical Society, Texas Health Resources, Health Midwest Medical Group, Samuel U. Rodgers Community Health Center, Detroit Medical Center, and Truman Medical Center. Currently, Cheryl is providing strategic and operational consulting services for local nonprofits that address the determinants of health by focusing on social justice and race equity issues.

Adrienne Weil

Adrienne Weil – Director

As Senior Vice President, Member Engagement & Services at American Hotel & Lodging Association, Adrienne Weil (she/her) is responsible for hotelier membership and revenue growth.