Our Mission

HealthyWomen is on a mission to educate women ages 35 to 64 to make informed health choices.

Our Values

We are guided by our values:

  • Trusted Partner: We educate and engage women by providing them with scientifically-reviewed, evidence-based information that allows them to make informed health choices to live well and age well.
  • Independent Voice: Our reputational value to our stakeholders is in serving as the leading source of women's health information, which we execute on through transparency in all relationships and collaborations.
  • Digital Excellence: Every day, we work to serve women by providing access to timely, inspiring and enduring online content.
  • Thought Leadership: Our ability to grow, innovate and shape the future of women's health is to set the agenda and to share our knowledge with stakeholders.

Our Work

We achieve our mission of educating women to make informed health choices by connecting with women through fact-based, expert-sourced content, and creative evidence-based programming. We keep women's health part of the national dialogue by raising awareness to decision makers about the impact health policy has on women and families. And we work collaboratively with partner organizations and alliances to reach more women.

Some of our work is created with support by the generous support of our funders. We implement timely, evidence-based educational programs, national events and campaign initiatives on specific topics important to women and their health. The support allows us to create educational content grounded in science, free of commercial bias, and widely accessible to all.

Women get answers to important health questions

76% of women who come to our site were looking for results for specific health-related information.

Women leave feeling in charge of their health

86% of women report feeling more informed and in charge of their health after reading content on our platform

Women make positive changes in their health

68% of women feel more inspired to change their health-related habits


Helaine Bader

Helaine Bader, MPH, VP of Education

Thais Diaz, MPH, Program Coordinator

Cynthis Louis-Juste, MPH, Program Coordinator

Robyn Mait Levine, Advisor, Program Outreach


Phyllis Greenberger, MSW, Sr. VP of Policy, Advocacy and Science

Phyllis Greenberger, MSW, Sr. VP of Policy, Advocacy and Science

Martha Nolan, Sr. Policy Advisor

Martha Nolan, Sr. Policy Advisor

Science and Innovation

Monica Mallampalli, Ph.D., Sr. Scientific Advisor


Hailey Snow, Interim VP of Digital Strategy

Hailey Snow, Interim VP of Digital Strategy

Heather Minton, Director of Audience Development

Megan Schofield, Creative Director

Julie Leff, Sr. Web Producer


Jaimie Seaton, Editor-in-Chief

Jaimie Seaton, Editor-in-Chief

Kim Ledgerwood, M.S., Associate Editor

Kim Ledgerwood, M.S., Associate Editor

Marcia Cronin, Copy Editor

Marcia Cronin, Copy Editor


Rebecca Sager, VP of Development

Rebecca Sager, VP of Development

Alayna Effron, Ed.D, MSc., C.H.E.S, Director of Development

Alayna Effron, Ed.D, MSc., C.H.E.S, Director of Development

Jessica Collison, Project Director

Jessica Collison, Project Director


Alyson Schefren, VP of Marketing and Communications

Alyson Schefren, VP of Marketing and Communications

Jaime Horn, Sr. Communications Advisor

Stefanie Williamson, Director of Media Relations

Andrea Morgan, Sr. Consultant, Creative Strategy


Kerri Agnello, Administrative Assistant

Kerri Agnello, Administrative Assistant

Women’s Health Advisory Council (WHAC)

Our Women's Health Advisory Council includes a network of medical experts and health professionals who specialize in a range of health conditions pertinent to the women we serve. This group of experts and doctors lend their expertise to inform our content, and medically review our resources for accuracy. Meet our Women's Health Advisory Council members.

DaCarla Albright, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Pennsylvania

Ivy Alexander, PhD, APRN, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN
University of Connecticut
Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Track

Sharon Allison-Ottey, MD
CEO CARLDEN Inc and Beautiful Woman Inside and Out
Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine

Heather Bartos, MD
Founder of Badass Woman, Badass Health
Sexual Health

Nancy Berman, MSN, ANP-BC, NCMP, FAANP
Nurse Practitioner
Michigan Healthcare Professionals
Women's Health

Seema Bonney, MD
Founder and Medical Director
Anti-Aging & Longevity Center of Philadelphia
Prevention and Wellness

Emily A. Callahan, MPH, RDN
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Owner and Founder, EAC Health and Nutrition, LLC

Arnold Ceponis, MD, PhD
University of California San Diego Health System

Christina Y. Chen, MD
Mayo Clinic
Geriatric Medicine

Barbara Dehn, RN, MS, NP, FAANP, NCMP
Nurse Practitioner
Women's Health, Menopause

Heather DeMille Hirsch, MD
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Women's Health

Barbara DePree, MD, NCMP, MMM
MiddlesexMD, Women's Health LHP Holland Hospital
Menopause, Sexual Health

Gayatri Devi, MD, MS, FAAN, FACP
Neurology, Cognition in Menopause
Park Avenue Neurology

Cindy Duke, MD, PhD, FACOG
Physician, Scientist, Influencer
Nevada Fertility Institute
Ob-Gyn, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility

Daihnia Dunkley, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor
Farmingdale State College
Obstetrics (Maternal-child nursing),
Black/Minority Maternal Health Disparities

Marissa Duswalt Epstein, RDN, MBA
Director, Nutrition Institute
The University of Texas At Austin

Robyn Faye, MD, FACOG, NCMP, IF, CSC
Abington Primary Women's Healthcare Group
Sexual Health, Pelvic Health

Rena Ferguson, MD PC
Adjunct Professor
Stony Brook University
Psychiatry and Neuromodulation

Deborah Friedman, MD, MPH, FAAN
Professor, Neurology and Neurotherapeutics and Ophthalmology
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Debra Furr-Holden, PhD
Public Health/Epidemiologist
Associate Dean for Public Health Integration
Michigan State University College of
Human Medicine
Public Health, Epidemiology

Patricia Geraghty MSN, FNP-BC, WHNP
Medical Director, Women's Health
Comprehensive Wellness
Walnut Creek, CA
Women's Health

Nieca Goldberg, MD
Medical Director
Joan H. Tisch Center for Women's Health NYU Langone

Cheryl B. Iglesia, MD, FACOG
Director Section of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
MedStar Washington Hospital CenterProfessor, Departments of Ob/Gyn and Urology
Georgetown University School of Medicine

Saundra Jain, MA, PsyD, LPC
Adjunct Clinical Affiliate
The University of Texas at Austin
Psychology, Mental Health

Emily Jamea, PhD, LMFT, LPC, AASECT
Certified Sex Therapist
REVIVE Therapy & Healing
Sexual Health & Relationships

Laurie S. Jeffers, DNP, FNP-BC
Clinical Assistant
New York University
Women's Health, Menopause

Susan Kellogg Spadt, PhD, CRNP, IF, CST
Professor of Ob-Gyn
Drexel University College of Medicine
Pelvic Pain, Sexual Dysfunction

Sheryl Kingsberg, PhD
Professor Reproductive Biology and Psychiatry
Case Western Reserve University

Joyce Knestrick, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP
Visiting Professor
George Washington University
Family Medicine

Rashmi Kudesia, MD, MSc, FACOG
Assistant Clinical Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Houston Methodist Hospital
Ob-Gyn, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility

Lisa Larkin, MD, FACP, NCMP, IF
Founder and CEO
Ms. Medicine
Internal Medicine, Women's Health, Menopause

Ayanna E. Lewis, MD
Attending Physician
Department of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology
Mount Sinai South Nassau
Gastroenteology, Hepatology, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Allison E. Lied, MD
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Holzapfel and Lied Plastic Surgery
Plastic Surgery

Elizabeth Liotta, MD
Dr. Liz Liotta, MD, LLC

Holly F. Lofton, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery and Medicine
Director, Medical Weight Management Program
Fellowship Director, Clinical Obesity Medicine Fellowship
Lead of Clinical Access and Education Programs, Comprehensive Program on Obesity
NYU Langone Weight Management Program
Obesity Medicine

Jessica Matthews, DBH, NBC-HWC
Director of Master of Kinesiology in Integrative WellnessPoint Loma Nazarene University; University of California- San Diego
Behavioral Medicine, Integrative Health

Mary Jane Minkin, MD, FACOG, NCMP
Clinical Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Yale University School of Medicine
Ob-Gyn, Menopause

Melissa Nassaney, DPT, PT, MS
Physical Therapist
Pelvic Health Rehab
Full Circle Pelvic Health
Providence, RI
Pelvic Health

Connie Newman, MD
Adjunct Professor
NYU Langone School of Medicine

Smita Patel, DO
Founder and Medical Director
Integrative Neurology and Sleep
iNeuro Institute

Jennifer Payne, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director, Johns Hopkins Women's Mood Disorders
Psychiatry, Mental Health

Joann Pinkerton, MD
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Division Director of Midlife Health Center
UVA Health
Menopause, Women's Health

Lauri Romanzi, MD, MScPH, FACOG, FPMRS

Obstetrics and Gynecology
New York, NY

Sabrina Sahni, MD, NCMP
Clinical Assistant Professor
Obstetrics and Gynecology & Reproductive Biology
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Menopause, Women's Health

Glenn Schattman, MD
Associate Professor
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Reproductive Health

Jessica Shepherd, MD, MBA, FACOG
Women's Health Expert and Minimally Invasive Gynecologist
Baylor University Medical Center
Ob-Gyn, Women's Health

Isabel Smith, MS RD CDN
Registered Dietitian
Founder Isabel Smith Nutrition, Inc.

Kim Templeton, MD, FAOA, FAMWA
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Kansas; American Medical Women's Association

Kim Tran, MS, PharmD
Pharmacy Manager
Jackson Health System

Sophia Yen, MD, MPH
CEO and Co-Founder
Pandia Health
Reproductive Health

Kidist Yimam, MD
Medical Director, Autoimmune Liver Disease Program
California Pacific Medical Center; Department of Hepatology and Liver Transplantation
Liver Disease/Hepatology

Kristen A. Zarfos, MD, FACS
Medical Director
Breast Surgeon, Specializing in Breast Health
Breast Cancer care
Trinity of New England, St. Francis Hospital
Breast Health


Our contributor network is composed of diverse and experienced writers, including award-winning journalists, who help us provide clear, engaging and informative content.

Jarrad Aguirre, MD, MBA
Head of Corporate Strategy and Advocacy
Myovant Sciences, Inc.

Julia M. Amadio (Vice Chair)
Life Science Business Executive

Sarah Butler
Head of Client Solutions, Marketing, and Operations
Avalere Health

Kristin Cahill
President, North America
GCI Health

Mike Capaldi (Secretary)
Executive Director
Institute for Gene Therapies & Senior Advisor
Penn Quarter Partners

Sheila Carnicelli (Treasurer)
Former Financial Services Executive

Maneesha P. Ghiya
Founder and Managing Partner
FemHealth Ventures LLC

Nancy Glick
Senior Vice President; Director of Health & Nutrition Affairs
MS&L Worldwide

Nieca Goldberg, MD
Medical Director
Joan H. Tisch Center for Women's Health NYU Langone

Anita Gupta, PharmD, DO, MPP
Chief, Head, Comprehensive Pain Management, Interventional Pain Management
Scripps Clinic MD Anderson Cancer Center

Marsha B. Henderson, M.C.R.P.
Former Associate Commissioner for Women's Health at the FDA

Alissa Kaplan
Chief Client Officer
WPP Healthcare Team Account

Brian O'Connor
Senior Vice President & Chief of Staff, Executive Office

Elisabeth Ritz
Founder & President
Ritz Communications

Synim N. Rivers, MPH, CHES
Director, Communications, Government and Public Affairs
Horizon Pharma

Lynn A. Taylor
Senior Vice President
Head of Healthcare Global Government & Public Affairs
Head of Corporate & Government Relations, USA
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Tamar R. Thompson (Immediate Past Chair)
Vice President US Government Affairs & Policy
Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Christine Verini, RPh (Chair)
Chief Operating Officer

Last Updated: April 29, 2021

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