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


Beth Battaglino, RN
CEO, Women's Health Expert


Phyllis E. Greenberger, MSW
Senior Vice President of Science & Health Policy


Rebecca Sager
Vice President of Development

Alayna Effron, PhD
Director of Development

Jessica Collison
Project Director

Jaimie Seaton
Senior Managing Editor

Diana Whitney
Senior Contributing Editor


Julie Leff
Senior Web Producer


Stefanie Williamson
Media Specialist

Marcia Mangum Cronin
Copy Editor

Kerri Agnello
Administrative Assistant

Monica Mallampalli, PhD, MSc.
Senior Advisor, Scientific & Strategic Initiatives

Martha Nolan
Senior Policy Advisor

Andrea Morgan
Senior Advisor, Creative Strategy

Helaine Bader
Senior Advisor, Health Education

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

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

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

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

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

Jessica Matthews, DBH, NBC-HWC
Director of Master of Kinesiology in Integrative Wellness
Point 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

Connie Newman, MD
Adjunct Professor
NYU Langone School of Medicine

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
Faculty, Program in Global Surgery and Social Change
Harvard Medical School

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

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

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
Executive Director
Institute for Gene Therapies & Senior Advisor
Penn Quarter Partners

Sheila Carnicelli
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
Board-certified Anesthesiologist, Pain Specialist, Pharmacist, and Author

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 (Secretary)
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

Kristina K. Saunders, CFP, CIMA (Treasurer)
Portfolio Manager
Sterling Capital Management LLC

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: July 15, 2020

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