Staff

Amy Crysel, Director of Operations and Finance

Amy is CLPP’s chief operations and finance officer. She is responsible for directing all internal operations to optimize organizational effectiveness and to support CLPP's mission and vision. She oversees personnel, administration, and the development and management of all financials, including budgets, endowment, investments, and internal and external financial reporting. Amy has a background in non-profit management in the areas of holistic and higher education. She has a master's degree in counseling psychology with a particular interest in the intersections between personal growth and development and movements for social change.

Contact: acrysel@hampshire.edu

Jennifer Su, Programs Assistant

Jennifer provides programmatic support for CLPP's summer internship program, the Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corps. She supports the intern selection, interview, and placement process and facilitates correspondence with fifty host organizations. Jennifer helps plan and co-facilitates the three-day intern training at the annual CLPP Conference. Jennifer also coordinates the Reproductive Justice Briefing Book, a collaborative project with SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective. Jennifer graduated from Hampshire College in May 2014, during which time she received a RRASC grant to work at the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum in Washington, D.C. and additionally worked as the student group coordinator for the 2014 conference.

Contact: jtsCLPP@hampshire.edu

Johanna Fernández, Assistant Director

Johanna directs CLPP’s national leadership programs including the summer internship program and emerging activist network.  She has previously worked in labor organizing, sexual assault and violence prevention, and human rights education.  She most recently served in the research and publications department of Cultural Survival and managed a student leadership development program at the University of Colorado-Boulder.  Johanna holds a BA in Political Science and a MS in International Relations with a concentration in Non-profit Organizations.

Contact: jfernandez@hampshire.edu

Lucy Trainor, Assistant Director

Lucy joined CLPP in fall 2012 and manages the activist conference and student programming.  She previously was Program Manager at the Barnard Center for Research on Women, where she organized programs bringing together feminist scholars and activists.  Lucy attended Barnard College and received a BA in Women’s and Gender Studies.  She is a birth doula and is a volunteer with the Prison Birth Project, as a member of their fundraising events committee.

Contact: ltrainor@hampshire.edu

Mateo Medina, Program Coordinator

Mateo coordinates CLPP's annual activist conference and provides support for campus leadership projects. He is an activist, organizer, and cultural worker with over 10 years of experience working in queer, racial, reproductive, and gender justice movements. Mateo holds a BA from Hampshire College and a certificate in Queer Studies from the Five Colleges. As a student activist in his hometown of Madison, Wisconsin, Mateo worked on grassroots and national organizing teams to create safer schools for LGBTQI youth.

Contact: mmedina@hampshire.edu

Mia Kim Sullivan, Esq., CLPP Director

Mia oversees the strategic interaction among program activities, fundraising, communications, evaluation and planning work. She has primary responsibility for creating and managing CLPP's strategic external relationships and oversight responsibility for all programmatic work. Mia previously worked as a staff attorney on a wide range of poverty law and civil rights issues at legal services organizations in Massachusetts and Michigan, engaging in litigation, legislative and administrative advocacy, and community organizing. Mia is a graduate of New York University School of Law and serves on the board of the National Women's Health Network, and the Legacy Council of Third Wave Fund.

Contact:  msullivan@hampshire.edu

Samm Smith, Communications and Development Specialist

Samm's role at CLPP focuses on initiating and managing media coverage, website and social media platforms, as well as any new media projects aimed to grow CLPP's organizational profile. In her previous position as the Communications and Advocacy Liaison for United Way Youth Venture of North Central Massachusetts, Samm worked in middle schools, high schools and community colleges to empower young people to initiate sustainable, community-benefitting projects using their own passions and skills. Samm graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and received a bachelor's degree in journalism, as well as a minor in French and Francophone studies and film studies certificate.

Contact: sammsmith@hampshire.edu

Susan Countryman, Development Officer

Susan leads CLPP's individual fundraising efforts and communications work to increase our organizational profile and engage new constituencies. In her previous position as the Director of Communications and Development at the Public Conversations Project, Susan created the organization’s first fundraising event, launched social media planning, and significantly increased the number of new and major donors. Her work in nonprofit communications and fundraising has also included writing for Lahey Clinic’s print and online communications, and securing foundation funding for the Colorado AIDS Project. Susan has a B.S. in journalism, serves on MotherWoman’s Development Committee, and is the mom of two.

Contact: scountryman@hampshire.edu

Teresa Huang, Operations Coordinator

Teresa manages CLPP's database, internal systems, and website technology, and coordinates the administrative activities for CLPP and the Population and Development program to ensure organizational effectiveness and efficiency. A graduate of Smith College who majored in the Study of Women and Gender, Teresa received a RRASC grant in 2008 to work at COLAGE in San Francisco, where she created an internal database for the organization's media lending library, screened scholarship applications, and conducted outreach at Bay Area LGBTQ community events and through social media.

Contact: thuang@hampshire.edu

Valerie Gintis, Foundation Relations Manager
Valerie is responsible for securing foundation funding and managing data for reporting to foundations. Valerie is a Hampshire College alum. She attended her first CLPP event as a high school student in 1988 and worked with CLPP as a college student activist. Her academic work at Hampshire College focused on abortion access and women’s abortion narratives. For 14 years, Valerie designed programs and secured funding to address HIV/AIDS, domestic violence, teen pregnancy, health access, and substance abuse. Her area of expertise is in program design, grant writing, evaluation, community capacity building and teen leadership development. In 2005, she shifted her professional focus to philanthropy. In her previous position at the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, Valerie was responsible for managing a diverse portfolio of local and national grants to individuals and organizations.