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.
Kayden provides office support for the 2013 CLPP conference. He is a Smith College graduate with a double major in the Study of Women and Gender and Government, as well as a 2008 RRASC recipient. He has interned with the NYC LGBT Community Center, the Pro-Choice Public Education Project, and Queers for Economic Justice.
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.
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 boards of the National Women's Health Network and Third Wave Foundation.
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. In addition to direct outreach to youth, Samm created all marketing and communicative materials for the program, including its logo, website, photography and hard-copy materials. 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.
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.
Teresa manages CLPP's database and internal technology, and provides financial and general office support for CLPP and the Population & Development program. 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 library database, screened scholarship applications, and conducted outreach at Bay Area LGBTQ community events and through online media. Teresa was also a student manager for Educational Technology Services at Smith, providing faculty and students with equipment and software support.
Verónica directs CLPP's external leadership programs. She has worked to increase access to contraception and abortion, fought for paid sick leave, demanded access to safe public space for queer youth of color, and helped to lead social justice efforts in Wisconsin, New York City, and Texas. In 2008 Verónica obtained her Master’s degree in the Sexuality and Health program at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, and most recently she did policy analysis and research work at the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health. She currently sits on the board of the National Network of Abortion Funds.