Anti-Racism Committee

Our goal is to foster community and mentorship for providers from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, improve representation within NASPAG leadership, provide a pipeline for minority members-in-training, and further education of NASPAG members to strive for anti-racism within our medical field. Our hope is that this task force will serve as a model for other minority groups to develop similar communities.

NASPAG’s Statement on Diversity and Inclusion

NASPAG is dedicated to the provision and promotion of multidisciplinary leadership in education, research, and gynecologic care in a way that improves the reproductive health of all youth. We acknowledge that sexual and reproductive health care equity cannot exist without racial and social justice. As an organization, we continually strive to address current and historic health disparities, create spaces and platforms for underrepresented voices, and cultivate a community of providers representative of the patients we serve. Our goal is to intentionally foster an inclusive and equitable environment that celebrates the diversity of our patients, our membership, our fellowships, and our leadership

To contact the Anti-Racism Committee please email
[email protected] 

 2022-2023 Anti Racism Committee



Hong-Thao Thieu, MD
Tufts Medical Center
Boston, MA



Whitney Wellenstein, MD
Children's Hospital of the Kings Daughter
Norfolk, VA 

Akua Afriyie-Gray, MD
Dell Children's Medical Center
Austin, TX 


Veronica Alaniz, MD

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Aurora, CO

Liz Alderman, MD
Children's Hospital at Montefiore  
Bronx, NY


Noor Al-Husayni, M.D.
Children's Hospital at Montefiore
Bronx, NY 


Leslie Appiah, MD
The University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus 
Aurora, CO



Ana Cisneros-Camacho, M.D.
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX


Christina Davis-Kankanamge, MD
Baylor College of Medicine
Texas Children's Hospital
The Woodlands, TX



Tazim Dowlut-McElroy, MD 
Children's Mercy Hospital
Kansas City, MO 


Nathalie Duroseau, DO
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA



Jacquelyn Evans, DO
Ohio Health
Dublin, OH

Mina Farahzad, MD, Ph.D.
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI


Frances Fei, MD

Nationwide Children's Hospital
Columbus, OH

Kimberly Huhmann, MD
Norton Children's Gynecology
Louisville, KY

Rama Kastury, DO
NIH Children’s National Hospital
Washington, D.C.


Seema Menon, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI


Kate O’Flynn O’Brian, MD
Children's Hospital of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 


Chimsom Oleka, MD 
Baylor College of Medicine/Texas 
Children's Hospital
Houston, TX 



Christine Pennesi, MD
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, OH


Natasha Ramsey, MD
Children's National Health Systems
Washington, DC



Baylor College of Medicine 
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Houston, TX

Mary Romano, MD, MPH
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN 


Judith Sanchez, MD
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
Gilroy, CA

Jessica Shim, MD
Boston Children’s Hospital
Boston, MA


Nancy Sokkary, MD
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory University
Athens, GA


Hina Talib, MD
Atria Institute
New York, NY 



Maria Trent, MD, MPH
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD 

Gylynthia Trotman, MD
Mt Sinai Health System
Freeport, NY


Jennifer Woods, MD, MS, MEd, FAAP
Children's Hospital Colorado
Parker, CO