Director of Grants Program

Jessica Bowers

Director of Strategy & Development

Jenny Chang

Managing Director, Communications & Engagement

Sabrina Dupré


Melissa Gradilla

Executive Director

Elizabeth Grayer

Data & Special Projects Lead

Katharine Grimes

Director of Corporate Sponsorships

Grace Lee Kellum

Running & Fitness Program Manager

Stephanie Michels

Director of Policy & Advocacy

Nan Strauss

Individual Engagement Lead

Courtney Yannacci

Board Secretary

Kathie Donnelly Zern

Our Board

Founder, Every Mother Counts

Christy Turlington Burns

“I founded Every Mother Counts to raise awareness about a global tragedy that many women face—but not enough are aware of until it is too late.”

Finance Professional, Board Chair

Liz Robinson

“I am honored to have the opportunity to work with the passionate and dedicated team at Every Mother Counts and to support their efforts in raising awareness, advocating, and providing resources to improve maternal health around the world.”

Founder of, Author

Heather Armstrong

“I have formed a lasting relationship with Every Mother Counts, one where I can contribute not only my voice as a storyteller but also my platform to help broaden the conversation on these issues.”

Creator, bareMinerals

Leslie Blodgett

“Personal stories about pregnancy and motherhood have been at the center of my career, but I had never experienced anything like this. I am so honored to be a part of the amazing team making a real difference.”

EVP, WarnerMedia News and Sports, CMO and Chief Communications Officer

Allison Gollust

“I am so pleased and honored to be a part of this amazing group of people, as we work to spread the word about a global issue that I truly believe can be addressed and improved through the critical work that Every Mother Counts is doing every day.”

Managing Director, Bank of America

Hilani Kerr

“Having witnessed and experienced the work of this powerful organization first hand, the passion and the whole self dedication that goes into having the impact they have globally and domestically, I am honored to be part of this movement and together we will ensure that Every Mother Counts.”

Founder & CEO of The Inside

Christiane Lemieux

“As an entrepreneur who works and manufactures globally in design in many of the countries where Every Mother Counts has initiatives, I see first-hand the impact of lack of maternal health on families and communities.”

Professor and Chairwoman, Department of OB/GYN and Women’s Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Health System

Dr. Sharmila Makhija

“As a physician, it is truly a privilege to work with EMC, our unique collaboration is an essential next step that will improve accessibility and quality maternal health care for women everywhere. Our patients and their families deserve the best care available and EMC is making significant progress ensuring this happens.”

Founder & CEO, Minted

Mariam Naficy

“Having grown up in developing countries in the Middle East and Africa, and in particular seeing how vital mothers are to their communities and how they often have unequal access to healthcare and other basic rights, I feel that working with Every Mother Counts is a way for me to feel connected to and help a global community of mothers.”