Impact Team

Director of Grants Program

Jessica Bowers

Research and Writing Associate

Melissa Gradilla

Director of Policy and Advocacy

Nan Strauss

Finance and Operations

Chief Finance Officer

Alexander Newbold

Office Manager

Yesenia Martinez

General Counsel

Kathie Donnelly Zern

Communications and Storytelling


Clancy McCarty

Senior Manager, Digital Communications and Marketing

Danielle Cohen

Director of Communications and Marketing

Wallis Post

Development and Corporate Partnerships

Director of Corporate Partnerships

Grace Lee Kellum

Community Manager

Courtney Yannacci

Director of Strategy & Development

Jenny Chang

Running & Fitness Program Manager

Stephanie Michels

Our Board


Christy Turlington Burns

SVP Communications, CNN Worldwide and Board Chair of Every Mother Counts

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.”

Founder, Lemieux et Cie, DwellStudio, Co-Founder Cloth&Co

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.”

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.”

Finance Professional

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 & 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.”