Arianna Baseman is originally from South Florida. Her previous work experience includes the Women's Education and Research Institute in Washington D.C. where she worked as a Women's Health Policy Fellow for Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard of California. She served as a Peace Corps volunteer for two years in the Dominican Republic and worked there with a small community based organization focused on generational poverty reduction. After returning to New Orleans, Baseman worked as a Bilingual Post Release Services Case Manager for Jewish Family Service. During this time, she was on the front lines of the ongoing Central American refugee crisis. She is deeply involved in sexual and reproductive rights advocacy in New Orleans. Arianna graduated from the University of Florida with a BA in History and holds an MPH from Tulane University’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. She is currently the Health Care Equity Director at Better Health Louisiana Aetna and serves on the board of the National Council of Jewish Women, Greater New Orleans Section.
Graham Bosworth, JD began his law career in 2005 at the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office. As a prosecutor, Graham handled a variety of criminal cases including trials, appeals, post conviction applications, and on federal habeas corpus petitions. Graham’s trial experience includes misdemeanor possession drug cases to murder. Graham also has extensive experience handling criminal appeals in Louisiana, and has prepared and presented numerous briefs and oral arguments before Louisiana Circuit Courts, as well as the Louisiana Supreme Court. Graham holds a B.A. in History from the University of Texas at Austin and a law degree from Suffolk University Law School. He was recently appointed by the Louisiana Supreme Court to temporarily fill the Section D seat of Orleans Parish Criminal District Court.
Raegan A. Carter recently started her own public health, public policy, and public affairs think tank, The Brainstorm Agency, LLC. Raegan provides consulting services to non-profit organizations on grant writing and strategic planning as well as other technical assistance. The Brainstorm Agency, LLC also provides public health research, advocacy training, advocacy initiatives, lobbying, and political consulting. Raegan is a graduate of Southern University in Baton Rouge where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work. She is also a graduate of Tulane University where she obtained both a Master of Social Work degree and a Master of Public Health degree. Raegan has worked on the federal, state, and local levels with adolescent and women’s health programs and serves on multiple statewide coalitions. She has extensive knowledge and experience working with public policy and advocacy related to public health and in particular adolescent and women’s health, rights, and justice. As an adjunct professor Raegan enjoys teaching and training and also has extensive knowledge and experience implementing and conducting professional development and trainings in public health related issues. She has also worked on political campaigns that led to successful elections of candidates. Raegan is passionate about adolescent and women’s health as well as social and racial justice issues and is particularly interested in health disparities impacting communities of color and working to engage faith leaders in public health advocacy. Raegan is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority, Inc.
Evelyn Maguire is an Obama for America 2012 alumni and a former fundraiser for Planned Parenthood Action Fund. In 2014 she was campaign manager for Mike Selmer for Wyoming House District 46, a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Race To Watch, and a lead campaign staffer for Charles Pelkey for Wyoming House District 45 and Peggy Trent for Albany County Attorney. She currently lives in Monroe, LA.
S. Mandisa Moore-O'Neal, JD was born and raised in the Deep South and is a black radical feminist and supporter to grassroots women of color-centered organizing. By researching and analyzing the laws and policies that constantly control and stigmatize our bodies, sexuality, and reproduction, she helps to support the resistance to criminalization and reproductive violence and build the movement for reproductive justice. In 2012, Mandisa received her JD from Louisiana State University Law Center. In 2007, she was awarded a 2-year New Voices Gulf Coast Fellowship and in 2006 completed her undergraduate degree in History and Sociology at Loyola University New Orleans. A Civil Rights attorney, Mandisa has researched, published and presented across the nation on groundbreaking legal topics such as reproductive justice and the law, punitive social policies, and state violence.
Geraldine Neville is an advocate for reproductive rights, access to services and education; particularly for underserved and Spanish speaking populations. She is currently pursuing studies at the Tulane University, School of Continuing Studies in the Public Relations, Marketing and Small Business Development track. Ms. Neville was also a 2012 Public Leaders Fellow, through the New Orleans Coalition on Open Governance, in Partnership with Puentes New Orleans Inc. As a Community Liaison for Planned Parenthood of Central New Jersey she provided bilingual, culturally competent reproductive health information; both in the community and in a clinical setting from 2005 - 2007. This work was part of an award winning outreach endeavor funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She joined Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast in 2007 where she took on a similar role as Latino Outreach Coordinator and Bilingual Health Center Assistant until 2010. From 2007 - 2011, Ms. Neville served as a board member of the Louisiana Latino Health Coalition. Ms. Neville currently serves as Senior Administrative Program Coordinator for the Department of Global Environmental Health Sciences at the Tulane School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine.
Ellie Schilling, JD is an attorney in New Orleans with extensive experience representing health care providers, and is one of the only attorneys in Louisiana who regularly represents reproductive health care providers. She has represented clinics and other health services providers in enforcement proceedings or other disputes against health care regulatory bodies, including wrongful license revocation actions. Ellie also litigates cases in both state and federal court to challenge new laws and regulations that restrict access to health care. She represents physicians in disputes with the disciplinary agencies that regulate the health care profession, and in suits against hospitals for wrongfully suspending hospital privileges. She works closely with local and national advocacy groups, including testifying as an expert at the Louisiana Legislature, to oppose new laws that would damage reproductive health care rights and access, and works to raise public and media awareness surrounding these issues. She also helped to establish the Louisiana Coalition for Reproductive Freedom and serves on its Executive Committee. Ellie received her undergraduate degree in English and German from Colgate University and her law degree from Tulane Law School.
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