//Mission Staff Board
Mission Staff Board 2018-01-07T15:41:45+00:00


Uplift International works to improve the health and well being of vulnerable populations, especially women and girls, around the world.   We view health through a human rights lens and human rights through a health lens and believe that all people have the right to access scientifically-based health information and safe, affordable health services, including reproductive healthcare.

Uplift International focuses on education, advocacy and interdisciplinary development solutions.  We build relationships with professional associations, NGOs, universities, and with health, law, and business professionals. Our work is carried out through collaborative partnerships in order to ensure that the most vulnerable in society are not ignored, but are respected and protected.

Senior Staff


Beth E. Rivin, MD, MPH

Board of Directors

Linda M. Coleman, JD
Director of the Human Research Protection Program at Yale University

Monica Kerrigan, MPH
Vice President of Innovation, JHPIEGO, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University

Monica Harrington
Entrepreneur and social innovation strategist


Joan Kaufman, MA, MS, ScD
Director for Academic Prtograms at Schwarzman Scholars

Mark Schlansky, MA
Founder, Uplift International


Marleen Temmerman, MD, MPH, PhD
Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Aga Khan University (AKU) Hospital Nairobi, and Director of the Centre of Excellence in Women, Child and Adolescent Health, AKU -East-Africa

HR2FP Advisory Board

Diane Bushley, MA
Global Programs Manager
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands

Donald Downing
Institute for Innovative Pharmacy Practice (I2P2)
Endowed Clinical Professor
Department of Pharmacy Pharmacy
Plein Center in Geriatrics Faculty
University of Washington

Sarah Prager, MD, MAS
Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Division Director, Family Planning
Director, Family Planning Fellowship
School of Medicine, University of Washington

Leah Rutman, JD
Policy Counsel
ACLU of Washington

Brandi Shah, MD, MPH
Specialties: Family Medicine and Adolescent Medicine
Independent Scholar