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Fatima Goss Graves

President and CEO

Ms. Goss Graves, who has served in numerous roles at NWLC for more than a decade, has spent her career fighting to advance opportunities for women and girls. She has a distinguished track record working across a broad set of issues central to women’s lives, including income security, health and reproductive rights,…

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Nancy Withbroe

Chief of Staff

Nancy Withbroe, Chief of Staff, leads the Office of the President & CEO, guiding efforts to build and enhance the President & CEO’s external positioning and the strategic use of her time in service of the Law Center’s mission and priorities, and staffing the Boards of NWLC and its affiliates, the NWLC…

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Alex Braha

Chief Operating Officer

Uma Iyer

Chief of External Affairs

Uma Iyer, Chief of External Affairs, has spent more than 15 years working in multi-channel marketing, communications and fundraising, and joined NWLC as Vice President for Marketing and Communications. In this role she helped define NWLC’s national brand, broaden its visibility, and provide strategic oversight for media relations and digital and field…

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Gretchen Borchelt

Vice President for Reproductive Rights and Health

Gretchen Borchelt is Vice President for Reproductive Rights and Health at the National Women’s Law Center in Washington, D.C. She oversees NWLC’s advocacy, policy, litigation, and education strategies to promote reproductive rights and access to comprehensive, affordable health care, including abortion and birth control. Gretchen testifies before lawmakers, serves as a media…

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Melissa Boteach

Vice President for Income Security and Child Care/Early Learning

Melissa Boteach, Vice President for Income Security and Child Care/Early Learning, oversees NWLC’s advocacy, policy, and public education strategies to ensure that all women and families have the income and supports they need to thrive. Prior to joining NWLC, Melissa spent nearly a decade at Center for American Progress (CAP), where she…

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Neena Chaudhry

Vice President & General Counsel

Neena Chaudhry, Vice President, General Counsel, and Senior Advisor for Education, provides in-house legal advice and representation to NWLC, NWLC Action Fund, and NWLC Fund LLC. She also works to protect the rights of women and girls to be free from sex discrimination in school. Ms. Chaudhry’s work focuses on girls who…

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Tanya Clarke

Vice President for Finance

Crystal Coache

Vice President for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Crystal Coache, Vice President for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging leads the law center’s work to foster an environment where people of all races, genders, abilities, nationalities, sexual orientations, sizes, and socioeconomic backgrounds, grow, belong, and thrive.  Leading professional development and learning, employee wellness, and people data and research to drive improvements,…

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Emily Martin

Vice President for Education and Workplace Justice

Emily Martin, Vice President for Education & Workplace Justice, oversees NWLC’s advocacy, policy, and education efforts to ensure fair treatment and equal opportunity for women and girls at work and at school and to forward policy frameworks that allow them to achieve and succeed, with a particular focus on the obstacles that…

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Jodi Michael

Vice President for Development

Jodi Michael, Vice President for Development, leads the full range of NWLC’s fundraising activities, including major individual gifts, the annual fund, corporate philanthropy, foundation program and capacity-building support, and special events.  She previously served as NWLC’s Director of Foundation Relations, supervising the Development Team’s foundation fundraising across all of program areas. Before…

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Angel Padilla

Vice President for Strategy and Policy

Angel Padilla serves as the Vice President for Strategy and Policy where he leads the strategic direction of the Law Center on federal and state advocacy. Prior to this, he was a political appointee in the Biden Administration, serving as Senior Policy Advisor to the Assistant Secretary at the Administration for Children…

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Jasmine Tucker

Vice President for Research

Jasmine Tucker is Vice President for Research at the National Women’s Law Center, where she oversees qualitative and quantitative research projects on a range of issues facing women throughout their lives. She has written extensively about women and the economy, the wage gap, Social Security, and more. Prior to this role, Jasmine…

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