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NWLC Staff

Leadership

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 Operating Officer and Chief of Staff

Nancy Withbroe, CFRE, Chief Operating Officer & Chief of Staff, provides strong day-to-day leadership for the staff, steering performance management to ensure alignment with NWLC’s strategic plan and organizational effectiveness goals – with a deep emphasis on equity and inclusion – and serves as a key thought partner to the President &…

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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 and Senior Advisor of Education

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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Mahzarine Chinoy

Vice President for Administration and Finance

Mahzarine Chinoy, VP for Administration and Finance, leads the Center’s administration and finance team which include the administration, finance, human resources, and information technology functions.  She is a CPA with more than 15 years of blended public and private experience providing strategic management, business advisory and operational services within the nonprofit industry. Most…

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Crystal Coache

Vice President, 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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Uma Iyer

Vice President for Marketing and Communications

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

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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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