Meet the Board

Kirsten Clark CLBD

Kirsten Clark is a full-spectrum doula trained in abortion care as well as birth, postpartum, and pregnancy loss support. She is a cofounder of Alabama Cohosh Collaborative, a nonprofit that works to improve reproductive healthcare in Alabama. Kirsten has lived in Alabama for close to twenty years and has been a vital part of the reproductive health community in north Alabama. 

 

Her passion is to ensure that pregnant people receive respectful, compassionate, safe healthcare throughout their reproductive life span. 

 

Kirsten is the ROE Board Clerk.

Holly Horan PhD 

Holly Horan, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Alabama and a birth and postpartum doula. Holly’s research focuses on perinatal stress and collaborative perinatal care in Puerto Rico and the US states. Holly recently served as the program coordinator for the Community Doula Program, a Medicaid-funded program providing doula services to priority populations in three counties in Oregon. She currently serves as co-investigator on a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grant and an National Institutes of Health Consortium Grant, both of which focus on improving perinatal care services and support in the state of Alabama. She is committed to improving perinatal health care in the US and US territories and is grateful for the collaboration of brilliant partners and students in this work.

Amber Jones MS 

Amber Jones MS is an advocate for reproductive freedom, abortion rights, and equity through access to care. She is an active member of the Huntsville, Alabama community where she lives with her spouse, dogs, and myriad plants. She has worked in mental health and community services, on her family's farm, and as an adjunct educator. She has been a long-time supporter of the Alabama Women’s Wellness Center, and enjoys family, friends, nature, community and civic engagement, and lifelong learning.  

 

Turkessa Parrish Roberts BA

Tana-kae Lewis, RN, MSN is the Perinatal Coordinator for Region 1 (North Al.) Tana-kae is a Registered Nurse that is very active in the Northern Alabama Community. She is passionate about improving birth outcomes for both mothers and babies within the State- and does so by overseeing the activities of the Fetal and Infant Mortality Case Review Team in addressing social determinants of health. Tana-kae believes that eliminating health inequities by removing obstacles to health is crucial in reducing poor birth outcomes for mothers and babies and for building a healthier Alabama. Tana-kae serves as a member of the Child Death Review Team for Madison and Morgan counties. She also chairs the Community Action Teams within the Region, which implements activities, and policies to address the cause of fetal and infant demise within the State.

Susan Yanow MSW

Susan Yanow MSW is a long-time reproductive rights activist.  She is the  cofounder of Women Help Women, an international organization that provides medication abortion services, and is the spokesperson for SASS – Self-Managed Abortion; Safe and Supported in the USA. She consults to the Later Abortion Initiative at Ibis Reproductive Health and coordinates EASE – Expanding Abortion Services in the South.  She serves on the Board of the ACLU of Massachusetts.

Kathy Zentner MS 

Kathy Zentner MS, is a medical microbiologist, recently retired.  She has served as chapter president of Huntsville NOW and as the Huntsville Director of Alabama Reproductive Rights Advocates (ARRA).  Currently she is the co-coordinator of clinic defenders at the Alabama Women's Center in Huntsville.

Kristopher Zentner MAcc, CFE 

Kristopher Zentner owns a consulting firm in Huntsville AL that focuses on accounting and taxation. He studied at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) where he received a Master's of Accountancy and passed the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) exams. Kris has worked with the US Government  and with a small local firm serving as their CFO/VP of Finance as well as their Fraud & Forensics partner.

 

Kris is the ROE Board Treasurer.

Turkessa Parrish Roberts BA is a lifelong resident of Mobile, Alabama and a lifelong feminist.  She has a BA in Business Administration with a Minor in Accounting from the oldest Historically Black Colleges (HBU) in Alabama; Talladega College. She works for the United States Federal Government as the Operations Supervisor for a team of 15 federal employees. Turkessa is a long time supporter of the Alabama Women's Wellness Center.

 

Turkessa serves as the ROE Board Chair. 

         Tana-kae Lewis RN MSN