Marsha Jones

Marsha Jones is a grassroots organizer and health educator, as well as the co-founder and executive director of The Afiya Center, the only reproductive justice organization in North Texas founded and directed by Black women. Her expertise lies in reproductive justice, health disparities affecting Black women and girls, and the relationship between politics and the American healthcare system.

Jones is also an expert on HIV/AIDS advocacy, with experience in community-based solutions and intersectional justice. She can provide insight on the disproportionate resources and care available to Black patients, and the way activists are organizing for more equitable health and medical treatment for people of color.

Jones has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and is a graduate of the Black AIDS Institute’s African American HIV University (Science and Community Mobilizing Fellowship Program) and Tyndale Theology School.

She serves on the Board of Directors for the Texas Equal Access Fund and is a member of many national women-focused initiatives to advance gender and racial equity and eliminate health disparities, including the National Women AIDS Coalition.

Jones was also a panelist for “At the Table: A Symposium on Texas Women,” an event hosted by The Texas Tribune, which examined the impacts of politics on various aspects of women’s lives in Texas.

Location: Dallas, TX

Expertise Field: Reproductive justice for Black women, Medicaid expansion, grassroots organizing, health education, women’s rights, racial justice, media and race coverage, intersectional community activism, HIV/AIDS, intersectional justice

Contact information:

Email: info@theafiyacenter.org 

Phone: 972-629-9266

Twitter: @theafiyactr

Listen to Marsha Jones on Her Rules Radio

Last updated November 6, 2020

Diana Ramos, M.D.

Diana Ramos, M.D. is an expert in Medicine. She is the Medical Director for Reproductive Health for the Los Angeles Public Health Department and Associate Clinical Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Keck University of Southern California School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include women’s health, specifically obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Ramos is also Chair of the American Medical Association’s Minority Affairs Consortium and serves on the steering committee for the National Hispanic Leadership Fellowship and National Commission on Health Care Disparities. She works in Los Angeles, CA.

Her work has been funded by

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Medical Director and Associate Clinical Professor

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information:

Email: dramos@ph.lacounty.gov

Twitter: @DrDianaRamosMD

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Galina Espinoza

Galina Espinoza is the president and editor in chief of Rewire.News, where she leads a team of editors and journalists reporting on reproductive and sexual health, rights and justice.

She has held executive roles at NBC News and People and is the former editorial director of Latina Media Ventures. Espinoza has appeared on virtually every major morning show and news network, including Today and CNN.

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President and editor in chief, Rewire.News

Areas of Expertise: Reproductive and sexual health, including representation of these issues in pop culture

Location: New York, NY

Contact Information:

Email: espinoza.galina@rewire.news

Phone: 833-565-7775

Twitter: @GalinaEspinoza

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Last updated July 16, 2020