Our Team

Our state and national teams have the benefit of training and support experience in substance abuse services, HIV service delivery, domestic violence case management and safety net health services. This experience roots us in a deep compassion for health care workers and the people they serve and positions us to be effective in engaging and supporting these teams.

Referrals Teams Support Staff Leadership Board

Leadership

Provide has assembled a dedicated team of leaders from each area of the organization to ensure collaboration, problem-solving and innovation as we approach our work with a commitment to organizational learning and improvement.

Executive Team

Jenny O’Donnell, MS – Deputy Director

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Jenny stewards Provide’s organizational development, overseeing the Core Functions division and work in fund development, communications, human resources, technology, finances, and research/evaluation. As a member of Provide’s executive leadership since 2010, Jenny also works with colleagues to ensure strategic and effective programming in support of the organization’s mission.

Melanie Zurek, Ed.M. – Executive Director

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A committed advocate for a whole-person centered approach to public health and health care delivery, Melanie has served as Provide’s Executive Director since 2004.  She is also a member of Provide’s Board of Directors. In this time, she has led Provide through significant organizational growth, to become a nationally recognized resource on the integration of abortion content into high-need/low-resource general health and social service settings.

Leadership Team

Carolyn Rhodes – Director of Human Resources

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Carolyn is responsible for the overall administration, coordination, and evaluation of Provide’s human resources functions that support approximately 40 employees in multiple states and sets human resources strategy in close collaboration with executive leadership.

Staff

Our state and national teams have the benefit of training and support experience in substance abuse services, HIV service delivery, domestic violence case management and safety net health services. This experience roots us in a deep compassion for health care workers and the people they serve and positions us to be effective in engaging and supporting these teams.

Referrals Teams

Alabama

Colorado

Georgia

Kentucky

Leigh Koetsch advances Provide’s abortion referrals initiative by developing and supporting state and regional teams around program implementation, while proactively contributing to the leadership and growth of the organization’s abortion referrals work. 

Leigh Koetsch – Kentucky State Coordinator

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Leigh Koetsch advances Provide’s abortion referrals initiative by developing and supporting state and regional teams around program implementation, while proactively contributing to the leadership and growth of the organization’s abortion referrals work.

North Carolina

Oklahoma

South Carolina

Tennessee

Julia Warren advances Provide’s abortion referrals initiative by developing and supporting state and regional teams around program implementation, while proactively contributing to the leadership and growth of the organization’s abortion referrals work.

Julia Warren – Tennessee State Coordinator

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Julia Warren advances Provide’s abortion referrals initiative by developing and supporting state and regional teams around program implementation, while proactively contributing to the leadership and growth of the organization’s abortion referrals work.

Technical Assistance Team

Program Development

Fausta Luchini, MA, LPP – Training Coordinator

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Fausta joined Provide in 2013, coordinating the Referrals Program within Kentucky. In 2015, she became the Training Coordinator, offering technical assistance to ensure that Provide’s training staff is meticulously trained and competent to provide trainings that are high quality, successful and accessible to all of Provide’s audiences.

Systems-Based Partnerships

Support Staff

Board

Provide benefits from a stable and engaged Board of Directors made up of state, national, and global leaders in women’s and community health, including service providers, administrators, policy experts, and advisors.

Board

Katherine Bourne (Kate) is President of the Board of Directors for Provide. Kate is a consultant in global public health, with a particular interest in reproductive rights and health, gender and HIV.

Katherine Bourne, MPH – President

Katherine Bourne (Kate) is a consultant in global public health, with a particular interest in reproductive rights and health, gender and HIV. Projects have included developing conceptual frameworks, designing program strategies, and designing and conducting evaluations for private sector, United Nations, foundation, and nongovernmental organization clients.

Sarah Dietrich, MSN, PMHNP-BC – Director

Sarah is a board certified psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner, trained to provide mental health services to patients in a variety of settings. She currently works at an outpatient community mental health center in an underserved, rural area of Tennessee, and at a local inpatient psychiatric hospital in Memphis.

Christy Fujio, JD, MA – Clerk

Christy Fujio is a human rights lawyer with more than 12 years of experience building capacity and stakeholder networks to improve access to justice and accountability mechanisms. 

Mary O’Doherty – Treasurer

Mary O’Doherty is Deputy Director of the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence (KCADV), which mobilizes and supports its 15 member programs and allies to end intimate partner violence. Mary advocates for policy improvements and financial support for survivors at the state and federal levels. 

Jamila K. Taylor, PhD, MPA – Director

Jamila is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress (CAP) where she serves as an expert on domestic and international women’s health, reproductive rights, and reproductive justice.

Betty L. Farrell, CNM, MSN, MPH – Director

As a Women’s Health Care professional for more than 35 years, Betty began her career in nursing, moving into midwifery. After ten years of full-scope midwifery practice in New York City and San Francisco, Ms. Farrell entered international health and development with a focus on reproductive health service delivery as a technical advisor, trainer of facility- and community-based health personnel, and program designer.

Walt Klausmeier – Director

Walt’s dedication to reproductive health has spanned over 40 years of hands-on policy implementation and leadership including most recently his position as President & CEO of Planned Parenthood Health Systems (PPHS), responsible for operational and fiscal oversight of a four-state regional affiliate of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

Dan Pellegrom, M.Div. – Director

Dan’s career in reproductive health spanned more than four decades, including Presidencies of three different organizations, and concluding with a 26 year tenure as President and CEO of Pathfinder International. 

Francine (Frankie) Stein, MPA – Director

Frankie is senior advisor at HIAS, advising the organization on governance, management, and program operations. Frankie is an accomplished executive with over three decades of experience in public policy, financial management, fundraising, and health care operations.