Who We Are


Established in 2012, the NCSH is managed by Altarum in conjunction with the Coalition Steering Committee, consisting of the Center of Excellence for Sexual Health at Morehouse School of Medicine, National Association of Community Health Centers, Power to Decide, National Network of STD/HIV Prevention Training Centers, and Communications Consultant Tom Beall. Altarum is dedicated to making disease prevention and health promotion a national priority and America a healthier nation. Altarum seeks to increase understanding and use of clinical preventive services and population-based prevention to improve health.

Jennifer Rogers, MPH, Co-Director

Jenn Rogers has been responsible for developing and leading key family planning, women’s health, and reproductive health projects and policy initiatives for the past 15 years. As co-director of the National Coalition for Sexual Health (NCSH), Jenn is charged with promoting high-quality sexual health information and health services and with leading the NCSH's Health Care Action Group.  She also led the National Training Center for Coordination and Strategic Initiatives to develop training materials, resources, and events for family planning providers and organizations nationwide. Jenn was also PI on an ACA qualitative research study to assess the factors that affect the sustainability of Title X family planning health centers, including costs, billing, reimbursements, network inclusion, and confidentiality. She holds a Master of Public Health from Boston University with an emphasis on reproductive health and a BS from Lafayette College.  

Susan Gilbert, MPA, Co-Director

Susan Gilbert, a consultant to Altarum, also serves as the Communications Director of the NCSH and manages its Communications Action Group. Previously, Susan served as a health communications consultant to Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University, Population Services International, WomenHeart, and other NGOs. Prior to living and working in Africa for eight years, she was Senior Vice President at Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide. Susan holds a Master of Public Administration, with an emphasis in Public Health, from UMass/Amherst and a BA from Hobart and William Smith Colleges.