Health Care Action Group

This group is dedicated to improving sexual health care, focusing on prevention, diagnosis, treatment and counseling services across the lifespan. To this end, the group will create new materials, if needed; identify and promote existing provider education materials; and engage with national health care influencers and quality assurance organizations to help put sexual health on their agendas.

Committee Members

Aleece Fosnight, American Academy of Physician Assistants

Alice Gandelman, National Network of STD/HIV Prevention Training Centers

Alyson Kristenson, Altarum Institute

Alyssa Kitlas, National Association of County & City Health Officials

Anita Brakman, Physicians for Reproductive Health

Anthony Santella, Hofstra University

Arik Marcell, Johns Hopkins University

Ben Wise, AIDS Institute-New York State Department of Health

Beverly Whipple, PhD, RN, FAAN

Bianca Palmisano, Intimate Health Counseling

Bob MacDonald, Department of the Navy

Caitlin Ellis, National Institute for Health Care Management

Carey Roth Bayer, Morehouse School of Medicine

Caryn Bernstein, National Association of Community Health Centers

Charlotte Gaydos, North America Region of IUSTI

Dana Van Gorder, Project Inform

Donna Futterman, Adolescent AIDS Program

Eileen Beard, American College of Nurse-Midwives

Elisabeth Liebow, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Gay Johnson, Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health

Gretchen Weiss, National Association of County & City Health Officials

Holly Howard, California Department of Public Health, STD Control Branch

Jan Towers, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Judy Palmore, Female Health Company

Karen Shea, Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Kathryn Santorno, National Institute for Health Care Management

Kathy McNamara, National Association of Community Health Centers

Kayla Wingert, Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health

Michael Horberg, Kaiser Permanente, Mid-Atlantic Permanente Research Institute

Michael Ross, Program in Human Sexuality University of Minnesota Medical School

Wayne Shields, Association of Reproductive Health Professionals

Wendy Nakatsukasa-Ono, Cardea Services