Tuesday, February 21, 2006

WBP Announces East Coast Advisory Board

SEATTLE – The Women’s Bioethics Project (WBP) today announced that it has established an East Coast Advisory Board, which has attracted some of the most prestigious and respected leaders in the fields of bioethics, medicine and reproductive rights. The advisory board will provide guidance and strategic direction to the WBP as it continues in its mission to serve as a bridge between scholarship and policy-making, ensuring that women’s voices, health concerns and unique life experiences are brought to bear on ethical issues related to health care and biotechnology.

The members of the newly formed WBP East Coast Advisory Board include:

R. Alta Charo, J.D., visiting professor of law, University of California, Berkeley; Knowles Professor of Law & Bioethics, University of Wisconsin Law and Medical Schools

Nancy Chilton, public relations consultant; Council of Advocates, Planned Parenthood of New York City

Katie Danziger, chair, board development, Planned Parenthood of New York City

Robin N. Fiore, Ph.D., Adelaide R. Snyder Professor of Ethics, Florida Atlantic University

Maureen Jerome, corporate manager, art historian; principal ARTLIFEdesign. LLC

Frances Kissling, president, Catholics for a Free Choice

Hilde Lindemann Nelson, Ph.D., associate professor of philosophy,

Michigan State University

Linda MacDonald Glenn, J.D., LLM, associate adjunct professor, University of Vermont, lawyer, and consultant

Mary Mahowald, Ph.D., professor emerita, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Chicago; MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics

Jonathan Moreno, Ph.D., senior fellow, Center for American Progress; Emily Davie and Joseph S. Kornfeld Professor of Biomedical Ethics; director, Center for Biomedical Ethics, University of Virginia

Laura Philips, Ph.D., MBA, chief operating officer, NexGenix


Rosemarie Tong, Ph.D., distinguished professor of Health Care Ethics in the Department of Philosophy; director, Center for Professional and Applied Ethics, University of North Carolina, Charlotte.

Leslie R. Wolfe, Ph.D., president, Center for Women Policy Studies

“The addition of so many recognized and thoughtful individuals to our East Coast Advisory Board will significantly strengthen our position as an authentic and important voice within current and emerging bioethics debates,” said Kathryn M. Hinsch, founder of the WBP. “We are so pleased that they have agreed to join us in our efforts. The newly established East Coast board will work closely with our West Coast advisory board, which was established in 2004 and has guided the organization from its inception.”

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