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Diana Philip, Executive Director
Diana Philip has been working in public interest law and nonprofit organizations for over 25 years in issues involving gender-based violence, reproductive justice, civil liberties, and youth advocacy. During her career, Diana has served as North Texas Regional Director for the American Civil Liberties Union, founding Executive Director of Jane's DUE PROCESS, Director of Legal Advocacy for the Texas Advocacy Project, and simultaneously as Director of the National Coalition of Abortion Providers and the Abortion Conversation Project, while launching the Abortion Care Network in Washington, D.C. Diana is a seasoned crisis intervention specialist and advocate having worked many years in domestic violence shelters, rape crisis centers, youth crisis hotlines, and reproductive healthcare clinics. Most recently, she served as Policy Director for FreeState Legal Project and coordinated the statewide coalition, the Youth Equality Alliance, which seeks to identify policy and regulatory solutions to problems faced by LGBTQ youth in Maryland education, foster care, and juvenile justice systems. In addition to having just ended six years as a board member for the DC Abortion Fund, Diana serves on the boards of the Skatepark of Baltimore, Baltimore Homeless Youth Initiative, and the newly formed Baltimore Abortion Fund. Other activities include the Coalition to Protect Maryland's Children, Maryland Coalition to Reform School Discipline, and Maryland Prisoners' Right Coalition, She holds a B.A. in criminal justice and sociology from Indiana University and an M.S. in womenís and gender studies from Towson University. Diana originally joined the staff of NPCM in December, 2014 as Development Director.
Amber Banks, Director of Programs & Communication
Amber oversees NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland's outreach, issue-based campaigns, communications, and manages interns and volunteers. She received her BA in Government from the University of Virginia, where she got her start organizing as a campus activist. Amber has previously worked in reproductive rights advocacy at the federal level and at the state level in Virginia. She participated in an undercover investigation of Virginia's Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs) and worked on furthering legislation requiring them to distribute medically accurate information and post disclaimers about their limitations. In her free time, she volunteers with the Women's Information Network (WIN), the Washington Area Clinic Defense Task Force (WACDTF), and The Female Experience (femex), and enjoys cooking, traveling, and curling up with a good book and her Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. Amber joined NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland's staff in June 2012 as the Outreach and Communications Coordinator.
Annaliese Johnson, Organizer
Annaliese is a recent graduate of Rutgers University, where she majored in History and Cultural Anthropology. Combining her love of feminism and history, she wrote her senior thesis on the shifting access to abortions that New Jersey women experienced after the landmark Roe v. Wade decision. She previously interned at Pathways to Housing DC, and remains passionate about making safe housing affordable and available to all. When she is not busy fighting for reproductive justice, Annaliese can usually be found running along the Crescent Trail.
Katie Greenwood, Organizer
Katie is a recent graduate of Towson University. She combined a degree in International Studies with a degree in Women and Gender Studies focusing on global developments and their effects on women. She spent five months studying women in Islamic literature and Bollywood films at the University of Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh, India. She plans on pursuing a masterís degree in Womenís Studies and using her experience at NARAL to pursue a career in womenís reproductive health and justice.
Ella, Outreach and Communications Intern
Ella is a senior at George Washington University from Cleveland, Ohio. She is majoring in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies with a double minor in Socio-Cultural Anthropology and International Affairs. In addition to her passion for reproductive rights, Ella enjoys traveling and spent the fall semester of her junior year studying in Pune, India.
Anna, Policy and Legislative Intern
Anna is a sophomore at George Washington University majoring in Theatre and Political Science. She first became active in womenís reproductive health when going to her high school clinic helped her and her friends get free access to birth control. She previously interned for Congressman Keith Ellison focusing on women and immigrant issues. After college, she plans on going to law school.