Meet PERIOD.

A Global Network

PERIOD. is composed of hundreds of youth chapter members, grassroots organizers, service partners, and a network of partner organizations and companies. To learn more, visit our Get Involved page to find out which partnership is the right fit for you.

See below to learn more about our Team and Youth Advisory Council applications!

Our Team

Ameer Abdul, he/him

National Campaign Manager

Michela Bedard, she/her

Executive Director

Tamiko Chambers, she/her

State of the Period Project Manager

Kate Barker Swindell, she/her

Service & Operations Manager

Nicky Dawkins, she/her

National Community Manager

Aydan Garland-Miner, she/her

National Chapter Coordinator

Shruti Gautam, she/her

National Policy Research Intern

Olivia Jenkinson, she/her

Service Associate

Annabelle Jin, she/her

National Chapter Resources Intern

Damaris Pereda, she/her

National Programs Director

Emily Swanigan, she/her

National Communications Manager

Dara Wilk, she/her

Development Director

Velika Yasay, she/her

Webmaster and Database Administrator

Youth Advisory Council Cohort

The Youth Advisory Council is a governance committee tasked with supporting the work of PERIOD by providing insight and advice to PERIOD’s programs and strategy. The group consists of 12 activists, ages 14-25, who meet bi-monthly to tackle essential questions and provide strategic advice to PERIOD staff and Board of Directors. Council Members are the voice and face of PERIOD's youth activists, and will ensure that the voices and diversity of young activists are heard and represented in PERIOD’s decision making and program design.

Introducing our NEW 2022-2024 Youth Advisory Council Cohort!

Alyssa Stenson

she/they

Antoilyn Nguyen

they/them

Asia Brown

she/her

Denia Brielle Smith

she/her

Evan Gates

he/him

Juhi Pandit

she/her

Liz Soyemi

she/her

Mansai Gajjalapurna

she/her

Miranda Lu

she/her

Regan Moss

she/her

Salika Vummaro

she/her

Stacey Johnson

she/her

Board of Directors

Kirsten Brady

Board Chair

Founding Board President, Project Lemonade

Dr. Charis Chambers

Board Certified OBGYN and Menstrual
Health Educator

Ajay Doshi

Board Treasurer

VP of Finance, Northwest Permanente

Lisa Denike, MD

Pediatrician/MD; Regional Chief of Pediatrics at Northwest Permanente

Shari Dunn

CEO/Principal, ITBOM LLC

Kristin Rios

Corporate Engagement and
Experiences Executive, Advocate and
Activist for Women’s Health Equity

Jasmine Shabazz

Graduate Student at Furman
University; Student Advisory
Committee, American Society for
Emergency Contraception

Amber Wynne

Undergraduate Student at Hampton
University; Student Advisory
Committee, American Society for
Emergency Contraception, In our
Own Voice Leadership Fellow

Want to join the team?

When positions with PERIOD are open, you'll find them listed below! No positions currently listed? Check back soon!

For volunteering opportunities, please email info@period.org.

Our Global Network

PERIOD. is composed of hundreds of youth chapter members, grassroots organizers, service partners, and a network of partner organizations and companies. To learn more, visit our Get Involved page to find out which partnership is the right fit for you.