Speakers Bureau and Media Contact List

The Floridians for Reproductive Freedom Speakers Bureau and Media Contact List is a central resource for civic groups, professors/instructors, and the media. Please use the list below to identify our members who can provide expert presentations, serve on panel discussions, and/or be interviewed on reproductive health, reproductive rights, and reproductive justice. The geographical area covered by each person is noted.

Power U Center for Social Change
Samantha Daley, Reproductive Justice Organizer
Miami Dade
Abortion Access; Adolescent Reproductive Health; Contraception; Emergency Contraception; Intersectionality and Reproductive Justice; Sexuality Education – Advocacy; Sexually Transmitted Diseases/Infections

Florida National Organization for Women (NOW)
Barbara DeVane, Lobbyist and Tallahassee NOW Vice President
Mostly Central and N. FL
Advocacy / Legislative Process, Grassroots Organizing, Reproductive Rights Movement, Women’s Rights

Florida National Organization for Women (NOW)
Melina Farley-Barratt, Legislative Director
Everywhere between Tallahassee and Orlando, possibly down to Cape Coral/Naples
Advocacy / Legislative Process, Grassroots Organizing, LGBTQ Reproductive Health & Rights, Reproductive Justice / Intersectionality, Reproductive Rights Movement, Sex Education – Advocacy, Sex and Sexuality, Transgender Rights & Reproductive Health/Rights, Women’s Rights

Women’s Alliance of Southwest Florida
Dr. Lisa Freund, Legislative Director
SWFL and South Florida
Grassroots Organizing, Editorial writing (Commentaries, Letter-to-the-Editor)

Laura Goodhue, of Planned Parenthood, speaks to the press.

Florida Alliance Planned Parenthood Affiliates
Laura Goodhue, Executive Director
Tallahassee, Gainesville, Orlando, South FL
Abortion Access, Abortion Provision / Abortion Methods, Advocacy / Legislative Process, Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Fake Clinics, Grassroots Organizing, Male Reproductive Health, Reproductive Rights Movement, Sex Education – Advocacy, Sex Education – Instruction, Sex and Sexuality, Sexually Transmitted Diseases/Infections, TRAP and Other Abortion Barrier Laws

Empowering Pinellas Youth Collaborative
Dr. Linsey Grove, Co-Chair
Central Florida (Pinellas to the Space Coast; Manatee to Hernando)
Adolescent Reproductive Health, Advocacy / Legislative Process, Contraception, Sex Education – Advocacy, Sex Education – Instruction, Sex and Sexuality, Sexually Transmitted Diseases/Infections, Youth Issues

Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates
Laura Hernandez, Legislative Manager
Tallahassee, Orlando, Miami / Broward
Abortion Access, Advocacy / Legislative Process, Grassroots Organizing, Reproductive Rights Movement

USFSP
Jill McCracken, Associate Professor
Tampa Bay area including all counties
Adolescent Reproductive Health, Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Grassroots Organizing, LGBTQ Reproductive Health & Rights, Sex Education – Advocacy, Sex Education – Instruction, Sex and Sexuality, Sexually Transmitted Diseases/Infections, Transgender Rights & Reproductive Health/Rights, Women’s Rights, Youth Issues, sex work, prostitution, and trafficking in the sex industry

Florida National Organization for Women (NOW)
Kim Porteous, President
Statewide.
Abortion Access, Advocacy / Legislative Process, Grassroots Organizing, Reproductive Rights Movement, Women’s Rights, I am a former gestational carrier (surrogate) and speak on the how the fight for reproductive rights also includes the rights to choose to be a gestational surrogate, to be an egg donor, and even the right to be a sex worker. Your Body, Your Choice!

Presidential Women’s Center
Mona Reis, Founder
Palm Beach County
Abortion Access, Abortion Provision / Abortion Methods, Adolescent Reproductive Health, Advocacy / Legislative Process, Fake Clinics, Reproductive Rights Movement

Florida National Organization for Women (NOW)
Terry Sanders, Board Secretary
Brevard, Indian River County, Volusia, St Lucie Counties
Abortion Access, Abortion Provision / Abortion Methods, Advocacy / Legislative Process, Contraception, Fake Clinics, Grassroots Organizing, Sex Education – Advocacy, TRAP and Other Abortion Barrier Laws, Women’s Rights

League of Women Voters of Florida
Jo Shim, Reproductive Health & Justice Chair
Brevard, Indian River and Volusia counties
Advocacy / Legislative Process, Sex Education – Advocacy, Sexually Transmitted Diseases/Infections, Women’s Rights

Charo Valero, of National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, speaks at the Florida Capitol.

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health – FL LAN
Charo Valero, Florida State Policy Director
South and Central Florida
Advocacy / Legislative Process; Fake Clinics; Grassroots Organizing; Intersectionality and Reproductive Justice; LGBTQ Reproductive Health & Rights; Transgender Rights & Reproductive Health/Rights; Women’s Rights

Progress Florida
Amy Weintraub, Reproductive Rights Program Director
Statewide with plenty of notice. Tampa Bay region on short notice.
Abortion Access, Emergency Contraception, Fake Clinics, Reproductive Rights Movement, Sex Education – Advocacy, TRAP and Other Abortion Barrier Laws, Women’s Rights, Self-Managed Abortion / Medication Abortion

Pro Choice Advocacy League and POLK County NOW
Donna Windsor
Polk
Abortion Access, Advocacy / Legislative Process, Fake Clinics, Grassroots Organizing, Reproductive Rights Movement, Women’s Rights, Escorting patients; Grassroots Organizing; Women’s Rights