Nan Strauss, Director of Policy and Research Nan recently authored “Doula Care in NYC: Advancing the Goals of the Affordable Care Act,” which paired research on the benefits of doula care with personal accounts from women and doulas documenting the need to expand access to doula care for all women in New York City. Previously, Nan served as the Director of Maternal Health Research and Policy at Amnesty International USA, where she worked on maternal and reproductive health and health care from a human rights perspective. She was a co-author of the groundbreaking report, Deadly Delivery: The Maternal Health Care Crisis in the USA in 2010. Her advocacy and policy work has included Congressional briefings on the U.S. maternal health crisis and work developing and strengthening federal and state legislation. Prior to joining Amnesty, Nan worked as a staff attorney at the Center for Reproductive Rights, where she litigated cases in federal court.

Sang Hee Won, Project Director Sang Hee oversees CiC’s efforts to provide peer-led childbirth education classes to expecting, underserved families in New York City. She comes to CiC with over a decade of experience working to improve maternal and reproductive health and justice both domestically and internationally. Prior to joining CiC, she was the Project Director for the Severe Maternal Morbidity Surveillance Project at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. She has also worked for the National Institute for Reproductive Health, the Averting Maternal Death and Disability Program, the RAISE Initiative and Family Planning Advocates of New York State. She received her BA from Grinnell College in Iowa and an MPH from Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health.