Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice

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Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice


In 2009, the following worked for the Coalition:[1]

Board of Directors

Executive Committee:

  • Carol Blowers, Chair - Director of Government Affairs, Family Planning Advocates of NY State
  • F. Alexis Roberson, Vice Chair - President and CEO, Opportunities, Industrialization Center of DC
  • Richard Simms, Treasurer - Executive Director, DC Center for Independent Living
  • Lloyd Steffen, Secretary - University Chaplain, Professor and Dept. Chair, Ethics; Dept. of Religion Studies, Lehigh University
  • Ann Hanson, Chair of the Council of Governors - United Church of Christ, Justice & Witness Ministries
  • Reverend Loey Powell, Immediate Past Chair of the Board - United Church of Christ, Justice & Witness Ministries
  • Dr. Reverend Carlton W. Veazey, President and CEO (ex officio) - Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice


  • Barbara Avery, Eastern Region Affiliate Representative, Ohio RCRC
  • Joan Brannick, Former Chief Executive of the Pension Boards, United Church of Christ
  • Rita Nakashima Brock, Founding Co-Director, Faith Voices for the Common Good
  • Reverend Ken Brooker Langston, Director, The Disciples Justice Action Network (DJAN)
  • LeRoy Carhart, MD, Lt. Col., USAF MC (Retired), Abortionist
  • Reverend Steve Clapp, President, Christian Community
  • Rabbi Steven Jacobs, Retired Spiritual Leader, Temple Kol Tikvah, Woodland Hills, California
  • [[Nazir U. Khaja, MD, Torrance (CA) Memorial Medical Center
  • Frances Kissling, Retired President, Catholics for Choice; Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University
  • Joan LaMunyon-Sanford, Western Region Affiliate Representative, New Mexico RCRC
  • Rabbi David Levy, Spiritual Leader, Temple Shalom, Randolph, New Jersey
  • Reverend Timothy McDonald III]], Pastor, First Iconium Baptist Church, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jill Morrison, Senior Counsel, National Women’s Law Center
  • Berit Muh, Chief Financial Officer, Sutter Securities
  • Reverend Aaron Payson, Pastor, Unitarian Universalist Church of Worcester (MA)
  • Alton Pollard III, Dean, Howard University School of Divinity
  • Meredith Schonfeld-Hicks, State Policy Coordinator, Advocates for Youth
  • Linda Taggart, R.N., Retired Administrator, Ladies Center/Community Health Care Center, Pensacola

Melissa Winham]], United Methodist Student Movement

Council of Governors

  • Ann Hanson, Chair - United Church of Christ Justice & Witness Ministries
  • Linda Bales, Vice Chair - United Methodist Church General Board of Church & Society



Executive Department:

  • Reverend Dr. Carlton W. Veazey, President & CEO
  • Sonya Crudup, Chief Operating Officer
  • Carolyn Miller, Accountant
  • Rosslyn Casey, Office Manager
  • Christine McCoy, Administrative Assistant
  • Cindy LeRoux, Program Manager, South Africa Initiative
  • Marjorie Signer, Director, Communications Department
  • [[Alex McNeill, Director, Fund Development Department
  • Reverend [[Matthew Westfox, Director, Interfaith Outreach
  • [[Delia Allen-O’Brien, Director, Information Technology Department
  • Reverend Penny Willis, Director, MultiCultural Programs Department
  • Nicolette Paterson, Director, Public Policy Department
  • Sara Fatell, Interim Director, Spiritual Youth for Reproductive Freedom


  1. RCRC: 2009 Annual Report
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