Advocacy Leaders

The Momentum Gretchen Carlson Advocacy Fellowship

Gretchen Carlson Advocacy Fellows take a central role in our advocacy campaign to change public policies across the nation and acquire the skills to lead others to do the same. By the end of their training, Carlson Fellows have what it takes to help families everywhere be healthy and strong.

Carlson Fellows participate in advocacy trainings via web meetings, educational opportunities, special projects and outreach to policymakers, as well as an exciting three-day event in Washington, DC with policymakers and leaders.

Maryland - E. Starr Barbour

E. Starr Barbour has over 15 years of executive leadership experience with some of America’s top companies including General Electric, IBM and Accenture.
E. Starr Barbour

Pennsylvania - Hannah Bergbower

Hannah Bergbower, RN BSN MPH, began working as a Registered Nurse in 2010 after graduating from Lakeview College of Nursing. She worked at a community hospital as an OB Tech and first experienced the calling of maternal child health.
Hannah Bergbower

Arizona - Breann Bierman-Vogt

Breann Bierman-Vogt is a full-time mom, part-time marketing professional and volunteer advocate for mothers and babies.
Breann Bierman-Vogt

Georgia - Dr. Carolyn Brooks

Dr. Carolyn Brooks is a Director of Strategic Initiatives on the Product Development team at UnitedHealthcare Community & State where she is responsible for designing, implementing and scaling products and programs aimed to improve health outcomes.
Dr. Carolyn Brooks

Indiana - Emily Collins

Emily Collins is a graduate of the University of Dayton and is a former Army officer. After leaving the military, Emily received a Master of Arts in Teaching and has since taught 2nd and 3rd grade. Emily is a mother of 3, including a recent NICU graduate.
Emily Collins

California - Ashley Cooper

Ashley Cooper is a Southern California native, foster care adoptee and the proud mother of four-year-old twins. She currently serves as Director of Development at the USC Annenberg School for Communications and Journalism.
Ashley Cooper

Indiana - Dr. Andrea L. DeMaria

Dr. Andrea L. DeMaria is a tenure-track Assistant Professor within the Department of Consumer Science at Purdue University and the first faculty hire at Purdue with a joint appointment in the Public Health Graduate Program
Dr. Andrea L. DeMaria

Illinois - Gail Schnitzer Eisenberg

Gail Schnitzer Eisenberg is a civil rights attorney at Stowell & Friedman, Ltd., focusing on workplace discrimination and harassment. She was elected New Trier Township Trustee in 2017 to a four-year term.
Gail Schnitzer Eisenberg

Arizona - April Hamilton

April Hamilton is Assistant General Counsel on the Employment and Litigation team at GoDaddy. She has previously practiced in the areas of education law, business and government litigation.
April Hamilton

Louisiana - Dr. Meghan Howell

Dr. Meghan Howell is a board certified pediatrician and assistant professor of pediatrics through Tulane University School of Medicine. She attended graduate school, medical school and completed her pediatrics residency at Tulane
Dr. Meghan Howell

South Carolina - Kate Morrow

Kate Morrow, of Columbia, South Carolina, has over ten years of experience as a senior level executive in health care communications and non-profit management. She is passionate about her community, and increasing awareness on premature labor.
Kate Morrow

Illinois - Jaidalyn Rand-Ousley

Jaidalyn Rand-Ousley leads a team of community wellness workers in conducting in-home wellness visits for seniors, single mothers, and other special need populations. With a Master’s Degree in public health, she has spent years working and volunteering.
Jaidalyn Rand-Ousley