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NWHN's 3rd Annual Fall Reception: celebrating Cindy Pearson's 20th Anniversary with the network.

On November 5, 2007, over 100 guests gathered at Washington's Goethe Institut to celebrate Cindy's 20th Anniversary with NWHN. The event, the Network's 3rd Annual Fall Reception, was a huge success. Those in attendance included NWHN and Collective Voice members, friends and colleagues of the Network, current and former Board members, a co-founder, former NWHN interns, business sponsors, students, Cindy's family, and other supporters from across the country. The event was also a fundraising success, generating $42,000 for the Network. We thank everyone who came out to the event, and a special note of appreciation to our generous sponsors, who provided the momentum and support to produce the event. (More photographs are available online at:


Cindy Pearson honors pioneer activists in the women's health movement: Barbara Seaman, co-founder of the NWHN (left); and Carol Downer, co-founder of SelfHelp Clinic and the L.A. Feminist Women's Health Center (right).

Adams National Bank event sponsors enjoyed their first NWHN event. Pictured are: Jeanne Hubbard (second from left), President and CEO; with Vice-Presidents Ali Kianersi (left), Bobbie Hart (second from right), and Terrell Braden (right).


Cindy's fans team up to celebrate (in order): Susan Schewel, NWHN Board Treasurer and Executive Director of the Greater Philadelphia Women's Medical Fund; Becky Chalker, author of the Complete Cervical Cap Guide; Kim Lau, NWHN Board Chair and professor of American Studies at U.C. Santa Cruz; Dara Mendez, public health student; Malika Redmond, NWHN Board Administrative Vice Chair and founder of the International Black Youth Summit; and Jill Battalen, NWHN Director of Individual Giving.


Audrey Sheppard, Women's Health Consulting (left); Nikki Heidepriem, Heidepriem & Mager, Inc., an event sponsor (center); and Amy Allina, NWHN Program Director (right), strategize about the latest women's health issues.


Cindy Pearson speaks in appreciation to the guests.


Cindy Pearson (center) congratulates sponsors from the Adams National Bank Terrell Braden (left) and Ali Kianersi (right).


Collective Voice members and event sponsors Phil Corfman, former FDA Medical Officer (left); and Representative Maxine Grad (D-VT) (right); share stories with Byllye Avery (second from left) and Jill Battalen (second from right), NWHN's Director of Individual Giving.

Dina Morad, National Women's Law Center (left); Malika Redmond, NWHN Board member and founder of the International Black Youth Summit (center); and Ali-Sha Alleman, Executive Director of Ramona's Way (right), get acquainted at the event.


Kiesha McCurtis, NWHN's Health Information Coordinator (center), speaks about her work with students from Georgetown University's Complementary & Alternative Medicine Program.

Event program speakers Judy Norsigian, Executive Director of Our Bodies Ourselves (left); and Byllye Avery, former NWHN Board member and founder of the Avery Institute for Social Change (far right); talk with Latasha Jackson, NWHN's Office Coordinator (left); and Sara Lake, NWHN intern (right).


Dr. Elizabeth Suiter, a physician with the Unity Health Center and a former NWHN intern, toasts Cindy's 20th anniversary with the NWHN.

Reception Sponsors


Lyle Pearson Company


Adams National Bank

Marcia and Franz Allina

Avalon Consulting

Prudence Bovee Copywriting

Brown & Szaller Co. LPA

Carol Fontein & David S. Cohen

Dr. Adriane Fugh-Berman

General Systems Corporation

Representative Maxine Grad

Nikki Heidepriem

Hyman, Phelps & McNamara

Malcolm Jones

Mary Ann Leeper

Yael Mesa

NWHN Board of Directors

Janet Stallmeyer

Venable LLP

Mariamne Whatley & Nancy Worcester

Mr. Stacey Zones



Patricia Antonisse

Shellie Ellis

International Partnership for Microbicides

Mari Mennel-Bell

Carolyn Rapp

Reproductive Health Technologies Project, Inc.

Tobyanne Sidman

T/C Mailing, Inc.

Sally Zierler


Atlanta Feminist Women's HealthCenter

Dr. Philip Corfman

Cynthia Choi

Alaine Duncan

Feminist Women's Health Centers of Northern California

Susan & Edward Ferguson

Susan K. Flinn

Anne Kasper

Natalie Moss, CPA

National Research Center for Women and Families

Gale & Milo Pearson

Rena Popkin

Jonathan Raymond

William Schultz

Washington Area Women's Foundation

Judith Waxman

Special Thanks to--Ecoprint & Roger Telschow
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