Meet the Team
Founder & Project Director
Stephanie is an advocate for young people's access to the full range of reproductive healthcare that they may need, including abortion care, prenatal care and birth care that respects their dignity and decision-making ability. She is a judicial bypass attorney, and serves on the board of the Birth Rights Bar Association.
Allison is a digital strategist and reproductive justice advocate based in St. Louis, MO. Her goal is to increase awareness and drive traffic to the text line, so that ALL Missourians can have knowledge of and access the full range of reproductive health care options available to them. Allison is also a board member at Pro-Choice Missouri and facilitates clinic escort training for St. Louis metro area clinics.
Dr. Kathryn LaRoche, PhD
Cari Sietstra, JD
Technical & Development Advisor
Ms. Sietstra is an expert in advancing new reproductive health and justice projects, and a Principal of Cambridge Reproductive Health Consultants. She lends her technical and fundraising expertise to the text line.
Prof. Michelle Oberman, JD
Legal Research Advisor
Prof. Oberman is an internationally-recognized legal scholar on the legal and ethical issues surrounding adolescent pregnancy and parenthood. She advises the project on developing legal resources for young people.
Pamela Merritt, Executive Director of Medical Students for Choice
Graci D'Amore, Program & Operations Coordinator, Jane's Due Process
Stephanie Kraft Sheley, JD, MHA
Digital Media Consultant
Dr. LaRoche is an experienced health services researcher. She works with the text line to develop protocols for testing, feedback and evaluation.