Debbie Bamberger, MS, WHNP-BC
Debbie Bamberger has been a women's health nurse practitioner for 17 years. She trained at UCSF. She is currently lead clinician at Planned Parenthood Shasta Pacific's El Cerrito clinic. Debbie also co-founded The Women's Community Clinic, San Francisco's only free clinic run by women, for women. She has been working in women's health since 1986.
Liz Banks, FNP
Liz Banks obtained her Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University and her Masters degree from the University of Florida as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She pursued her long term desire to specialize in family planning and reproductive health by joining Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette in May of 2000. After working as a full-time clinician for 11 years, she is now serving as the affiliate’s Director of Clinical Services where she continues to expand training opportunities for advanced practice clinicians in family planning and abortion care.
Joyce Cappiello, MS, FNP
Joyce Cappiello has a strong interest and commitment to the field of reproductive health care of women. She is the director of the Reproductive Options Education Consortium for Nursing (The ROE Consortium) at the Abortion Access Project in Cambridge, MA. She is a nurse practitioner at the Feminist Health Center of Portsmouth, NH, providing women and their partners with comprehensive reproductive health care as well. As an Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing at the University of New Hampshire, she teaches family and adult nurse practitioner students. Combining her academic and clinical interests, she is conducting qualitative research on women's experience of decision making with medical abortion while pursuing her PhD.
Loren Fields, MSN, NP-C, WHNP-BC
Loren Fields is the lead clinician at Planned Parenthood of Southern New England’s Meriden affiliate. She provides medication abortion and was the first clinician at the affiliate to be trained in uterine aspiration. Her current advocacy work focuses on using miscarriage management as platform to gain uterine aspiration skills in settings with legal barriers to providing abortion. She was co-coordinator of Yale’s Nursing Students for Choice from 2009-2010. She continues at at Yale as a preceptor, lecturer and mentor. She is passionate about reproductive ethics, abortion care, and scope of practice.
Nikole Gettings, CNM
Nikole Gettings has been providing well woman gynecology and abortion follow up care with Memphis Center for Reproductive Health for 3 years. Ms. Gettings has a special interest in adolescent sexual healthcare. She has a Masters in Nursing from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. During her coursework she completed an elective mentorship on adolescent sexuality and integrating feminist healthcare for adolescents. In addition, she has been trained and certified as a Centering Pregnancy Provider. Ms. Gettings believes women should be supported throughout their lives in all areas of reproductive health through education, clinical services, and support networks.
Lynn Hayden, MS, NP, CNM
Lynn Hayden is a certified nurse midwife with 20 years of clinical experience in midwifery, well woman gynecology, family planning and abortion care. She received her BSN at Molloy College, her MSN at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and her Certificate in Midwifery at Columbia University. While working as a staff midwife at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx she became interested in abortion care. Presently, a Lead Clinician at Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette in Portland Oregon, Ms. Hayden was trained in medication abortions in 2003 and has been providing aspiration abortions since 2007. She has trained OHSU OB/GYN and Family Medicine Residents and is currently training her fellow Advanced Practice Clinicians in aspiration abortions.
Beth Kruse, MS, ARNP, CNM
NAF Clinical Liaison
Beth Kruse is a certified nurse-midwife who joined the National Abortion Federation in 2005 as Associate Director of Clinical Services, after many rewarding years of clinical practice and research experience in abortion care (particularly medical abortion). She has participated as national and international faculty in NAF's Medical Abortion Education Program since 1995, published abortion-related articles in peer-reviewed journals, and been an invited speaker at meetings of numerous professional associations in the U.S. and abroad. Beth has served as the state of Washington's representative to Midwives for Choice from its inception, subsequently accepting a seat on the National Advisory Committee for Clinicians for Choice where she is currently NAF's Clinical Liaison. In addition to her work with NAF and on the Advisory Committee, Beth is a clinician with the Department of Public Health Family Planning Program of Seattle/King County.
Jini Tanenhaus PA-C, MA
Jini Tanenhaus is a Physician Assistant and has over twenty years of experience as a primary care medical provider specializing in adolescent and reproductive health, and as a Pro-Choice advocate. For the past 13 years she has worked at Planned Parenthood of New York City in several different capacities, most recently as a Clinician Trainer. As a provider, she initiated medical abortion services at PPNYC in 1996 and over the past 10 years has been faculty for numerous training workshops and presentations on medical abortion and other reproductive health issues, representing PPNYC, PPFA and the National Abortion Federation's medical abortion education program. Prior to this position she served as the Director of Quality Assurance at PPNYC and as a quality consultant for NAF. She is the Clinicians for Choice state contact for New York and a member of the Advisory Committee.