About Us: Co-Chairs

The Women's Health Task Force is co-chaired by Carolyn Jacobson of the Coalition of Labor Union Women and Aimee Gallagher of the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health (NPWH.

Carolyn J. Jacobson

Carolyn J. Jacobson serves as the director of the Coalition of Labor Union Women's (CLUW), Cervical Cancer Prevention Works Project - whose goal is to reduce cervical cancer rates and disparities among working women by promoting increased cervical screening and annual follow up for union women and their families. Carolyn also serves as the director of CLUWs Contraceptive Equity Project (CEP), whose goal is to strive to make certain that all union members have access to the full range of contraceptive prescriptions and devices under their respective health plans. The Coalition of Labor Union Women is the only national organization representing union women. It is open to all union members. Carolyn has been a member since its founding in 1974. Since graduation from college in 1972, Carolyn has worked in the labor movement on a variety of issues, especially those of particular concern to women workers. A graduate of the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University, she also holds a Master's Degree in Public Relations from American University. Contact Carolyn: cjacobson@cluw.org or 202-508-6901.

Aimee Gallagher

Aimee Gallagher is the Director of Health Policy and Communications for the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health (NPWH). She received her Masters of Public Health, with a concentration in Global Health Promotion and a BS in Biology and BA in French from Bucknell University. Aimee took a year off from her graduate studies to fulfill a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship in Dakar, Senegal. While in Dakar, Aimee served as a research assistant for maternal and child health issues, an intern at SAHARA (Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS Research Alliance), a translator for the University of Cheikh Anta Diop's Global Health Department, as well as a volunteer at a Franciscan orphanage for abandoned or orphaned Senegalese children. Aimee also was a member of Rotary's Group Study Exchange Program to Thailand, Laos and Cambodia in 2010, where she learned about healthcare in the respective countries. Aimee is fluent in French and has a working knowledge of Arabic and Wolof. Aimee can be reached at agallagher@npwh.org or 202-543-9693 ext. 5.

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