Board of Directors

About the Board

General Board Role & Responsibilities

The MSFC Board of Directors is responsible for supporting the organization’s long-term strategic plan and its financial health. Participation on MSFC’s board offers individuals a great opportunity for leadership experience with a team passionate about reproductive justice. While we recognize that many of our medical student board members have served as Student Leaders at their local chapters, the role of a board member is different from that of a Student Leader.

Members of the Board of Directors are elected to serve up to three years with a possibility for term renewal. Board membership requires substantial accountability to the organization. There are three meetings, either virtual or in person, during each board year, and board members are expected to join one committee with remote meetings approximately every other month. Board members are also required to support MSFC’s fundraising efforts in some capacity.

Application for Board Members


Membership: Membership on the Board of Directors is open to both medical students (Medical Student Application) and non-students (Professional Member Application) who are passionate about MSFC’s mission of supporting future abortion providers and advocates.

This year, we are recruiting several professional members from diverse fields around the globe. We are also interested in professional members with non-profit finance and accounting experiences.

Medical Students for Choice especially welcomes applications who identify as Black, Indigenous, and other persons of color; persons who identify along the gender expansive spectrum; persons with disabilities; and others who may contribute to diversification of ideas and commitments to MSFC’s global constituency.

Application Process 

In order to be considered for general Board membership, please send your completed application along with a current copy of your CV to the Nomination Committee Chair, Patricia Gonzales Huama, at [email protected]. Final selection to the Board of Directors will occur following a meeting of the full Board in June.

Application Deadline
Applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm EST on Monday, April 24, 2023. We want the application process to be accessible – if you have any questions (no question is too small!) regarding the application requirements or experience of serving on the Board, please email us at [email protected].

For more information about MSFC’s Board of Directors please review these Frequently Asked Questions or email [email protected]

2022-2023 Board of Directors

Dango Mwambene, President
University of Cape Town – Faculty of Health Sciences

Hanna Amanuel, President-Elect
Harvard Medical School

Kalin J. Gregory-Davis, Past-President
University of Vermont – Larner College of Medicine

Jennifer Levine-Fried, CPA, Treasurer

Rose Al Abosy
Boston University School of Medicine

Danna Ghafir
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Patricia Gonzales
Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas

Sabrina Holmquist, MD, MPH
University of Chicago, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Jessica Mecklosky
Tulane University School of Medicine

Paul Oliveira Silva
Ford Foundation

Ian James Peake
Oklahoma University – TU School of Community Medicine

Hadiza Thompson
University of Ilorin – College of Health Sciences

Melissa Torres-Montoya, JD, MPH
If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice

Lin-Fan Wang, MD, MPH
Einstein Montgomery Family Practice

Allison Whitney