Board of Directors

About the Board

General Board Role and 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 and non-students 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 experience.

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 the diversification of ideas and commitments to MSFC’s global constituency.

Application Process

To be considered for general Board membership, please download (see links below) and complete the application form. Once done, send it along with a current copy of your CV to the Nomination Committee Chair, Ololade Sanusi, at The final selection of candidates for the Board of Directors will be made during a meeting of the entire Board in June 2024.

Application forms:

Application Deadline

Applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm EST on Thursday, April 25th, 2024. 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

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

2023-2024 Board of Directors

Hanna Amanuel, President
Harvard Medical School

Danna Ghafir, President-Elect
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

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

Lin-Fan Wang, MD, MPH, Treasurer
Family Medicine / Family Planning

Rose Al Abosy, MD
University of Washington | Obstetrics & Gynecology

Richard Adejumobi
Obafemi Awolowo University College of Health Sciences

Michael Belmonte, MD
Obstetrics & Gynecology/ Complex Family Planning

Kristyn Brandi, MD, MPH
Obstetrics & Gynecology/ Complex Family Planning

Clemence Cuillerot
Boston University School of Medicine

Patricia Gonzales, MD
Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas

Supriya Kohli
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine

Katherine Kramer, MD, MS
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Sarah McNeilly
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Jessica Mecklosky, MD
University of California San Francisco | Pediatrics

Adeola Oni-Orisan, MD, PhD
Family Medicine

Hedwige “Didi” Saint Louis, MD, MPH
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Ololade Sanusi, MD
Family Medicine

Hadiza Thompson, MBBS
University of Ilorin – College of Health Sciences

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

Paula Valino Ramos
Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis

Robin von Davies
Washington State University Floyd College of Medicine

Allison Whitney
ACOG Director of GME