Board of Directors
David Avallone is the director of our organization’s viral video campaign. He was exposed to feminist activism from a very early age: his mother Fran Avallone was a founder of the Right to Choose in New Jersey, and she served as State Coordinator from 1973 to 1995. He lives in Hollywood, California and makes films, and has served on the Bard College Alumni Board of Governors since 1997.
Nancy Harkness is an activist and media and entertainment industry executive and entrepreneur, who has advised private equity and venture capital firms, media, entertainment and technology companies as well as companies in lifestyle and branding on M&A, corporate investment and growth strategies. She was General Counsel & Executive Vice President, Business Affairs & Government Relations of Bug Music, a Spectrum Equity portfolio company and one of the world’s largest independent music publishers, where she oversaw M&A activities and headed investor and lender relations. Previously, she led the Intellectual Property and Media & Sports practices for the Los Angeles offices of two national law firms, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal and Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld and was a senior executive at Universal Studios and Motown Record Company. Nancy was one of the first woman executives in professional sports as Assistant General Manager of the Harlem Globetrotters. A long-time advocate for human and civil rights, she has been a supporter of NARAL Pro-Choice America and a member of the board of CARAL. Nancy is on the Steering Committee of Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors Fund and a member of the Creative Council of Represent.Us. She also is on the Board of Advisors for Hiring America, a television company devoted to assisting military veterans and their families find jobs and support services.
Gina Loukareas is a Boston-based writer, digital strategist, and activist.
Heidi Neurauter is a mother, writer, and activist. A long time ago, she grew up in Chicago and moved to Brooklyn. She has followed many professional passions over the years, from the editorial department at The Population Council to a brief stint as an actor on Comedy Central. She wishes she didn’t have to fight so hard for her daughter’s generation, but she’s not giving up until the battle’s won.
Kellie Overbey, originally from Kentucky, is a New York actress, writer, knitter, feminist, Democrat, Scorpio, wife, aunt, Science Fiction fan and lover of Boston Terriers. She’s appeared in numerous TV and film projects, as well as in almost fifty plays. She wrote the screenplay for the film That’s What She Said, which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and is available on Netflix. She believes reproductive care is healthcare, and that abortion is a human right.
Martha Plimpton is a United States Citizen, actress, and sometimes writer based in New York. She has appeared in over 35 films, dozens of television programs, and on stage in theaters large and small for over 30 years. She has been politically active since she was a teenager, marching for women’s reproductive freedom in the 80, 90s, and now, unfortunately, the 10s. She has lobbied Congress on behalf of Planned Parenthood and has spoken out for women’s reproductive rights at campuses and rallies across the country. Martha will work to see that a woman’s right to physical self-determination becomes the standard in America for as long as it takes.
Shannon Woodward is an actress and activist living in Los Angeles, CA.