Our Advisory Board
Chelsea Altman cares deeply that women have the right to choose what’s best for their bodies and get the care they need regardless of race, religion, geography, or finances. She also owns some yummy restaurants in Brooklyn.
Amy Brenneman is best known as an actress (Judging Amy, Private Practice,The Leftovers) but she is also a prolific producer, director and an outspoken and award-winning activist and advocate for girls’ and women’s empowerment, including access to safe abortion. Most recently, Brenneman, along with eight other women, filed an amicus brief in the Texas abortion case Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, telling their personal stories of how their abortions allowed them to take control of their lives and plan for their futures. On June 27, 2016, the Supreme Court ruled 5-3 that Texas cannot place restrictions on the delivery of abortion services that create an undue burden for women seeking an abortion. Amy was honored for her work for women’s reproductive rights at the Feminist Majority Foundation’s 11th Annual Global Women’s Rights Awards.
Kathryn Erbe is a Brooklyn-based mother, actress, and animal loving activist. In addition to supporting A is For and reproductive rights, she is also an advocate for the North Shore Animal League America.
Richard Samson is Vice President and Assistant General Counsel to The New York Times Company and its various media and digital properties. Previously, he was a producer of theater including the Cole Porter musical “High Society” on Broadway. He is a frequent speaker on intellectual property issues and technology. As a writer, he has been published in The New York Times. As a human, he is a fervent believer in protecting rights of all kinds.
Luke Warner has worked for fifteen years in nonprofit and social enterprise communications, development, governance and administration. His roles have included Associate Director of Development & Communications at Honor the Earth, personal assistant to Winona LaDuke, editor at Women’s Aid, mentor at the Los Angeles LGBT Center, and communications and risk consultant for Peace Brigades International. Luke is a dyed in the wool volunteer, feminist and Indigo Girls fan. He votes in Los Angeles and in London where he currently lives with his partner, Sarah, and their 2 uteri.
Rye Young is the Executive Director of Third Wave Fund which supports and strengthens youth-led gender justice activism focusing on efforts that advance the political power, well-being, and self-determination of communities of color and low-income communities. He serves on the Board of Directors of the New York Abortion Access Fund and Funders for LGBTQ Issues. Rye is passionate about expanding opportunities for communities who are most affected by of our advocacy yet remain marginalized in our movements and in philanthropy. He is an avid cook, and ferocious lover of bingo.