OUR ADVISORY BOARD
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.
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.
Britt Kornmann Bio coming soon.
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 Miller Bio coming soon.
Lauren Rankin Bio coming soon.
Richard Samson Bio coming soon.
Claire Silberman Bio coming soon.
Alison Turkos Bio coming soon.
Shannon Woodward Bio coming soon.
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.