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In Our Own Voice Announces Regina Davis Moss as New President
With an extensive background in public health and advocacy, Moss will helm the organization’s work to advance reproductive justice through a set of policy priorities and collaboration with its eight strategic partners.
Washington, D.C. — Today, In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda announced Regina Davis Moss as the organization’s new President & CEO. Davis Moss will be taking the place of former President, Marcela Howell, who founded the organization in 2014 to create a robust network of Black women leaders in the fight for reproductive justice. Today, through the collaboration of eight Black women-led strategic partners, In Our Own Voice advances national and state policy priorities.
A champion for public health equity throughout her career, Davis Moss most recently served as the Associate Executive Director of Public Health Policy and Practice for the American Public Health Association (APHA). In this role, she led women’s, children’s, and reproductive health initiatives; managed strategy with government agencies, community-based organizations, entertainment media, and other stakeholders; and oversaw the APHA’s Advancing Racial Equity and Social Justice initiative. She holds a doctorate in maternal and child health from the University of Maryland, College Park.
“This is a monumental time in our nation’s history when our work at the intersections of race, class, and gender is more important than ever,” said Kim Kendrick, Chair of In Our Own Voice’s Board of Directors. “Regina’s extensive public health and advocacy background will be critical as we continue our work to secure reproductive justice for all people. We believe Regina is the right person to lead in this moment, and we are thrilled to welcome her to In Our Own Voice and to introduce her to the community as our new President.”
“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as the President of In Our Own Voice,” said Regina Davis Moss. “Our communities have long had to withstand attacks on our ability to make decisions about our health care and lives—and the evidence we see of the disproportionate impact on Black women underscores the urgency to demand policy solutions now. This work is close to my heart and connected to my own lived experiences. I look forward to building off of In Our Own Voice’s rich history of developing innovative policy solutions and amplifying the voices of Black women leaders at the forefront of the fight for reproductive justice.”
In her role, Davis Moss will lead In Our Own Voice’s work to advance intersecting policy priorities at all levels of government that directly impact Black women, femmes, girls, and gender-expansive people. This includes health equity, care, and access; maternal health and pregnancy care; abortion access ; voting rights; economic justice; comprehensive sexual education; contraceptive equity; and public health and community safety, which addresses gender-based and police violence.
In the past year alone, In Our Own Voice reached hundreds of thousands of Black women voters through its I AM A Reproductive Justice VOTER campaign; led several advocacy campaigns for the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson; and educated leaders in the White House, Department of Justice, and Congress on the importance of centering Black women, femmes, girls, and gender-expansive people in their policy debates.
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About In Our Own Voice: In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda is a national-state partnership focused on lifting up the voices of Black women leaders at the national and regional levels in our fight to secure reproductive justice for all women, femmes, and girls. Our eight strategic partners are Black Women for Wellness, Black Women’s Health Imperative, New Voices for Reproductive Justice, SisterLove, Inc. SisterReach, SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW, The Afiya Center and Women With A Vision.