Annual Report

As a friend of NAF, and someone who cares about women’s access to abortion care, you already know that abortion rights are in jeopardy.

And while we don’t know for sure if Roe v. Wade will be overturned, we do know that the legal right to abortion is meaningless without well-trained abortion providers who are willing to offer this care.

That’s why we work every day to make sure that our members have the resources and support that they need to continue providing abortion care. When you give to NAF, your gift directly helps our members keep their clinic doors open.

NAF has a special role in the reproductive rights movement because we work on-the-ground with abortion providers to address the unique challenges that only they face. NAF's mission is to ensure abortion is safe, legal, and accessible, which promotes health and justice for women.

Following are some of the highlights of our work in 2018.

NAF 2018 Highlights


NAF's Medical Team


conducted quality assurance site visits at


facilities in the U.S., Canada, Colombia, and Mexico.
We also provided


in-depth technical assistance/training visits at member sites and


member clinics sent staff to one of 5 regional ultrasound trainings in Alabama, Georgia, Texas, Colombia, and Canada.


NAF's Security Team

was on the ground assiting members and conducted


onsite security tranings and assessments.


NAF Meetings and Education

We convened our largest Annual Meeting ever with more than


attendees in Seattle in April.
We expanded our online learning resources:


online learning modules


Spanish modules


resources posted in English and Spanish


active online learning users with


hours of CME/CE given out

Leadership Transitions

Vicki Saporta Retires from NAF


After 23 years leading the National Abortion Federation, Vicki Saporta retired in June. Vicki departed from NAF and the NAF Hotline Fund with the gratitude of the Board for her decades of leadership, vision, and dedication to advancing NAF's mission.

The Very Reverend Katherine H. Ragsdale Named NAF Interim President & CEO

katherine ragsdale

In September, The Very Reverend Katherine Hancock Ragsdale was named Interim President & CEO of NAF and the NAF Hotline Fund.

Throughout her career, Rev. Ragsdale has been outspoken about abortion rights, LGBTQ equality, and public policy issues affecting women and families. She has testified before the U.S. Congress as well as numerous state legislatures about the importance of abortion access and was a featured speaker at the 2004 March for Women’s Lives in Washington, DC. Rev. Ragsdale served for 17 years (9 of them as chair) on the national board of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. As Chair, she led the Coalition through a change of its name, mission, and organizational structure.

Condensed Financials


Net assets at beginning of year     $11,215,115
Change in net assets                       ($3,958,022)
Net assets at end of year                  $7,257,093

This condensed financial information is not a complete presentation and does not contain all the data and informative disclosures required by generally accepted accounting principles. Copies of the complete audit reports, which were audited by NAF’s independent auditors, containing the required data and informative disclosures are available here.

Board of Directors

As of December 31, 2018

Sue Carlisle, PhD, MD; Board Chair
UCSF School of Medicine

Ann Schutt-Ainé, MD; Past Board Chair
Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast

Lorie Chaiten, JD
Reproductive Freedom Project of ACLU

Vicki Cowart
Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains

Angel M. Foster, DPhil, MD, AM
University of Ottawa

Chrisse France

Melissa Grant

Daniel Grossman, MD

Dalton Johnson, MBA
Alabama Women’s Center for Reproductive Alternatives

Julia McDonald, DO, MPH
Maine Dartmouth Family Medicine Institute, Maine General

Suzanne Morris, MD; Board Secretary
Kensington Clinic

Brenda Pereda, MD, MS
University of New Mexico Center for Reproductive Health

Lisa Perriera, MD, MPH
Philadelphia Women’s Center

Sarah Ward Prager, MD, MAS
University of Washington Medical Center Hospital

Rolanda Ryan, RN, MHSA
Athena Health Centre

Elizabeth Talmont, MSN, NP
Planned Parenthood of Central and Greater Northern New Jersey, Inc.

Cristina Villarreal Velásquez
Fundación Oriéntame

Katie Watson, JD
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Lori Williams, MSN, WHNPc, APRN; Board Treasurer
Little Rock Family Planning Services

Guttmacher Institute Liaison
Rachel K. Jones, PhD

Gynuity Health Projects Liaison
Beverly Winikoff, MD, MPH