Annual Report

In 2020, the National Abortion Federation (NAF) assisted its members in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the pandemic hit, we transitioned all of our programs—even our Hotline—to remote operations so we could remain open and help our members and their patients.

As a friend of NAF, and someone who cares about access to abortion care, you already know that abortion rights are in jeopardy. The pandemic exacerbated restrictions on abortion that made it even more challenging for patients to access care. Providers also faced increased threats and harassment from anti-abortion individuals and groups, who often defied stay-at-home orders and social distancing guidelines outside of clinics.

Despite all of this, we experienced a win in the Supreme Court, who struck down the admitting privilege law in June Medical Services v. Russo. 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.

We continued to support members throughout the pandemic with our hallmark services to ensure that they had the resources and support that they needed to safely continue providing abortion care. We provided virtual site visits and security trainings when it wasn't safe to travel, and helped provide clinic members with personal protective equipment (PPE) and COVID-19 resources.

The mission of the National Abortion Federation is to unite, represent, serve, and support abortion providers in delivering patient-centered, evidence-based care. When you give to NAF, your gift directly helps our members keep their clinic doors open and providing care to their patients.

Following are some of the highlights of our work in 2020.

NAF 2020 Highlights


NAF's Medical Team


conducted quality assurance site visits at


We also provided


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


participants across the country.


NAF's Security Team

assisted members with security concerns and conducted


security tranings and assessments.


NAF Meetings and Education

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 awarded.


COVID-19 Resources

We purchased


surgical masks for our independent clinic members.
We provided


webinars and a community conversation about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic that were accessed by


NAF members and non-members.
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Staff Transitions

Talcott Camp joins NAF


Talcott Camp joined NAF in June 2020 as our Chief Legal & Strategy Officer. Prior to joining NAF, Talcott lead a distinguished 25-year-career at the ACLU, where she was a fierce litigator and advocate for NAF and its members. In her new role, Talcott oversees NAF's legal functions, and is leading work that will shape the strategic direction of NAF's programs and membership services.

Melissa Fowler named Chief Program Officer


Melissa Fowler was promoted to Chief Program Officer after 14 years of service to the National Abortion Federation.

In this expanded role, Melissa will continue to lead external relations activities and member service for the organization.

Condensed Financials

Revenue 2020
2020 Program Costs

Net assets at beginning of year       $5,695,165
Change in net assets                         $3,688,285
Net assets at end of year                  $9,383,450

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, 2020

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

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

Lorie Chaiten, JD
Reproductive Freedom Project of ACLU

Kersha Diebel, MPH, MSW
Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio

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

Chrisse France

Melissa Grant

Daniel Grossman, MD

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

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

Suzanne Morris, MD; Secretary
Kensington Clinic

Tram Nguyen, MHA/MBA
Planned Parenthood Center for Choice, Inc.

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

TaRhonda Slydell, BSN, MBA-HCA
Presidential Women’s Center

Maria Mercedes Vivas, MD, MPH
Fundación Oriéntame

Katie Watson, JD
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Guttmacher Institute Liaison
Rachel K. Jones, PhD

Gynuity Health Projects Liaison
Beverly Winikoff, MD, MPH