In my 22 years as Executive Director at Preterm, I’ve been privileged to work with community members, an incredible staff, board members, and generous donors to ensure access to high-quality, empathetic abortion care. I’ve found so much courage, wisdom, creativity, and hope in these relationships. Now, it’s time for a new generation of leaders to emerge and chart the course for the future of Preterm and the movement for reproductive health, rights, and justice. In the summer of 2021, I will be retiring.
I have spent the last year creating a strong foundation for Preterm’s future that focuses on the holistic needs of our patients and our professional team. As a clinic, as a community, and as a country, we faced unprecedented challenges in 2020. The pandemic, the resulting economic crisis, and the country’s long-overdue reckoning with racial injustice—these crises have had unexpected impacts on Preterm’s patients and staff.
In 2020, we also welcomed four new directors who have provided invaluable leadership in these areas and across our work. In this report, you’ll meet Preterm’s full leadership team, who have navigated us through the challenges of 2020 and will lead Preterm’s work in 2021 and beyond.
I have every confidence that the board, the leadership team, our dedicated and talented staff, and all of you will ensure that Preterm remains a reliable healthcare provider, a strong advocate for our patients, and a trusted steward of community and individual donations. Preterm’s board has partnered with a trusted nonprofit executive search firm on a national search to find a new leader for the organization. Because of your kindness, loyalty, and generosity, Preterm is well-positioned to stay on the cutting edge of reproductive healthcare, decrease barriers to care, and advocate for our patients and community.
Total sexual health visits (birth control, STD testing and treatment, Pap tests, and general GYN care)
Resident physicians and medical
Total clinic visits
(abortion, birth control, emergency contraception, STD testing, and more)
By the Numbers
In fiscal year 2020, nearly 1,300 individuals, foundations, abortion funds, community groups, and businesses supported Preterm’s work through financial contributions. Combined with patient fees and investments, our budget was $4.9 million.