End period poverty and stigma through service, education and advocacy.
focus first on those most in need — distribute period products to menstruators
elevate the issues, eliminate the taboos — change the way people think, talk, and learn about periods
push for equity, be a catalyst for change — period policy
Young activists united by the belief that menstrual care is a basic right.
Nadya Okamoto and Vincent Forand co-founded PERIOD as high school students in 2014 after realizing that menstrual products are not readily available to those who need them the most. PERIOD is now a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a nationwide network of over 400 chapters serving local communities.
NADYA OKAMOTO AND VINCENT FORAND
Nadya and Vincent founded PERIOD in 2014 when they were both 16-year-old high school students. Nadya was inspired to start the organization after hearing real stories of homeless women and period poverty while her family was experiencing housing instability. Nadya recently published her debut book PERIOD POWER: a Manifesto for the Menstrual Movement.
SUMMER TEAM 2019
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Lisa A. Bisgard, MD
Board Member, Brand & Marketing Committee Member
Board Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair
Ex-Officio Board Member, Managing Director
Board Co-Chair, Development Committee Chair
Board Co-Chair, Brand & Marketing Committee Chair
Board Member, Development Committee Chair
Board Member, Secretary
Facilities & Procurement Dir., Zoom+ Care
Former Head of PSU Honors College
Former CEO, Social Venture Partners
Former VP Global Brand Marketing, Nike
Head of Social Impact, Ripple
Founding President, Project Lemonade
Contracts Manager, Nike
Chief of Pediatrics, NW Kaiser Permanante