OUR MISSION

End period poverty and stigma through service, education and advocacy.

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Serve
focus first on those most in need — distribute period products to menstruators

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Educate
elevate the issues, eliminate the taboos — change the way people think, talk, and learn about periods

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Advocate
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.

 
 

OUR TEAM

 

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.

NADYA OKAMOTO   Founder & Executive Director   Read More >

NADYA OKAMOTO

Founder & Executive Director

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ZÖE CHAMBERLAIN   Service Director   Read More  >

ZÖE CHAMBERLAIN

Service Director

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VINCENT FORAND   Co-Founder   Read More  >

VINCENT FORAND

Co-Founder

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BETSY NATTER   Managing Director   Read More  >

BETSY NATTER

Managing Director

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EIRA NYLANDER TORALLAS   Programs Director   Read More  >

EIRA NYLANDER TORALLAS

Programs Director

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DARA WILK   Development Director   Read More  >

DARA WILK

Development Director

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SUMMER TEAM 2019

Maya Foxall   Marketing & Social Media Coordinator

Maya Foxall

Marketing & Social Media Coordinator

Miranda Leong-Hussey   Chapter Coordinator

Miranda Leong-Hussey

Chapter Coordinator

Emma Craven   Development Associate

Emma Craven

Development Associate

Ritika Saripalli   Development & Database Associate

Ritika Saripalli

Development & Database Associate

Dechen Khangkyil   Policy Coordinator

Dechen Khangkyil

Policy Coordinator

Karen Freda   Community Relations & Research Coordinator

Karen Freda

Community Relations & Research Coordinator

Chloe Knott   Chapter Engagement Associate

Chloe Knott

Chapter Engagement Associate

Ainsley Leof   Executive Assistant

Ainsley Leof

Executive Assistant

Ameer Abdul   Campaign Lead

Ameer Abdul

Campaign Lead

Anusha Singh   Campaign Lead

Anusha Singh

Campaign Lead

Megha Alluri   Service Coordinator

Megha Alluri

Service Coordinator

Kierrah Byrd   Graphic Designer

Kierrah Byrd

Graphic Designer

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Name

Heather Hardy

Lester Thompson

Betsy Natter

Mark Holloway

Nancy Monsarrat

Ken Weber

Kirsten Brady

Alisia Ford

Lisa A. Bisgard, MD

Board Involvement

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

Board Member

Board Member

Occupations

Facilities & Procurement Dir., Zoom+ Care

CFO Fully

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