Heather Boonstra and Beth Fredrick
Guttmacher Institute and International Women's Health Coalition
Heather Boonstra is a Senior Public Policy Associate in the Guttmacher Institute‘s Washington, DC office. Ms. Boonstra is a regular contributor to the Institute’s policy journal, the Guttmacher Policy Review,
and is responsible for promoting the Institute’s sexual and
reproductive health agenda in federal law and policy. She holds an M.A.
in religion from Yale University, where she studied medical ethics.
Beth Fredrick is Executive Vice President of the International Women’s Health Coalition,
which works with women and youth leaders, activists and decision makers
to promote and protect the sexual and reproductive rights and health of
women and girls. Prior to joining IWHC in 2005, Beth worked with
the Guttmacher Institute, a thinktank on sexual and reproductive
health, most recently as Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice
President. During her tenure with the Institute, she helped to guide
strategic planning, communications, fundraising, and U.S. and
international collaborations. In 1995, Beth represented the Guttmacher
Institute at the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women. In
1997, she was a visiting fellow at the Harvard Center for Population
and Development Studies, where she focused on global communications.
Her recent publications include articles on the ensuring universal
access to sexual and reproductive health services for women worldwide,
the sexual and reproductive health of Latinas in the United States,
gender and HIV/AIDS in developing countries, and online legal resources
related to reproductive rights. She currently serves on the Boards of
EMPower, Ibis Reproductive Health, ScenariosUSA, and the Advisory Board
to the Women’s Initiative to Stop HIV-New York.