Kimberly Whipkey and Healy Thompson
Kim Whipkey, Associate for Advocacy and Outreach
As the Advocacy and Outreach Associate, Ms. Whipkey is responsible for implementing the Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE’s) outreach, advocacy, partnership development, and grassroots mobilization around U.S. global policy and legislative issues related to sexual and reproductive health and rights. Prior to joining CHANGE, Ms. Whipkey served as the Maine Grassroots Organizer for Planned Parenthood of Northern New England (PPNNE) where she identified, educated, and mobilized supporters around local legislation affecting the sexual and reproductive health and rights of Maine women and girls. Ms. Whipkey graduated from Bates College with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a secondary concentration in Women and Gender Studies.
Healy Thompson, Senior Associate for Advocacy and Outreach
As Senior Associate for Advocacy and Outreach, Ms. Thompson is responsible for CHANGE's outreach and advocacy strategies and grassroots outreach and mobilization around policy and legislative issues. Prior to joining CHANGE, Ms. Thompson was the national coordinator of the Student Global AIDS Campaign (SGAC) where she supported eighty-five chapters across the country and helped to organize the Student March Against AIDS, which was the largest HIV and AIDS demonstration in the U.S. in more than 10 years. Throughout her four years with the Student Global AIDS Campaign, Ms. Thompson was responsible for public speaking, leading workshops, and meeting with chapter leaders to develop advocacy strategies. Ms. Thompson holds a bachelor's degree in economics with a concentration in women's and gender studies from Williams College. She is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Women’s Studies at York University in Toronto, Canada.