Staff and Board

Staff

Kalyn Jacobsen-Herder, Programs Coordinator

Kalyn took over as our staff member in November 2015 after a three-month internship. A qualified social worker, Kalyn came from a background on the front lines of domestic violence victim advocacy. She holds a Bachelor of Arts majoring in social work and minoring in Spanish from Concordia College, Minnesota.

In her role as Programs Coordinator, Kalyn oversees day-to-day operations, supervises interns and volunteers, and manages special projects, including our accommodation referral service.

Board of Directors

Eileen Zeiger, President
Eileen has worked on issues of women’s health, education, and rights throughout her adult life. Her work has ranged from volunteering with the March for Women’s Lives and advocating for survivors of violence in Washington D.C., Minnesota, and Wisconsin, to teaching English to women and families. In these and other pursuits, she has devoted her volunteer and professional work to expanding women’s capabilities to act as full participants in their communities. Eileen currently works at the Dane County Rape Crisis Center.

Natalie Deibel, Foundation President

Grace Colás
Grace has been involved in Wisconsin politics and reproductive rights since 2011. During that time, she has co-chaired Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin’s student group at UW-Madison, assisted in successful efforts to raise nearly $1 million for the Assembly Democratic caucus, and currently serves as the chief of staff for State Representative Dave Considine. In addition to her work on the NARAL Foundation Board, Grace also volunteers as a Board Member for Wisconsin Women in Government and is a Facilitator for the Dane County Rape Crisis Center’s youth board.

Angela Lang
Angela is the Political Director at For Our Future Wisconsin. She has worked with numerous political campaigns as well as issue campaigns on the city and county level. Racial and gender justice are her main priorities as well as how they intersect with the reproductive rights movement. She was born and raised in Milwaukee and has been fighting for justice in various ways since 2009. She views reproductive justice as a civil and human rights issue and doesn’t want anyone legislating her vagina or anyone else’s without their consent. She’s also a fierce vagina warrior who had a role for three years in UW-Milwaukee’s “Vagina Monologues”.

Peg Lautenschlager
In 2003, Peg became the first woman to be elected Attorney General of Wisconsin. She has served as District Attorney and United States Attorney, and from 1989 to 1993 represented the 52nd Assembly District. She practices law in Fond du Lac and teaches politics at Ripon College.

Autumn Linsmeier
Autumn has been involved with campaigns, politics, and organizing since the Fall of 2008. She graduated from UW-Madison in December of 2015, earning her Bachelor’s Degree in 2.5 years. She graduated from the Emerge Wisconsin Program in June of 2016 and hopes to run for office someday and be a champion for women all across Wisconsin.

Lucille Marshall
Lucille moved to Madison in the summer of 2016 and has since taken a deep dive into Wisconsin’s fight for reproductive rights. In her former role at the National Organization for Women – NYC, Lucille led a volunteer clinic escort program. With a background in legislative advocacy for reproductive rights and LGBTQ+ rights, she brings her professional capacity for fund development, grant writing, and program management. Lucille volunteers for the Women’s Medical Fund WI and is currently the Communications Manager at Sustain Dane. She is especially passionate about incorporating an intersectional lens of equity and inclusion in the feminist, pro-choice movement.

Arvina Martin
Arvina is Chair of the American Indian Caucus for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. She has a long history of election organizing and political advocacy that fights for the rights of women and Native Americans. She is the tribal liaison for the Department of Transportation. Arvina also serves as Alder for District 11.

Faye Zemel
Faye has worked on issues related to abortion rights, access, and reproductive freedom throughout her adolescent and adult life. Her work began with being a peer sexuality educator in both high school and college.  Faye received a Masters Degree in Health Education from Teacher’s College at Columbia University and went on to work for the National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH) as the Manager of Youth Initiatives.  Through a partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Faye worked with teens to create a listing of “teen friendly” sexual and reproductive health clinics in NYC as well as a research project assessing the accessibility of emergency contraception to teens under the age of 18.   Faye has also worked in the field of domestic and intimate partner violence and currently specializes in primary prevention, training and education.