Our Team

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Board of Directors

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Donna Klassen, LCSW
Co-Founder, CEO, Let's Talk Menopause

Donna is a licensed clinical social worker with more than 30 years of experience. Her areas of practice include trauma, infertility, and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. In addition to her private practice, Donna served as admissions and clinical director at the Motherhood Center of New York from 2017-2020, and has held supervisory roles at SUNY Stony Brook, the Jewish Board of Children and Family Services, and Safespace.

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Christine Maginnis, M.Ed
Co-Founder, CPO, Let's Talk Menopause

Christine is an educator who has spent more than 20 years in the classroom teaching English and history. She has served as an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University in partnership with Teach for America, helping new teachers understand effective strategies for supporting their students with learning differences. An Orton-Gillingham-trained reading instructor, Christine is passionate about helping students with dyslexia and raising awareness about this learning difference. She designed the curriculum for two learning apps, Nonsense! and Essay Launcher.

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Samara Daly
Co-Founder; Chair, Board of Directors, Let's Talk Menopause; Co-Founder, DalyGonzalez; Partner, Bolton St. Johns

Co-founder of DalyGonzalez, an M/WBE boutique government and community affairs firm, and a partner at the government relations firm Bolton St.Johns, Samara nurtures public-private partnerships to facilitate development projects in the cultural, workforce, and tech sectors. Previously, as director of strategic partnerships for Macro-Sea, she helped foster several iconic NYC initiatives, including the New Lab at the Brooklyn Navy Yard and the restoration of the Chelsea Hotel. In addition to Let’s Talk Menopause, Samara serves on the board of directors of SBIDC and Grow NYC, member of AllinBklyn and the advisory boards of the Service-Learning Project NYC and Girls Inc of Dutchess & Ulster Counties.

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Deborah Juantorena
Vice President, Analytic Tools & Platforms, Pfizer Inc.

Debbie Juantorena is the vice president of analytic tools and platforms, at Pfizer Inc, where she is responsible for developing and managing analytics tools, platforms and data related products and services that help to deliver insights to improve Pfizer’s impact on health outcomes. Debbie is a member of ALLINBKLYN, a women’s giving group, and serves on the board of the Weeksville Heritage Center in Brooklyn.

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Robin Noble, M.D.
Gynecologist, InterMed, National Menopause Society Certified

Dr. Robin Noble has been a practicing gynecologist for more than 20 years. She completed her medical training at Columbia and her OB/GYN residency at Yale. Following a fellowship in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery and an academic position at NYU, she has built a practice helping her patients through the menopausal transition. She is a certified menopause provider through the North American Menopause Society (NAMS), a co-chair of the New England Chapter of the Yale Alumni NonProfit Alliance, and a member of the board of directors of Intermed, where she currently practices.

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Julissa Ferreras-Copeland
Owner, Sunrise Consulting Group & Partner, Hollis Public Affairs

Julissa Ferreras-Copeland has represented District 21 on the New York City Council since 2009. She is the first woman, the first person of color, and the youngest person ever to chair the Council’s influential Committee on Finance, which oversees the city's budget process. The daughter of Dominican immigrants, Council Member Ferreras-Copeland is a leading voice on matters of immigrant and women’s rights and transparency in government. Recent accomplishments include establishing the Flushing Meadows Corona Park Alliance and helping to pass the groundbreaking menstrual equity package, the first law in the nation to guarantee access to menstrual hygiene products in schools, prisons, and shelters.

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Elizabeth S. Albertini, M.D.
Supervising Attending Psychiatrist, The Motherhood Center of NY

Dr. Elizabeth Albertini, an attending psychiatrist at the Motherhood Center of New York as well as in private practice, focuses her work on the interplay between the physical and psychological components of women's reproductive health. After her residency in psychiatry at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital, Dr. Albertini completed an additional postgraduate fellowship in consult-liaison psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, where she went on to serve as an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry. She has spoken at numerous international conferences, co-authored many academic papers, and continues to teach the next generation of residents and fellows about women's mental health.

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Rajani G. Lowe, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine at NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Dr. Rajani Lowe is a clinical assistant professor at New York University’s Grossman School of Medicine, where she holds dual positions in the emergency and internal medicine departments. An expert in women’s health and a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Lowe completed residencies in obstetrics and gynecology, as well as internal medicine, in the U.S. after emigrating from India, where she graduated from Bangalore Medical College at the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences. Now living and practicing in Brooklyn, Dr. Lowe spends her free time cooking, practicing contemporary and classical Indian dance, running marathons, and reading literature in Sanskrit.

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Terry Kung
Director of College Guidance, The Hewitt School

Terry Kung holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Columbia College, Columbia University, and a Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration from Teachers College, Columbia University, and is working on her doctoral degree in K-12 School Administration at Seton Hall University. She is an ardent Columbia alumna and alumni leader who was the founding president of the Columbia Alumni Association of Singapore, interviewed hundreds of applicants for Columbia’s Alumni Representative Committee (ARC), and currently serves as the inaugural president of the Columbia Alumni Association of Brooklyn. She was also Columbia University’s Assistant Director of Admissions in charge of Asia, Hawaii, and California, while directing the ARC, which has thousands of alumni interviewers around the world. Ms. Kung has spent over two decades working in schools from Columbia University to Oakwood School and Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles, and Brooklyn Friends School in New York City. In addition, she serves/has served on numerous boards ranging from the College Board, to education tech companies, to the Counselor Advisory Board at Washington University in St. Louis.

Advisory Board

Risa Aronson

Vice President Sales, The Knot Worldwide

Tamsen Fadal

TV Anchor, Executive Producer, Author

Julie Gordon White

CEO, Bossa Bars, LLC

Janet Hanson

Founder, 85 Broads

Susan Jang, Ph.D.

Cognitive Science and Education, Former Professor of Media Studies, Columbia University

Lorrie King, MBA

Co-Founder, Caire Beauty

Celeste Lee

Co-Founder, Caire Beauty

Jaclyn Levin

President, Shriver Media

Laurie Michaels, PhD

Founder, Open Road Alliance

Erin D. Michos, M.D., MHS

Director of Women's Cardiovascular Health, Associate Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease

Christine C. Quinn

President & Chief Executive Officer, Women In Need (WIN)

Rachel S. Rubin, M.D.

Urologist and Sexual Medicine Specialist, Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Urology, Georgetown University

Amy Shapses, PT, CLT, CERT. MDT, PYT(C)

Owner and Founder, Flow Physical Therapy

Laura R. Sirulnik, M.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor, Psychiatry, New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Samantha Skey

Chief Executive Officer, SHE Media

Dr. Maria Uloko, MD (she/her/hers)

Urologist, Comprehensive Sexual Medicine, Prosthesis and Reconstruction, San Diego Sexual Medicine, Assistant Professor University of California, San Diego

Iris Weinshall

COO, New York Public Library

Lisa Weinstock, M.D.

Lisa Weinstock, M.D., Reproductive Psychiatrist

Collaborators

Let's Talk Menopause is grateful to our creative, talented, and innovative partners. Together, we are changing the conversation around menopause.

Dara Freed

American Design Language

Well Said

FRQNCY Media

SKDK

F.Y.Eye 

Macon Reed