Kathleen Mogelgaard (she/her/hers) is President and CEO of the Population Institute, where she directs the organization’s advocacy and public education activities. Kathleen is passionate about promoting deeper understanding of linkages among issues that are critical for sustainable development, including population dynamics, reproductive rights, gender, climate change, and food security. Prior to taking the leadership helm the Population Institute in 2021, Kathleen was a senior fellow at the institute and Principal of KAM Consulting, where she worked with clients in Washington and globally in policy analysis, research, and advocacy. She served as senior advisor at Population Action International, policy advisor at Oxfam America, assistant director of government relations at the National Audubon Society, and fellow at the Population Reference Bureau, where she provided research support and technical assistance for conservation and development projects in Africa and Asia. Kathleen has participated as an observer in negotiations on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, where she represented the World Resources Institute in advocating for effective adaptation planning that incorporates the expressed needs of marginalized and vulnerable communities. Kathleen has designed and taught courses on global challenges and political engagement at the University of Maryland, and was the lead researcher and writer of “Unfinished Business: The Pursuit of Rights and Choices for All,” the United Nations Population Fund’s 2019 State of World Population Report. She holds masters degrees in public policy and natural resources from the University of Michigan.

Jennie Wetter (she/her/hers) is the Director of the rePROs Fight Back initiative, where she fights every day for sexual and reproductive, health, rights, and justice.  Jennie is also the creator and host of the rePROs Fight Back podcast, which is a deep-dive into sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice issues like abortion, birth control, sex education, women’s rights, LGBTQ+ rights, and more. New episodes debut every other Tuesday, and give you an insider’s perspective on what is happening and what you can do to fight back. Originally from Wisconsin, she has lived in Washington D.C. for the last 18 years. She received her BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her MA from the American University’s School for International Service.

Eman Sleem (she/her/hers) is the Director of Finance and Administration at the Population Institute. Eman leads financial budgeting, accounting and reporting for the organization.  She manages all audit, insurance, state registration and related administrative activities.  She also administers all human resource functions and building operations. Eman has 14 years’ experience in the non-profit sector and holds a BA in Sociology and an MBA from the University of Maryland. She completed the Project Management Certificate at Georgetown University. She is currently a candidate for DEI and SRHM certifications. 

Elizabeth Piper (she/her/hers) is Director of Development at the Population Institute. She has dedicated over two decades to fundraising and nonprofit leadership, spanning a wide array of sectors including women’s health, the environment, higher education, the arts, and historic preservation. Immediately prior to joining the Population Institute, Elizabeth served as the director of philanthropy for The Women’s Initiative, a women’s mental health organization, and prior to that, for the Southern Environmental Law Center. In these roles as well as during her roles as director of development for Virginia Humanities at the University of Virginia and at San Francisco Opera, Elizabeth cultivated her passion for fundraising while building development teams, launching major giving programs, managing annual and capital campaigns, all while raising millions of dollars. Originally from Baltimore, Elizabeth received her BA from The University of Virginia and has lived in Charlottesville since 2007.

Bridget Kelly (she/her/hers) is the Director of Research for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, managing the production of reports, policy briefs, and other research activities related to both domestic and international reproductive health and rights. She is a frequent opinion contributor to major publications such as The Hill and Newsweek. Bridget was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ethiopia and received her MPH from George Washington University, an MA in International Law and Human Rights from the United Nations Mandated University for Peace, and her BA in Communications and Anthropology from Saint Mary’s College at Notre Dame.
Maniza Habib (she/her/hers) is the Research Associate for the Population Institute, where she supports the Research Department in the production of reports, policy briefs, and other research activities related to domestic and international reproductive health and rights. She also works as the Program Coordinator for RAHMA, a health and faith advocacy non-profit in Washington D.C. Maniza recently received her BS in Public Health Science and BA in Spanish Language, Literatures, and Culture at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is a current Master’s in Public Health candidate at the George Washington University. 
Amani Nelson (she/her/hers) is the Research Fellow for the Population Institute, where she works on reports, policy briefs, and other research activities related to domestic and international reproductive health and rights and gender equity. Amani received her B.A. in Public Health and Medicine, Science, & the Humanities from Johns Hopkins University in 2021. She has since worked to support many women’s health and rights policies, including the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Uterine Fibroid Research and Education Act of 2021.