Our Talkline Advocates are the heart of All-Options’ programs. These dedicated volunteers give their time, energy, and compassion to our toll-free national Talkline, answering calls and providing unconditional support to people who need to talk about their decisions and experiences with pregnancy, parenting, abortion and adoption. Our Talkline Advocates are based in Portland, OR and Bloomington, IN.
Parker Dockray, MSW became All-Options’ first Executive Director in December 2013 after serving as Board President for four years. Parker is a longtime advocate for reproductive health and justice, and a natural-born network weaver who loves connecting people, organizations, and issues. She previously served as the Executive Director of the California Coalition for Reproductive Freedom, a statewide coalition of more than 40 organizations, and spent 10 years at ACCESS Women’s Health Justice as a volunteer, Healthline Coordinator, and Executive Director. Parker received her Masters of Social Work from UC Berkeley. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Parker now lives in Oakland with her son.
Shelly Dodson is All-Options’ Center Director running the first-of-its-kind Pregnancy Resource Center in Bloomington, IN. Shelly joined All-Options in 2007 as a peer counseling advocate on the Talkline, and worked as our Portland-based Talkline Program Manager from 2010-2012. She received her B.S. in Community Health Education from Portland State University and her past work includes experience as an anti-violence advocate, doula, midwife, and supporting folks with disabilities. A native of Southern Indiana with big red state pride, Shelly also heads up outreach and training in the Midwest. When not working, Shelly loves baking adventures, soaking up the sunshine whenever possible, and spending time with her pooch.
Alise Eastgate joined All-Options in April 2016 as our Operations Manager. She combines her passion for social justice and her talent for organization to create and maintain systems that keep the work running smoothly. Prior to joining All-Options, she supported operations, programs, and development functions at CoreAlign. She previously worked in environmental administration and as an elementary educator in Mississippi and the Fiji Islands. Alise was raised in Louisiana and earned her Bachelor’s degree in geography and studio art from the University of Alabama. She lives in Oakland with her husband and dog, and spends her free time painting, gardening, and making vegan dishes.
Jessica Giusti, PhD is All-Options’ National Engagement Manager located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She joined All-Options in May 2016, but has worked within the realm of reproductive rights for over 10 years in different capacities – organizing with NARAL Pro-Choice America and EMILY’s List, and providing reproductive health counseling at Robbinsdale Clinic, a family-owned practice providing abortions in the Twin Cities. Jessica also served as the Fundraising Chair for the 2010 and 2012 meetings of the national Femme Conference, where she developed a robust and sustainable fundraising program from scratch. She received her B.A. in English & Women’s Studies from Mount Holyoke College in 2003 and her M.A. & Ph.D. in Feminist Studies from the University of Minnesota in 2012. In her spare time, Jessica enjoys cooking, baking, and blogging about it, making the most of Minnesota summers, and visiting her family back home in the tri-state area of New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Wherever she goes, she remains a Jersey Girl at heart.
Amanda Pretlow Lamm is the Program Coordinator at All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center in Bloomington, IN, coordinating our diaper program and the Hoosier Abortion Fund. She joined All-Options as an Office Support volunteer at the Center in September 2015. She earned a BA in History at Christopher Newport University in 2011 and an MA in Russian History from Indiana University in 2013. Throughout her undergraduate career, Amanda worked as a volunteer on several reproductive justice and progressive political campaigns. All-Options has allowed her the opportunity to return to reproductive justice work. She lives in Bloomington, IN with her husband and two dogs.
Rachel Ronquillo Gray is All-Options’ National Talkline Manager, ensuring the quality and capacity of our all-options Talkline services from Bloomington, IN. She joined All-Options in 2014 as a Talkline advocate and transitioned to the Bloomington Program Manager a few months later, managing the Indiana Advocates and the Hoosier Abortion Fund. Rachel was born and raised in rural northern Nevada, and earned an MFA at Indiana University. She is an active and passionate member of both the reproductive justice and writing communities: she is a member of NNAF’s 2016 Building the Movement Leadership cohort and the 2017 NNAF Summit Task Force, and has received writing fellowships from Kundiman, VONA/Voices, and the Pink Door Women’s Writing Retreat. In her downtime, you’ll find her snuggling with her black cat, baking or cooking something delicious, re-watching seasons of The Great British Baking Show, or blogging about pop culture, scary movies, music, and social justice.
Board of Directors
Sandra Criswell is a queer mixed-race Filipina mestiza reproductive justice organizer based in Oklahoma City. Sandra continues to develop her regional analysis and theories of social change with her chosen family/co-conspirators at Oklahomans for Reproductive Justice, and loves talking to anyone who will listen (and a few that won’t!) about how reproductive justice work in red states is going to change the world! Sandra’s movement-building roles include Field Building Manager for CoreAlign and founding organizer of Take Root: Red State Perspectives on Reproductive Justice Conference. She is incredibly pumped to learn from and contribute to All-Options as it continues to expand into the middle of the country.
Farah Diaz-Tello is a U.S. human rights attorney whose career is dedicated to the pursuit of reproductive justice, with a focus on pregnancy and the full spectrum of pregnancy outcomes. She is Senior Counsel for the SIA Legal Team, where she wields law and policy tools to ensure that people who end their pregnancies outside of the medical system can do so with dignity and safe from threat of arrest. Prior to that, she worked at the intersection of criminalization and reproduction as a Senior Staff Attorney at National Advocates for Pregnant Women. She also serves on the Board of the Family Law Cannabis Alliance. Farah strives to grow the law to promote Birth Justice and build community power to end mistreatment in birth and obstetric violence. She is an NYC-based Texpat, mother to a herd of boys, and a mediocre but earnest gardener.
Poonam Dreyfus-Pai, MPH, MSW is Vice-President of the All-Options Board and the Senior Manager of Action and Impact at CoreAlign, where she supports teams of reproductive health, rights, and justice leaders to move from identifying complex problems to generating creative, rich solutions. Prior to this role, Poonam developed the vision and implementation of CoreAlign’s Generative and Speaking Race to Power Fellowship programs as the Fellowship Manager and supported network-building as the Senior Manager of Network and Engagement. Past work also includes program development and evaluation as All-Options’ first MSW intern, research of abortion stigma at ANSIRH, and co-directing the Bay Area Doula Project. Poonam holds a Bachelor’s Degree cum laude from Barnard College at Columbia University, as well as Master’s Degrees in Public Health and Social Welfare from UC Berkeley. She lives in Oakland, CA with her partner, daughter, and cat.
Dana Huber is All-Options’ Board President and the Program Officer for the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade, where she manages grantmaking efforts focused on access to breast health care. Prior to this role, she was a Director at public health consulting firm, Rabin Martin, where she developed programs to improve maternal health in the US. Dana is a member of the Planned Parenthood of New York City Action Fund Activist Council and was a CoreAlign fellow. Dana is currently a Doctor of Public Health student in Community Health and Social Sciences at the CUNY School of Public Health. Dana lives in Astoria, Queens in New York City.
Kwajelyn Jackson is All-Options’ Board Treasurer, and currently serves as the Community Education & Advocacy Director at Feminist Women’s Health Center (FWHC) in Atlanta, GA, where she manages volunteer engagement, leadership development, education programs, community outreach, and legislative advocacy work to improve reproductive health, rights and justice in Georgia. She began with FWHC in the summer of 2013, and has since committed to expanding FWHC’s statewide impact and deepening its community partnerships. Kwajelyn also sits on the board of directors for All-Options, Abortion Care Network, Soul Food Cypher, and ProGeorgia, and the steering committee for the Black Mamas Matter Alliance. Prior to joining FWHC, she spent three years as the Program Manager for WonderRoot Community Arts Center and eight years as a Credit Risk Manager with Wachovia Bank’s Community Development Finance Group. She has a BA in economics from Spelman College and an MS in urban policy studies from the Andrew Young School of Public Policy at Georgia State University.
Latishia AV James, MDiv is the COO of O.school, a shame-free platform for pleasure education powered by live streaming based in San Francisco. A healer, bridge-builder, teacher, and empathy evangelist she utilizes her background in chaplaincy and reproductive justice to help organizations and companies design and implement programs that are trauma-informed, empathy driven, and research based. Latishia previously earned a B.A. in Human Services from Villanova University and recently graduated with a Master of Divinity degree and Certificate of Sexuality and Religion from Pacific School of Religion. She lives in the Bay Area, CA with her partner and their adorable dog and is honored to serve on the board.
Gretchen Sisson, PhD is All-Options’ Board Secretary and a sociologist at Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH) at the University of California, San Francisco. Her research focuses on reproductive justice, specifically abortion in popular culture, teen pregnancy and young parenthood, and adoption and birth motherhood. Gretchen has previously worked at the Massachusetts Alliance on Teen Pregnancy and the Eastern Massachusetts Abortion Fund, and she currently serves on the Board of Directors for Bitch Media. She holds degrees from Boston College and Amherst College, and lives in San Francisco.