All-Options is thrilled to announce that Poonam Dreyfus-Pai, MPH, MSW is joining our staff as Deputy Director, beginning September 6th.
Poonam has been an important member of the All-Options team for several years now, as a community partner and ally, our first social work intern, and Vice-President of our Board of Directors. She has played a vital role in guiding the organization through incredible growth and expansion in our programs, budget, and people. Her deep knowledge of our organization and programs, her thoughtful and inclusive leadership style, and her substantial experience in direct services, program evaluation, and movement-building make Poonam the ideal person to fill this new position at All-Options.
Previously, Poonam served as a Senior Manager at CoreAlign, where she supported reproductive health, rights, and justice leaders to collaborate thoughtfully and intentionally, and 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. In addition to her work in program development and evaluation as All-Options’ first MSW intern, Poonam’s past experience also includes 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.
We could not be more delighted to have Poonam as All-Options’ Deputy Director and hope you will join us in welcoming her to this new role!