Envision SRH Team

Patty Cason, RN, MS, FNP-BC, President, Envision SRH

Patty Cason is a family nurse practitioner with a specialty in gynecology. She has practiced for 36 years in a wide variety of clinical settings and is an Assistant Clinical Professor and guest lecturer at the UCLA School of Nursing. Patty is a contracted consultant for numerous governmental and training agencies. She developed the “PATH” questions for patient-centered reproductive goals counseling. PATH is published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Journal Contraception and the latest edition of Contraceptive Technology. Patty is part of several national work groups examining research and best practices for patient-centered counseling and creating roadmaps for community implementation of quality services. As an editor and author of Contraceptive Technology she just completed writing chapters on “Sexuality and Contraception” and “Patient-centered reproductive goals and contraceptive counseling” for the recently published 21st edition of Contraceptive Technology.Her other publications include nationally utilized on-line learning courses, clinical protocols, job aids and manuals on provision of sexual and reproductive health services and integration of sexual and reproductive health services into primary care settings. Her work is published in several peer reviewed journals.

Laura Ponchick, MPH, Program Manager

Laura Ponchick was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, and has been an activist for reproductive health and justice since high school. She has worked for several non-profits in Washington, DC where she advocated for family planning access and policy. She moved to New Orleans, LA to further her knowledge of sexual and reproductive health at Tulane University, where she received her Master’s in Public Health in International Health and Development, with a focus in International Family Planning. At Tulane, Laura was President of SURF-TUPH (Students United for Reproductive Freedom, Tulane University Public Health). In this role, she coordinated events with all of Tulane’s graduate programs with reproductive health student organizations for deeper and longer-lasting impact. She also interned with the New Orleans Ryan White Part A office, taught sex education in local high schools, and she ate her way through the city as often as possible. Laura now acts as Program Manager at Envision SRH, and looks forward to scaling up PATH nationwide, and assists with increasing access to current and future forms of contraception.

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Research Team

Alice Rona

Alice Rona was born and raised in Los Angeles. She moved to Bellingham, Washington in 2011 to study sociology at Western Washington University. She spent 3 years of her high school career taking a weekly class on sexual and reproductive health. Through this class she lead and assisted leading classes that taught her fellow classmates about sexual health, STD and pregnancy information, and prevention methods. She has spent her life being exposed to sexism and the hypocritical stigma regarding women's sexual experiences and hopes to be one of the many voices that puts an end to that injustice. 

Isabelle Beausang

Isabelle Beausang was born and raised in Berkeley, California. She graduated UCLA in Spring 2016, earning a degree in World Arts and Cultures (WAC) with an emphasis in visual cultures, and a minor in Digital Humanities. At UCLA she collaborated with a fellow WAC student, Phoebe Brown, to create the Sexual Health Zine Initiative (SHZI), a series of collaborative zine making workshops for high school students, for which they were awarded Outstanding Oral Presentation at the 2015 UCLA Undergraduate Research Week. Currently Isabelle is working as a studio assistant for a fine art printing press in Berkeley, CA.  

Reyna Perez

Reyna Perez was born and raised in Pomona, California and moved to the Bay Area for her undergraduate studies. Reyna has been involved with sexual health education and STI prevention work throughout her time at UC Berkeley. As an Integrative Biology major, she participates in the Sexual Health Education Program on campus by providing free HIV testing for the Berkeley community, helping students break barriers in accessing contraceptives, and has taught a course on Sexual Health Topics on campus. She is currently teaching a course titled Sexual Pleasure and hopes to continue to spread sex positivity and sexual empowerment to all those around her. 

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