Envision SRH Team

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

Patty Cason is a family nurse practitioner, trainer, and educator with a specialty in sexual and reproductive health. She has practiced for 37 years in a wide variety of clinical settings and is a contracted consultant to training agencies, non-profits, and state departments of health across the United States. Patty developed the “PATH” framework for patient-centered reproductive goals counseling. Patty is a senior author and editor of the 21st Edition of Contraceptive Technology, for which she wrote a new chapter on reproductive goals and contraception counseling. Other publications include research and opinion pieces in peer reviewed journals, nationally utilized on-line learning courses, instructional videos, textbook chapters, clinical protocols, job aids, and manuals on provision of patient-centered sexual and reproductive health services and integration of sexual and reproductive health services into primary care settings. Patty is part of several national work groups; creating clinical guidelines, creating contraception quality measures, examining research and best practices for patient-centered counseling, and reproductive goals counseling. She is the senior clinical trainer on phase 2 and phase 3 clinical trials for contraceptive methods in development. Patty recently joined the board of ASCCP after 3 years as co-chair and chair of their education committee.

Julie Hutchinson

Julie Hutchinson has worked in the field of casting for over 25 years. Most recently, she was Senior Vice President of Casting at Universal Pictures. Prior to that she was Vice President of Casting at 20th Century Fox and Director of Casting at CBS. Julie got her start in casting in New York City working in film, commercials and theater. Julie currently resides in Los Angeles.

Kruti Majmudar

Kruti Majmudar is a Los Angeles based filmmaker and daughter of an OB-Gyn. A graduate of Syracuse University, Kruti has extensive experience in film production, art- direction and screenwriting. Most notably, she has written, produced and directed a feature film in India, and has produced short form video content in both Los Angeles and New York.

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training Team

Adena Bargad, PhD, CNM

Adena Bargad, PhD, CNM holds a Doctorate degree in Developmental Psychology, a Master’s degree in Nursing, and is a Certified Nurse Midwife. Adena has worked in the field of sexual and reproductive health for the past 25 years as an educator, trainer, and clinician. She is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing at the Columbia University School of Nursing where she directs the subspecialty program in women’s health. In addition, she works as a clinician for Planned Parenthood’s Hudson-Peconic affiliate where she provides full-scope office gynecological services and prenatal care. Her areas of expertise include family planning, adolescent reproductive health, menopause care and reproductive justice.  

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Teresa DePiñeres, MD

Dr. Teresa DePiñeres is a Board-certified, Family-Planning-Fellowship trained, Obstetrician/ Gynecologist,  Dr. DePiñeres’ has built her career on ensuring high-quality reproductive health care in domestic and international settings, including Africa, Latin American, International Red Cross Member Countries and the United Kingdom. She has provided expert clinical and programmatic support to reproductive health programs, and developing, implementing standards of reproductive health care for the World Health Organization, Ministry of Health of Colombia, UNFPA, among others. Dr. DePiñeres served as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Francisco where she co-authored over 24 protocols and manuscripts in family planning and abortion. Dr. DePiñeres holds a Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins, a Doctorate in Medicine from University of California, Los Angeles; and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California, Davis. 

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Justin Diedrich, MD

Dr. Justin Diedrich MD is a board-certified Obstetrician-Gynecologist who completed his residency at University of California Irvine and also the Fellowship in Family Planning at Washington University in St Louis. He is recognized nationally as a researcher with a focus on complex family planning and abortion safety. Dr. Diedrich works around the country at various family planning clinics and is a contraceptive trainer for clinicians.

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Michael S. Policar, MD, MPH

Michael Policar, MD, MPH, is Professor Emeritus of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine. Since 2015, he has been the Clinical Fellow for the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA). He is advisor to the CA State Office of Family Planning on clinical issues related to the Family PACT Program.

Dr. Policar is a widely known national speaker and trainer. He is and editor and senior author of the textbook Contraceptive Technology (16th-21st editions). He has served on expert advisory panels of the Centers for Disease Control that resulted in the publication of the CDC Medical Eligibility Criteria (MEC) for Contraceptive Use (2016), the CDC Selected Practice Recommendations (SPR) for Contraceptive Use (2016), and Providing Quality Family Planning Services: Recommendations of CDC and the U.S. Office of Population Affairs (2014). Dr. Policar has received numerous awards for ObGyn resident teaching, including a CREOG National Faculty Award in 2011.

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Joely Pritzker, MS,FNP-BC

Joely Pritzker is a Family Nurse Practitioner who specializes in reproductive and sexual health. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings and currently practices at a Federally Qualified Health Center in Vista, California. In addition to her clinical work, she is a reproductive and sexual health consultant and trainer, as well as passionate advocate for reproductive justice. She leads trainings for the National Clinical Training Center for Family Planning and other organizations on client-centered counseling, LARC placement and contraceptive basics. Joely is dedicated to helping providers, medical assistants and other support staff develop their counseling skills and clinical knowledge.

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research Team

Phoebe Brown, Project Coordinator,  Envision SRH

Phoebe Brown graduated from UCLA Spring of 2016, earning a degree in World Arts and Cultures (WAC) with an emphasis on arts activism and visual cultures, and a minor in Visual and Performing Arts Education. In 2015, she collaborated with fellow WAC student, Isabelle Beausang, to create the Sexual Health Zine Initiative (SHZI), Los Angeles/UCLA based youth sexual health zine workshops. She is currently involved in the Sexual Agency Project, a qualitative research project about adolescents and young adults (AYA), sexual pleasure and agency, and social media that utilizes patient-centered counseling skills to help improve the relationship between health care providers and young patients. Phoebe is a DONA International Birth Doula and is preparing to become a nurse practitioner.

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