Envision SRH Team

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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 40 years in a wide variety of clinical and academic settings and is an Assistant Clinical Professor and guest lecturer at the UCLA School of Nursing. Her goal is centering patients with a sex-positive, trauma-informed, anti-racist lens. She has practiced for 40 years in a wide variety of clinical and academic 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 and the ASA Cycle for person-centered conversations and counseling. She serves on the Board of directors for the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology, the National Medical Committee for Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and several advisory boards including the Clinical Training Center for Family Planning. She recently helped revise the CDC’s 5 Ps in A Guide to Taking a Sexual History to make them more inclusive. Other publications include research and opinion pieces in peer reviewed journals, nationally utilized on-line learning courses, textbook chapters, clinical protocols, job aids, and manuals.

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Jossi Briar, PATH Intern

Jossi Briar is an upcoming senior at the University of California, San Diego, majoring in Public Health with minors is Biology and Psychology. Originally from Oakland, California, she has interned for the California Public Health Department for the Asthma Management Academy. She is on the executive board of the UCSD Student Health Advocates, a peer education organization and is assisting Dr Kimberly Brouwer with her research on HIV and smoking cessation. 

Training Team

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Adena Bargad, PhD, CNM 

Adena Bargad, PhD, CNM earned 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 20 years as a clinician, educator, and trainer. She is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing at the Columbia University School of Nursing where she coordinates the subspecialty program in women’s health in the DNP program. In addition, she works clinically for New York area Planned Parenthood affiliates providing full-scope sexual and reproductive health services including prenatal and post partum care.

 

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.

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.

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.

Media Team

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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.

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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.