On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am excited to share that, after an extensive search, current Board of Directors co-Chair, Megan Jeyifo, has been appointed to the role of Executive Director for the Chicago Abortion Fund! Megan has a strong vision for CAF’s future and the board is confident and excited by her leadership and eager to work together to realize it. Megan’s approach is informed by her deep love for community, her role as a proud abortion storyteller with We Testify, and the experiences she has had working on CAF’s helpline. Megan has not only shown us the power in her voice by sharing her own abortion experience, but also in connecting her story with that of so many others seeking abortion care, weaving together the threads of lived experiences, systemic inequities, and community care. With Megan at the helm, CAF is poised to continue its 30-plus year legacy in being a reproductive justice leader for Illinois, the Midwest, and the entire country.
Megan brings with her a deep skill set of managing operations, staff, and community building, and over the last three years in various capacities within our organization, has also demonstrated immense leadership and passion for CAF, our mission, and reproductive justice values. Working alongside her as board co-chair, I can testify to her determination to streamline and improve current systems to ensure the longevity and sustainability of the organization. Megan has also been deeply engaged in our programming, managing our volunteers and helpline since January of this year, hosting an abortion storytelling event in Washington Park, and serving on both the first policy cohort and caller engagement cohort of the National Network of Abortion Funds. Furthermore, while we have been in transition, Megan has been invaluable in maintaining our operations and granting functions.
As a member of CAF’s community, we hope that you are just as excited to witness and engage with Megan’s fierce leadership. You can learn more about Megan and her work on our websiteand contact her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.