Meet Our Team


Ramey Connelly

Associate Director of Individual Clinical Training

Ramey Connelly joined Midwest Access Project in November 2021 as our new Individual Clinical Training Manager. After completing her BA in Gender & Sexuality Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University, Ramey provided care as a full-spectrum doula in Richmond, VA. Following this, she spent nearly a decade in direct patient care, clinical training coordination, and clinic administration with The Women’s Centers, a group of independent abortion providers. She is particularly passionate about systems management and quality improvement. Ramey is dedicated to the expansion of access to safe, individualized, compassionate reproductive health care, and committed to protecting the dignity of those who seek it. Ramey lives with her pitbull, Godric, and an overabundance of house plants.


Alison Mankowski, LCSW

Interim Executive Director

Alison comes to Midwest Access Project with experience providing leadership and consultation within non-profit and start-up organizations. 

For the past decade, she’s worked with companies and institutions that specialize in healthcare delivery including mental health and telehealth solutions; violence prevention; sexual assault and intimate partner violence. 

Alison is on the board of PersonalPAC, Greenlight Family Services, and Be Alright, is passionate about access to health care and supporting people in exercising their rights and choices. She has a Master’s in Social Work from University of Chicago and a BA from University of Michigan.  

Deputy Director

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Alyssa Stenson

Provider & Community Education Manager

Alyssa Stenson is a proud abortion story-teller and east-coaster. Alyssa has extensive experience within reproductive justice organizing and mobilizing for abortion access. 

Most recently, Alyssa completed a fellowship with Collective Power for Reproductive Justice, supporting youth building skills for community organizing. Alyssa currently teaches inclusive and diverse Sexual and Reproductive Health in Chicago. Alyssa is passionate about the youth and community having access to sexual and reproductive health.  In Alyssa’s free time she is an abortion doula, Feminist Women’s Health Center fellow, and a Abortion Trainer for Advocates for Youth. In the past, Alyssa did abortion training and education in Arizona at Planned Parenthood. In college, Alyssa completed internships with GLAAD, Planned Parenthood, Public Defender’s Office, Interpersonal Violence on Campus, and Advocates for Youth this gives Alyssa the tools to provide a diverse background in abortion space. Alyssa decenters cisgender whiteness in abortion training and uplifts queer, trans, and BIPOC voices in her trainings.

Alyssa loves watching reality tv, reading, and taking her dog for a walk!

Alyssa has a Bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University- Newark in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and a minor in sociology.


Our Board of Directors

Sameera Ali

Communications and Marketing Consultant

Hannah Cutts, CNM, WHNP

Nurse Practitioner, ACCESS Community Health Network

Andrea Friedman, JD

National Abortion Access Advocate

Stephanie Tillman, CNM, MSN

Feminist Midwife, LLC; Health Care Ethics PhD Student at Saint Louis University

Nicole Baltrushes Hughes, MD

Family Medicine Physician; Faculty, Cook County Family Medicine Residency, Cook County Health and Hospital Systems

Dinaz Mansuri, MA

Executive Director, The Mayer & Morris Kaplan Family Foundation

Julie Walner, MM, CPA

Real Estate Financial Consultant, JMB Financial Advisors, LLC

Lorie Chaiten, JD

MAP Co-Founder / Senior Staff Attorney, Reproductive Freedom Project, ACLU Foundation

Morgan Madison, MD

Family Medicine Physician, PCC Community Wellness Center

Barbara Schechtman, MPH

Retired. Former Executive Director, Midwest AIDS Training and Education Center

Kathy Chan

Director of Policy, Cook County Health and Hospitals System

Kevin Hu, MD

Family Physician and Residency Faculty; ACCESS Community Health Network; Sinai Chicago; Planned Parenthood

Debra Stulberg, MD, MA

MAP Co-Founder / Family Medicine Physician; Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Obstetrics & Gynecology; Chair, Department of Family Medicine, University of Chicago