Amy Schumer

Amy Schumer is an Emmy-winning and Golden Globe-nominated standup comedian, actress, writer, producer, and director. Schumer is the creator, star, writer, and executive producer of the award winning Inside Amy Schumer, the popular Comedy Central television series, which premiered in April 2013 to the network’s highest season premiere ratings of that year. Inside Amy Schumer…

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Margarita Valdez, BA

Margarita Valdez is a senior strategist and policy expert with 19 years of experience and a demonstrated history of success working with various stakeholders in the health care industry. Skilled in policy analysis, government relations, grassroots advocacy, coalition building, and public speaking, Margarita joined HER’s Board of Directors in 2021. Margarita has a B.A. in…

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Parithosh K. Tungaturthi, Ph.D, J.D.

Parithosh K. Tungaturthi (Pari) is an Intellectual Property (IP) professional registered to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). He has over 15 years of experience in empowering members of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, including solo inventors to small and mid-size enterprises (SMEs), secure and monetize their innovations across the globe. His expertise…

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April Horsley, PsyD

Dr. April Horsley has spent more than a decade contributing to making a difference in the lives of others because helping people learn to connect with their authentic selves is what she loves. She has over 10 years of experience working in clinical and neuropsychology practices, inpatient and outpatient mental institutions, correctional facilities, and large…

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Spencer Richards, MHA

Spencer Richards brings strategic and business expertise to the HER Foundation. He has worked for Mayo Clinic as a business consultant for three years, specializing in strategy and process improvement. Prior to joining Mayo Clinic, he worked in surgery and continuous improvement at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, UT. Spencer graduated from the University…

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Kelly Ryerson, MBA

Kelly Ryerson is an environmental health writer, filmmaker, and ardent public health advocate.  After suffering two times with Hyperemesis Gravidarum, Kelly left her career in finance to study functional health, nutrition, and disease prevention. She particularly focuses on the ways in which our food system, soil, and microbiome have been corrupted by the rampant use…

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Linda Newgent, RN

Linda Newgent is an OB RN, Director of Training and Development for Optum OB Home Care, and a national speaker for Optum OB Homecare. She has created and implemented multiple CEUs including “NVP: It’s not just hyperemesis.” She leads the development and ongoing evolution of the Optum NVP program with continuous subcutaneous infusion of antiemetic…

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Patrick M. Mullin, MD, FACOG

Dr. Patrick Mullin is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine. He is board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Maternal-Fetal Medicine by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Mullin is an active researcher in women’s health,…

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Kristina Kincaid, MS

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Marlena S. Fejzo, Ph.D

Dr. Marlena Fejzo is an HG survivor and faculty researcher in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Southern California. Her primary focus is in improving women’s health. She has been advising and collaborating on research with the HER Foundation since 2001. She has published papers on her genetic studies of many…

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