For immediate release

NEW YORK — Today, founder Lynn M. Paltrow announced that she will be stepping down from the Executive Director role at Pregnancy Justice (formerly National Advocates for Pregnant Women) at the end of her sabbatical in May 2023.

She is working with the board and the staff to ensure a smooth transition, one that will occur with the benefit of Acting Executive Director Dana Sussman’s leadership. With Lynn’s full support, Pregnancy Justice will launch a formal executive search and transition efforts soon.

Lynn’s statement:
I started the organization in 1999 and established it as an independent nonprofit in December 2001. I worked in every role — often simultaneously — including lead counsel, organizer of conferences and protests, director of communications and development, and office manager. It is now time for me to step away from the day-to-day management of the organization.

With an extremely committed and accomplished staff and an outstanding board of directors, I am confident that the organization will carry on its unique, intersectional work and continue to grow and evolve under its new name, Pregnancy Justice.

I feel honored to have worked with so many talented and dedicated staff members, board members, colleagues, donors, program officers, experts, activists, and leaders of allied organizations committed to civil and human rights for all people, including those with the capacity for pregnancy. I am exceptionally proud of the broad scope of reproductive and social justice organizing, education, and legal advocacy we have done.