Board of Directors
JULIETTE FORSTENZER ESPINOSA (M.A., J.D., L.LM)
FOUNDER AND CHAIR OF THE BOARD
Juliette is a health lawyer, patient advocate, and cancer survivor. She earned her L.LM. (Masters of Law) at Georgetown University Law Center in Domestic Health Policy and Patient’s Rights and her J.D. at the City University of New York School of Law. She also holds an MA in Gender Studies and Feminist Theory from the New School for Social Research and a BA in English from the University of Maryland. She is also senior lecturer in the Department of Health Policy at the George Washington University Miliken Institute School of Public Health, and a subject matter expert on domestic health policy. She is a member of the New York State Bar.
JOANNA DONBECK (J.D.)
Washington Health Benefit Exchange, Associate Director of Operations
Joanna graduated from the City University of New York School of Law. She completed her clinic work in the International Women’s Human Rights Clinic, where she worked on access to justice for human trafficking victims. Joanna earned her BA in English at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. Following law school, Joanna held a clerkship in the Federal Court of Australia, Victorian Registry, served as Director of Advocacy Services for HCRI, and worked on ACA regulatory issues with George Washington University Department of Health Policy. Joanna is a member of the New York State Bar.
patient advocate and EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF CHANGE IT BACK
Glenn is an author and four-time cancer survivor. He has served as a Clinical Advocate for cancer patients of all ages for over a decade. His extensive experience both as a patient and as a medical coach makes him well-versed in the language of cancer physiology, pathology, and radiology. He knows the enormous emotional and physical challenges of being a newly-diagnosed patient and understands how to manage those issues while navigating the labyrinth that is the American healthcare system.
Surviving all of his four primary cancers as a young adult, Glenn understands the overwhelming need for medical and social services unique to adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer patients. As a result, he started HCRI’s Change it Back Centers of Excellence program, a clinical certification program designed to dramatically improve survival rates and outcomes of AYA cancer patients across the United States.Watch Glenn share his story on The Moth
KAREN GARGAMELLI, ESQ., TREASURER
Co-founder, Common Law NYC and Founder, Benincasa Peace House, NY, NY
DEVIKA SINGH, M.D., MPH, SECRETARY
Physician, Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease, Central Vermont Medical Center
University of Pittsburgh, Microbicides Trials Network Leadership and Operations Center
ANNE KASTOR, M.D. IN MEMORIUM
Director, Weill Cornell Community Clinic, New York, NY
Anne passed away in 2013, but we celebrate her extensive contributions.
EVA MOORE, M.D.
Adolescent Medicine Faculty, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, WA
Former Adolescent Pediatric Fellow, Johns Hopkins Medical Center