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Meet Our Advisory Council

The Advisory Council for Women's Health Research at Yale

The Advisory Council for Women’s Health Research at Yale includes community leaders from across the country with a commitment to advancing women’s health research. Council members share professional and personal advice. They raise awareness about the importance of our center. And they lead efforts to ensure that Women’s Health Research at Yale thrives long into the future.

The Advisory Council for Women's Health Research at Yale

Laurie M. Benjamin, Carmel Valley, CA  
Elisa Spungen Bildner, Montclair, NJ 
Linda J. Calarco, Woodbridge, CT
Kim A. Healey, Fairfield, CT 
Sharon Wolfsohn Karp, New Canaan, CT 
Katharine Kenny, Richmond, VA 
Susanna E. Krentz, Chicago, IL
Ruth L. Lansner, New York, NY
Kevin McCann, Hartford, CT
Cynthia H. McCraven, Wallingford, CT
Ellen Gibson McGinnis, Ruxton, MD
Ruby H. Melton, West Haven, CT
Wendy Underwood Naratil, Warren, NJ 
Eve Hart Rice, Bedford, NY 
Barbara Masters Riley, Guilford, CT 
Carol F. Ross, Chair, New Haven, CT 
Diane Young Turner, Hamden, CT 
Diana Seton Wakerley, Hamden, CT 

Special Advisors

Kitty Northrop Friedman
Kimberly Goff-Crews, Secretary and Vice President for Student Life, Yale University
Linda Koch Lorimer, Former Vice President President, Yale University

Honorary Members

U.S. Representative Rosa L. DeLauro
Joanne Woodward
Nancy Wyman

The two-decade evolution of WHRY is a testament to steady, deliberate growth through careful planning and distribution of resources with an unwavering focus on improving women’s health.

Carol F. Ross, Chair, Advisory Council for Women's Health Research at Yale