Dr. Jennifer Salcedo
UT Rio Grande Valley
Dr. Salcedo is an Associate Professor and Residency Program Director in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. She completed
fellowship in family planning as well as a Master of Public Policy at the University of California, Los Angeles, after finishing residency at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Salcedo finished her Master of Public Health through the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine where she also completed her medical training. Dr. Salcedo has served on national committees for the North American Society for Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, and currently serves on the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologist’s Committee on Genetics. She has authored more than 27 peer-reviewed publications in reproductive health. Most recently, Dr. Salcedo and her colleagues are excited to recruit for their recently approved Border & Underserved Obstetrics & Gynecology Leadership Development (BOLD) Track.
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas
Susana has been working to support Latinx population’s access to comprehensive healthcare for 6 years. She has been with Planned Parenthood since 2016, serving patients in family planning health centers and more recently as a Bilingual Community Health Educator. Prior to this she assisted in research with the Texas Policy Evaluation Project at the University of Texas at Austin. There she aided in collecting data regarding the impact of changes in family planning funding on contraceptive use. Susana has presented at statewide and national conferences, offering tools and resources on topics such as trauma-informed classroom practices, best practices on supporting young male-identifying people of color, and long-acting reversible contraceptive use in minors. This year, she will be presenting at the Texas Campaign Symposium regarding the legacy of racism behind contraceptives and its impact on people of color today.
Dr. Saul Rivas
UT Rio Grande Valley
Dr. Rivas is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine. He is the Student Clerkship Director and involved in undergraduate and graduate medical education. Dr. Rivas is also the Director of the Immediate Postpartum Long Acting Reversible Contraception Program at the
Women's Hospital at Renaissance and has been an invited speaker to several regional and national meetings on this topic.
Dr. Elissa Serapio
UT Rio Grande Valley
Dr. Serapio received her undergraduate degree at Stanford University and her MD and MPH degrees from The George Washington University School of Medicine. She completed Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences residency at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She then completed a fellowship in family planning at UCSF and the Leadership Training Academy with Physicians for Reproductive Health.
Her research and program development interests include the care of patients facing complex/complicated pregnancies, quality improvement, and interventions to lessen health disparities. Even more than clinical care and research, she loves medical education -- particularly curriculum development and teaching procedural skills. Dr. Serapio is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Dr. Kelly Wilson
Texas A&M University
Kelly Wilson, PhD, MCHES, has a multifaceted career with over 20 years of experience working with and alongside communities to address health issues. She has worked extensively in many settings, both rural and urban, including: community, schools, non-profits and healthcare/ hospitals. Kelly brings a unique combination of expertise, with a perspective on bridging community-voice, systems perspectives and research to impact high-impact, strategic practices. She integrates her unique insight and uses state of the art tools and processes to coach high potential leaders in a community. Kelly is known for her ability to provide important insight as well as concrete action plans for clients to accomplish their goals.
LeKara Simmons, MPH, CHES
Georgia Campaign for Adolescent
Power and Potential
LeKara Simmons is a graduate of Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia. While at Armstrong, LeKara received a Bachelor’s Degree in Public and Community Health and Master's Degree in Public Health. She has over nine years of experience working with youth, parents, and community members on adolescent health issues, such as, comprehensive sexuality education and sexual violence education. LeKara has presented at several conferences and workshops including: National Sexual Health Conference, North Carolina Sexual Health Conference, NC SHIFT and Healthcare Georgia Foundation. LeKara works for the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential as a Program Manager for College Based Initiatives.
Healthy Futures of Texas
Anthony develops and implements community based programs throughout San Antonio and Chicago, with experience in hospitals, clinics, nonprofits, schools, and social service agencies. He combines real-life teaching experience with a decade of program management experience to create unique, innovative learning experiences for people of all ages.
Alexandra Cory, LMSW, CFLE-P
Alexandra is a Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator for the Working to Institutionalize Sex Education (WISE) Initiative at the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power and Potential (GCAPP). She trains and advises school-based staff who are implementing various comprehensive sex education curricula. Alexandra has earned a Bachelor of Science in Family and Child Studies from Louisiana Tech University and a Master of Social Work from Grambling State University. She is a licensed social worker and a certified family life educator. She has presented at the National Sex Ed Conference on talking to children ages 0-12 about sex. Her professional background includes revising sex education curricula to fit within school policy and working with young adults who have been affected by substance use disorder.