Anna Forbes (photo on left) is a writer, organizer and women's health activist who has been working fulltime in HIV/AIDS since 1985. She currently works as an independent consultant with an international client base and is specializing in advocacy to expand HIV prevention, particularly for those at highest risk of HIV.
Kate Ryan (photo on right) is a Program Coordinator at the National Women's Health Network, a nonprofit organization that works to improve the health of all women by supporting informed health care decision-making and influencing health policy. She helps to develop and implement a program of legislative and regulatory advocacy that focuses on reducing women’s exposure to unnecessary drug and medical treatment risks. Prior to joining the NWHN, Kate worked in the Capitol Hill office of U.S. Representative Joe Sestak (D-PA), where she worked on the women’s issues portfolio and managed a variety of constituent services programs. She also previously volunteered in Ghana with the Alliance for Reproductive Health Rights to monitor and assess availability of, and access to, women’s sexual and reproductive health services. Kate received her MPA in International Public & Non-Profit Management and Policy Analysis with a focus on women’s rights from the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.