BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Deb Walsh, Board Chair
Deb Walsh picked up her first copy of Bitch magazine in New York city in 2007 and has long admired its thoughtful, distinctive voice in journalism. As a board member, Deb feels freshly inspired by her feminist mentors from her legal and educational backgrounds. She also appreciates the women who guided her work with feminist NGOs in Morocco during a year abroad. Although the legal field gave Deb opportunities to advocate for women, LGBTQ communities, and non-profits, she found her true calling in 2000 when she joined the faculty at an independent school in Portland. As a Dean of Students and teacher of history and Constitutional Law, she feels fortunate to work in a progressive community that engages with important questions around culture, gender, power, identity, spirituality, and more.
When she’s not in the classroom with teenagers, Deb recharges through outdoor adventures with her husband and two children, and by cooking with unexpected ingredients for friends and family.
Megan M. Wentworth, Vice President
Megan is proud to be a fourth generation Oregonian and fifth generation car dealer. Her professional background is in wealth planning, philanthropy and organizational development. She spent seven years as a stockbroker (the tech bubble burst but the housing market was stable), seven years in philanthropy (anonymous charity gave way to active advocacy), and is currently the Vice President of Operations and Strategy at DHM Research a non-partisan, independent political and community research firm. She is honored to work with an incredible group of data wonks and pollsters who believe making impact is a collective activity. Everyday they strive to ask the right questions, listen with intent, and understand the values & beliefs of the people who answer.
In 2006 Megan helped found Backline, a national reproductive justice organization, with fellow board member Grayson Dempsey. She now serves as the Vice President of Women’s Foundation of Oregon and is an advisor for the Mary McKinney & Flay Ezell Fund.
Megan believes in the power of a good dinner party, actively cultivates fun, and is a big fan of welcome surprises. Bitch is Megan’s chance to reconcile her lifelong identification as a feminist with her (not so) secret love of reading supermarket tabloids.
For the past 15 years, Ginger Hintz has updated her Bitch subscription every time she moved across town, over state lines, and into new time zones. She credits Bitch’s consistent radical integrity in supporting her feminist praxis and keeping her pop culture literate as she avoids mainstreaming.
Ginger grew up on the prairies of South Dakota. After moving to Ohio at the tender age of 20, she embraced punk, community, and writing to fight for reproductive, racial, and gender justice. She has a BA in Environmental Policy and an MA in American Cultural Studies from Bowling Green State University. Manifesting west coast aspirations, Ginger moved with her partner and asthmatic cat to Seattle where she curiously learned about philanthropy at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This and experiences with Resource Generation, Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy, and Social Justice Fund NW afforded the opportunity to talk about privilege and how those power dynamics influence social change strategies. Currently the Program Manager for the Women Donors Network, Ginger manages and advises the organization’s donor circles using an intersectional feminist lens. She looks for courage in complexity and finds joy in articulating an inclusive feminist agenda.
Ginger lives in Oakland, California.
You can find her online at cacheculture.com.
Grayson Dempsey has spent over a decade advocating for women and families through her work in the Reproductive Justice movement. She is the Founder of Backline, a nonprofit organization that promotes connection, conversation and support around all aspects of pregnancy, parenting, abortion and adoption, and served as the organization's President from 2003-2009. In recent years she has served as a consultant to organizations such as the Abortion Care Network, Ipas, the Abortion Access Project, OHSU, Spence-Chapin Adoption Services, Open Adoption & Family Services, the Center for Health Training and Pro Kan Do. Grayson currently works as a Childbirth Educator at OHSU and sits on the Board of Directors for The Mother PAC and The Abortion Conversation Project, as well as the Advisory Boards of Backline and Nursing Students for Choice. Grayson holds a degree in Literature and Women's Studies from the University of Florida, and is thrilled to be merging her love of writing and feminism by serving on Bitch Media's Board of Directors.
Gretchen is a research sociologist at Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH) at the University of California San Francisco, where her work focuses on portrayals on abortion and reproductive decision-making in popular culture. Gretchen earned her Bachelors degree from Amherst College, and her doctorate from Boston College. She currently serves on the board of directors of Backline, and has previously worked with the Massachusetts Alliance on Teen Pregnancy and volunteered with the Eastern Massachusetts Abortion Fund. Gretchen is proud to have written and blogged for Bitch prior to joining the board.
Megan can’t remember the first time she felt comfortable calling herself a feminist, but it surely had to be sometime before she dove into her role as Education Coordinator at Raphael House of Portland, when she started talking to anyone who would listen to her about how we all have a role in preventing domestic and sexual violence (and thus became the most fun person at dinner parties). It was definitely around the time she moved to Portland from Pennsylvania, found Bitch magazine for the first time, and discovered a passion she knew was in there all along—advocating for gender equity and social justice, which she does often in her work at Raphael House and as a co-chair of prevention committees for both the Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force and the Multnomah County Family Violence Coordinating Council. Megan likes: good music, feeding people, scouring vintage stores, puns, sending mail, and all the quaint and normal things (hiking, biking, reading, writing, canning, crafting). Megan’s volunteered as a Big Sister to a pretty delightful now 17-year-old for the last four years and lives with friends and her cat in Portland.
Like many readers, Veronica I. Arreola found her way to Bitch when her best friend handed her an issue. Since then she has gone from reader to contributor to board member. Veronica is a professional feminist, writer, and mom. She took her degree in biological sciences with a minor in women’s studies and turned it into a career working on diversity issues in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Veronica is the assistant director of the UIC Center for Research on Women and Gender and directs their Women in Science and Engineering program. The White House recognized her work with an organizational Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring. Her blog, Viva la Feminista, has been named a top political blog by Blogher, Women’s Media Center and LATISM. Veronica’s writing can be found in outlets such as USA Today, New York Times, the Daily Dot and The Broad Side. Her current project, #365FeministSelfie, aims to have people take a close look at themselves every day and see the beauty everyone else sees.
Christine Yoon is currently a Product Manager at Boston Globe Media, where she sits at the intersection of Media and Technology to ship products related to content distribution, editorial workflow, and site enhancements. She’s passionate about building beautiful products that solve real problems, and really enjoys working on cross-functional teams. Born and raised right outside of Boston, Massachusetts, she holds a Bachelors degree in Anthropology from the University of Vermont where she also served as Captain of the women's lacrosse team, and later coached at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She also holds a Masters of Business Administration from Babson College. During her free time, you can find her roaming the streets of Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she currently resides with her partner, reading Bitch, trying out new restaurants, and chasing after her dog Stanley.
Mary Kay Tetreault
Mary Kay Tetreault benefitted greatly from the Second Women’s Rights Movement. It opened up the possibility of a life beyond that expected of her generation: marry, raise the children, stay at home and don’t grow old. Instead, after earning her doctorate, a twenty-five year career in higher education was possible, first as a professor at Lewis and Clark College, next as a dean at California State University Fullerton, followed by serving as provost there as well as at Portland State University. Her work that she values the most are her publications which include Women in America: Half of History (1978); The Feminist Classroom with Frances A. Maher (1994 & 2001); and Privilege and Diversity in the Academy also with Maher (2007). She is presently at work on a memoir of her journey.
Hilary Doe is a nonprofit leader, committed to civic engagement and leadership development. She is currently the Vice President of NationBuilder.
Prior to joining NationBuilder, Hilary served as the Senior Advisor to the President and, previously, the Vice President of Operations and Programming at the Roosevelt Institute--a leading economic think tank based in New York City. Before becoming Roosevelt's Vice President, Hilary acted as the National Director of the Roosevelt Institute | Campus Network--the nation's largest student policy and leadership development organization--and founded Roosevelt Institute | Pipeline--a progressive policy organization designed for young people in their 20s and 30s. In her role at the Roosevelt Institute, Hilary received national recognition from the White House, the Francis Perkins Center, the National Consumers League, the National Academy of Social Insurance, and others for her work designing and implementing the pioneering Think Impact model, Think 2040 program, and a national, participatory policy-making effort, the Blueprint for the Millennial America. Her work has been featured by numerous national and regional media outlets, including cable news networks, the Washington Post, the Nation, and NPR.
Prior to joining the Roosevelt Institute, Hilary worked as a Senior Analyst in the Public Policy Analysis practice area of Anderson Economic Group, and held positions with the Brookings Institution and the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation. Hilary holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Michigan’s Ford School of Public Policy, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Michigan. She is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Politics at Princeton University
You can reach Hilary at [email protected] or on social media at: (t): @hilarydoe (f): facebook.com/hilary.doe
Kate Copeland is a conceptual artist and mischievous documentarian with a penchant for craft-intensive 19th century photographic and printmaking processes. Using cyanotype, salt printing, photogravure, letterpress, and more, her work isolates and ossifies moments, objects, and nuances that might otherwise be overlooked. She has exhibited nationally and internationally at a variety of non-profit, alternative and university spaces.
During her 2013 Fulbright Scholar Fellowship in Baroda, India, Copeland taught Alternative Photographic Processes in the Graphic Arts Department of Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. She also continued a series — initially begun at the Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum — investigating the role of iconic typefaces in cultural history, using printing technology as source material, process and content. Details of Copeland’s Fulbright experience can be found at www.katecopeland.com.
Over the past fifteen years, Copeland has taught Foundation, Printmaking, Letterpress, Book Art, and Photography classes and workshops at various colleges and non-profit organizations including Pacific Northwest College of Art, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Rhode Island School of Design, Portland State University, Portland Community College, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, and Minnesota Center for Book Arts.
Alisha Bhagat is passionate about working with organizations to think systematically about a sustainable future. She is a futurist and advisor at Forum for the Future, a sustainability non-profit that works with companies on strategic planning and systems change. Prior to joining Forum, Alisha was a foreign policy consultant for the US government.
She discovered Bitch in 2002 at the Carnegie Mellon Women’s Center and has been a reader ever since. Her feminist journey since then has included research and activism around FGM in her own community, volunteering at a domestic violence organization, and serving as a Girl Scout troop leader for several years.
Alisha is an avid gamer and loves board games and RPGs. She is a science fiction enthusiast and pub trivia nerd. She lives in New York with her husband, adorable daughter, and two cats. You can find her @alishabhagat.
Keidra Chaney is a writer, content strategist, (lapsed) musician and publisher of The Learned Fangirl, a website that analyses media, fan culture and technology from a critical studies perspective. Her very first essay, Sister Outsider Headbanger was published by Bitch in 2000, and she is eternally grateful to Bitch Media for kickstarting her indie media career.
Tia personally connected with Bitch as she sat on their panel discussing Anita Hill's impact on the awareness of sexual harassment in the workplace. A not-so-traditional HR professional, Tia's passion is empowering people and helping to facilitate their simple dreams and big ideas. Currently, Tia works at Wieden + Kennedy, an independent, creatively led advertising agency, where she serves as a strategic HR partner and talent manager. She previously served as the Asst. HR Advisor for the Department of Employment Services in the Government of the District of Columbia. For four years, she was the Managing Director of The Sevan Group - an African American woman-owned photography and design studio which she also co-founded. Tia graduated from Howard University in 2005 with a BBA in International Business and Marketing and holds an MBA from the University of Maryland University College which she received in 2011. She recently chartered and sits on the Executive Board of the Portland Willamette Valley Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., a national organization of mothers with children ages 2-19, dedicated to nurturing future African-American leaders by strengthening children through leadership development, volunteer service, philanthropic giving and civic duty. Tia is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Whenever she can, Tia explores Oregon with her husband and two little boys.