Terre Young, President – After working in Germany and Washington DC, Terre returned to the island in 1978 to visit her grandmother and has happily lived, worked, and raised her family, here ever since. Her family members are husband Scotty, son Mac, and daughter Emma. One year after retiring as Executive Director of Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard, I was invited by the board of Friends of Family Planning to help engage the island community in a conversation about abortion. Of course, I said yes, and now, 5 years later, I am more than ever committed to make this choice understood and accepted as a right and available here. I feel very strongly that reproductive health care be affordable and available to all island people and remain an ally for the LGBTQA+ community members. I am very proud of the support to the clinic and many projects this board accomplishes, and I am honored to work beside each member. I am also privileged to host the Cancer Support Groups meetings on Wednesday evenings, and a very dedicated rower in Sail MV’s Cornish Pilot gigs, Grace and Cassie.
Nili Beth Goldstein Morgan, Vice President – Nili Beth was raised on the Island. After completing her studies at Brandeis University and trying her hand as a tour guide at Fenway Park along with other Off Island adventures, she returned home to the Vineyard to work with her family at Mansion House Inn and Health Club. In addition to her hospitality duties, Nili is a former board member for Vineyard Montessori School and is currently the Vice President of Friends of Family Planning. Nili has been a FOFP board member for close to 15 years, joining this important board to help Island friends and neighbors access care locally, affordably, and safely. She enjoys Vineyard life with her husband, Dylan and their two children.
Roger Maxfield, Treasurer – Roger has been on the board since September 2012. I was invited to this board by an exiting board member and, as I had been looking to give some time to the community I accepted. I missed the December 2012 board meeting to find out I was voted in as the Treasurer. I have become very passionate about our board and what we do and have accomplished. I started coming to the Vineyard seasonally in 1980 from March until December. I left the island in the spring of 1987 and returned in the spring of 1989 year-round. This is the only board I have been on, and I enjoy working with my fellow board members and working on our event fund raisers.
Erin Estrella, Secretary – As a licensed clinical social worker, Erin has long been a passionate supporter of inclusive reproductive health & social justice issues. A professed city girl from Providence, RI, I moved to the island six years ago after a summer romance with an islander turned into so much more. I have long been involved with organizations that support women’s and LGBTQA+ rights and have dedicated much of my professional career to women’s behavioral health across the life cycle. Prior to moving to Martha’s Vineyard, I ran the psychiatric consultation service for Women & Infants Hospital in Providence, RI. I opened a private psychotherapy practice on island and have found much joy in meeting the behavioral health needs of our island population. I joined the board in early 2022 to follow my passion of promoting increased access to care for underserved populations in rural and urban settings.
Adam Petkus – Adam is a born and raised native of Martha’s Vineyard. Having seen the need for access and information regarding reproductive health Adam has become committed to helping, in any way he can, to see the island and the people on it thrive. Adam has served on the board of Friends of Family Planning for 2 years. In addition to his work with the community Adam is a Contractor, Building Inspector, Hot Yoga Instructor and Musician.
Board of Directors
Kristina Almquist – Kristina has always believed that all people deserve safe non-judgmental access to healthcare and information about their own sexual health. She and her family first started coming to Vineyard in 1994 and have made it their permanent home since 2011. Kristina is a Board Member and a volunteer working to improve our online presence to bring more people to our organization both as volunteers and to access service. Kristina is a graphic designer and has worked with clients across the country. She has also served as a volunteer for organizations in her previous home of Troy New York including, The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, The Troy Public Library, and the Arts Center of the Capital Region.
Polina Asenova – Polina moved to the island in 2004 from Bulgaria. She has three children and works for Island Grown initiative, where she manages their Food Equity Programs. Polina has passion for birth rights, equality, and proper sex education. She practices as postnatal and birth doula and loves to serve the diverse community of the Vineyard. She joined the board of Friends of Family planning in 2021.
Elizabeth Barnes – Born and raised on the Vineyard, Elizabeth then lived in Philadelphia before moving back home to be near family and raise her son. When she isn’t navigating motherhood and island living, she is the President of The Women’s Centers, an affiliated group of independent abortion clinics in GA, PA, NJ and CT. She is a recipient of the Abortion Conversation Project’s Vision Award and a national expert in outpatient abortion provision and access. She recently founded the nonprofit Abortion Access for All, created to support abortion availability on the island and wherever it is needed. Elizabeth’s mother was an early board member of Friends of Family Planning, and she is grateful for the opportunity to continue the work.
Suzan Bellincampi – Suzan has spent 22 years on Martha’s Vineyard and almost as long on the Board of Friends of Family Planning. Her work is sharing nature through teaching, writing, and speaking, and she serves as MV and Nantucket Islands’ Director for Mass Audubon. Suzan is a columnist for the Vineyard Gazette and author of two books on Island nature. A self-proclaimed feminist, Suzan stays on the Board because she wants to work to protect abortion access, support human rights, forward gender equality, and allow people to be free to be who they want to be, and to love who they want to love.
Elliott Bennett – Elliott has been a resident on the island for over 25 years. She has a Masters in curriculum development and Education Leadership, is a career educator, and taught biology at the MVRHS for 15 years. She has taught environmental sciences for several nonprofits on and off island and has led natural history tours throughout the US, Caribbean, and Central America. Elliott has served on the FOFP Board since 2018. As a lifetime educator, she is an active voice for reproductive education, and believes in reproductive health services for all people. Elliott has experienced first-hand the way our clinic is available for all individuals and families and is committed to making sure that the clinic can continue to serve all types of people, with comprehensive reproductive services.
Jenn Chang – Jenn joined the board in 2016 as the board coordinator/admin assistant later becoming a board member. Jenn participates in fundraising and social media/website sub- committees. As a patient of Martha’s Vineyard family planning for 20 years she understands how vital the clinic is to the MV community. In addition, Jenn has volunteered with Island Grown Initiatives and the Food Pantry.
Josey Kirkland – Josey (she/her) has been on the FOFP board for almost 10 years. She was drawn in by a friend and stayed because she believes in accessible health services for all, plus it’s a great group of people! Full-time she works as the education manager for Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, seasonally with Goat Yoga MV, and for fun she swims, cooks, sings, stretches a lot, and hangs out with all her animals.
Kayte Morris – Kayte grew up in Maine and graduated from Plymouth State University with a degree in Anthropology. With a deep love for social justice, Kayte has dedicated her career to leading teams for progressive local and national nonprofits and organizations that do good. After moving to Martha’s Vineyard in 2018, she began her love affair with food equity as the Executive Director of the Island Food Pantry and is now Sr. Director of Food Equity Programs for the Island Grown Initiative. Kayte lives in Vineyard Haven with her husband and their sassy pug, Marbles.
Marnely Murray – Marnely was born and raised in the Dominican Republic, and after 24 years of Caribbean Island living, she moved to another island, this time not as warm. Her work as a pastry chef brought her to the island, working at one of the most prestigious golf clubs on Martha’s Vineyard. She lives and works alongside her husband, and for the last 12 years, has been an active voice in showcasing that families can be made up of two people. Recently having had her fallopian tubes removed (a surgery called a salpingectomy), she has recently joined the Board of Friends of Family Planning as Chair of the Social Media Committee, where she hopes to empower, educate, and showcase the work of this organization even more.
John Robichau – Another Island native, John became connected to the clinic after returning in 2019 after a career in NYC. Having been sent to the clinic by the MV Hospital, Health Imperatives was able to fill a gap in the healthcare system and provide crucial services that supported him in beginning his young family. In gratitude, and with a personal connection to the ways in which charitable medical practices can change lives, John joined the board shortly afterwards. John is the Managing Director of the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival where he supports the development and prediction of community events year-round.
Alexis Russillo – I am a landscape painter fortunate to live and work on Martha’s Vineyard. I am also inspired by the dedication of Friends of Family Planning’s mission to provide affordable health care to all walks of life. I joined the board to support the committee’s work and help to create services for the highest good for Friends of Family Planning and their clients.
Tomar Waldman – After a 30 year career as a licensed general contractor specializing in historic restoration, she worked for the City of Providence Dept of Planning. After retiring to the Island, she has served on the Tisbury Public Works advisory board, The Vineyard Committee on Hunger, The Tisbury Sewer Commission, the Tisbury Preservation Committee, The Community Services Auction Fundraiser, and The Diversity Coalition. She has been a FFP Board member for several years.
High School Representatives:
Emma Toomey and Lila Mikos