Meeting: February, 2022

Reproductive Rights

Date: Monday, February 7, 2022
 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Location: Virtual
(zoom details will be provided to all who RSVP)
RSVP by: 12pm, Feb. 7, 2022

BBPW's monthly program on February 7 will feature Tapestry's Cheryl Zoll (CEO) and Katrina Mattson (Berkshires Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare Manager) who will be discussing the status of access to reproductive health care in the Berkshires and beyond. The latest rulings and oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court regarding abortion bans in Alabama and Texas have advocates deeply concerned about access to abortion and the full continuum of reproductive health care. Learn the latest on these cases and their impact in Massachusetts. Join us to discuss what we can do from the Berkshires to maintain and increase access to these vital health services in the Berkshires and for women across the country.

Cheryl Zoll, Ph.D., has been CEO of Tapestry since 2014. She previously served as Executive Director of the Amherst Survival Center and as site director for The Literacy Project’s Orange, MA programs. Cheryl started her career as a linguistics professor, teaching at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Amherst College, Hampshire College and the University of Iowa. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Harvard University, a Master’s Degree from Brandeis University and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley.

Katrina Mattson has been working in public health for 30 years. She started her career at Cook County Hospital in Chicago working in the Women's HIV program providing health education and HIV testing in the prenatal clinic. After moving to the Berkshires in 2001, she directed the Berkshire Violence Prevention Center, a collaborative health education project between the local Intimate Partner Violence service agency and the child abuse advocacy center. Since 2008, she has been the health services manager at Tapestry health , a reproductive health clinic in Berkshire County MA. She is also currently teaching the Community Health Worker certification course at Berkshire Community College. Katrina was the founding member of WHEN, a political action committee and was a member of the Berkshire County Commission on the Status of Women. She currently sits on the Berkshire Area Health Education board and the board of the Pittsfield Education Foundation. Katrina has a bachelor's degree in education from Wittenberg University and a Masters of Public Health from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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