Planned Parenthood of Northern New England Announces New Vice President for Public Policy
Contact: Molly Cowan, (603) 770-1775, [email protected]
For Immediate Release: Jan. 26, 2018 (Updated: Jan. 26, 2018, 2:25 p.m.)
CONCORD, NH - Planned Parenthood of Northern New England and the Planned Parenthood New Hampshire Action Fund is pleased to announce that Sabrina Dunlap of Hopkinton, New Hampshire, will assume the role of Vice President for Public Policy, New Hampshire, at the end of January, 2018. Dunlap comes to Planned Parenthood following nine years of practice as an attorney, most recently at Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Dunlap has been active with Planned Parenthood as a volunteer for over a decade. While attending law school in Washington, DC, Dunlap joined the Washington Area Clinic Defense Task Force, where she volunteered with a team to help escort patients through active protesters into a Planned Parenthood health center, and was Co-President of the Law Students for Choice chapter at her law school, where she organized and facilitated events and advocacy on reproductive rights.
Following law school, Dunlap moved to Boston, where she volunteered as a clinic escort with the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, and was the co-chair of the Young Friends of Planned Parenthood, where she organized events and fundraisers to benefit PPLM’s advocacy arm.
“Sabrina assumes leadership of the New Hampshire public affairs office at a crucial time. 2018 will be a pivotal year for women’s health and women’s rights - in New Hampshire, and across the country,” said Meagan Gallagher, President & CEO of PPNNE and the PPNHAF. “We are thrilled to welcome Sabrina to Planned Parenthood of Northern New England - Sabrina brings the health care policy expertise and passion for reproductive rights needed to protect and grow support for the full range of reproductive health services available at our health centers.”
“I am excited to step into the Vice President for Public Policy position with Planned Parenthood of Northern New England,” stated Sabrina Dunlap, incoming Vice President for Public Policy. “Protecting access to a full range of reproductive rights for women at Planned Parenthood has been the backbone of my volunteer work, and it is a privilege to serve my home state of New Hampshire in this capacity. I am eager to use my health care legal experience to benefit the nearly 11,000 women and men in the Granite State who depend on Planned Parenthood of Northern New England’s five health centers.”
Dunlap joins the current public affairs team which consists of Kayla Montgomery, director of advocacy and organizing, and Molly Cowan, communications manager. Montgomery will continue to head PPNNE/PPNHAF’s advocacy at the State House, and will be directing electoral campaigns.
At Hinckley Allen, Dunlap worked as a senior associate in the Health Care group, with a practice focused on healthcare regulatory issues. Prior to Hinckley Allen, Dunlap was Senior Corporate Counsel at athenahealth, a healthcare IT company.
In addition to her legal work, Dunlap is involved in her community, where she serves on the Hopkinton Select Board. She currently serves on the Family Advisory Council at Boston Children’s Hospital, is actively involved with the Arthritis Foundation, and is the former chair of the Juvenile Arthritis Committee for Massachusetts.
Dunlap earned her J.D. from American University Washington College of Law, graduating cum laude, where she was a Note & Comment Editor of the American University International Law Review, and co-President of Law Students for Choice. She received a B.A. with honors in Political Science from Trinity College (CT).