BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Marjorie Seawell, BSN, MSHA
Marjorie Seawell is a former high risk labor and delivery nurse with volunteer experience in HIV/AIDS in Zambia, Kenya and Rwanda. She has worked with and supported the Clinton Foundation HIV/AIDS Initiative as well as several other international NGOs and philanthropies.
Marjorie was one of the founding donors of the Women’s Foundation of Colorado and has served as president of her family’s foundation which focuses on social justice issues and the needs of the underserved. She is a former co-owner of The Shreveport Journal and is currently an investor in commercial real estate and alternative assets.
Her educational background includes two undergraduate degrees including a BSN and a master’s degree in health administration and policy. She also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Institute for Shipboard Education an organization with which she has held many leadership positions and sailed on a variety of Semester at Sea voyages.
Eden Hankins, RN, MSN
Eden Hankins is a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner with more than 20 years of experience in healthcare. Her passion for reproductive rights began in college as a chief organizer for “Get Out the Vote” in Oregon in 1990, resulting in 85% college-aged voter turnout. This election included ballot issues that would have limited women’s rights to affordable and accessible reproductive and family services.
Eden's volunteer service continued as a Planned Parenthood clinic escort and campaign volunteer during graduate school and throughout her career as a nurse practitioner. Her recent service on the board of directors for The Freedom Fund and NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado has deepened her understanding of the behind-the-scenes work necessary for effective fundraising and service distribution.
She believes every human being has the fundamental right to affordable, accessible, quality healthcare. Her life’s work has been helping women and children as a healthcare provider and political advocate, facilitating health services and education to enable families to thrive.
Kathryn (Katie) Wouk, PhD, MS, IBCLC
Katie is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She holds a PhD in maternal and child health from UNC, where she also trained to become an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She studies breastfeeding and maternal mental health, and is particularly interested in Spanish-speaking women’s perinatal experiences. She serves on the board of the North Carolina Breastfeeding Coalition, and is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer from Bolivia.