National Advisory Board
Development Assistant, Friends of UNFPA
Addison Altholz is a passionate supporter of sexual and reproductive rights. She works in fundraising and development at Friends of UNFPA, a non-profit that supports the work of the United Nations reproductive health and rights agency. Over the past ten years, she has worked for various health, education, and housing-focused organizations, mostly in New Orleans and San Francisco. While in New Orleans, she was deeply affected by the absence of access to basic reproductive healthcare and accurate sex education in the South. This experience inspired her career path and also her unwavering support for Answer. Addison is also a founding member of the Mobilization Cabinet at Women Deliver, a leading international reproductive rights advocacy group. She received her BA in Sociology from Tulane University and currently resides in Brooklyn.
Sex Education Advocate
Susan Hrabchak has been a long-time supporter and advocate for Answer. Her involvement began by hosting fundraisers and organizing educational lectures in numerous New Jersey schools. She is the mother of four children and recently moved to Omaha, Nebraska where she looks forward to supporting Answer’s ability to improve sex education in the Midwest. Susan studied psychology and sociology at Villanova University. She received her Professional Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University. She is currently a professional genealogist as well as a middle school track and field coach. When taking a break from her other passions, she is also an avid athlete and has completed numerous IRONMAN triathlons and more than 50 marathon running races.
Principal and Founder of Jonathan B. Kim, P.A.
Jonathan Kim has over 26 years of legal and executive management experience in the US and internationally. Currently, in addition to his private practice focusing on complex corporate, regulatory & compliance, governance and alternative dispute resolution matters, he is a senior advisor to the Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership at Columbia Law School. Previously, he was General Counsel and Secretary of Montpelier Re Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:MRH). Earlier in his career, Jonathan gained extensive experience in investment management and financial advisory services with AXA Advisors LLC, in internet strategy and sales with Modem Media Inc. and several start-up companies, and in corporate law and litigation with a Wall Street law firm and the United States Department of Justice. In addition to his legal and management background, he has advised and served on boards of directors in both the private and not-for-profit sectors. Jonathan obtained his bachelor’s degree in English and American Literature from Brown University, his MBA with a dual concentration in Finance and Strategy from Yale University and his JD from Georgetown University, including study at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. He is a member of various state and federal bars, including Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, New York and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
Senior Strategist, Landor
Krystie Mak is a branding professional who enjoys helping companies activate positive change. Her interest in sexual health advocacy began when she was a course facilitator for UC Berkeley's largest student-run public health seminar. She also provided peer counseling, hosted workshops, and conducted campus outreach through UC Berkeley's Sexual Health Education Program. During her 9 to 5, Krystie works at Landor, a global brand consultancy. In her 5 to 9, she is the Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Slant’d, a media company that celebrates Asian American identity through personal storytelling. Krystie holds a dual degree in Business and Public Health from UC Berkeley.
Attorney, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Mai Ratakonda is a staff attorney at Planned Parenthood Federation of America's Public Policy Litigation and Law Department. While at PPFA, Ms. Ratakonda has been involved in numerous cases that have an impact women’s access to reproductive health services across the country, including challenging an admitting privileges requirement for abortion providers in Alabama, Texas’s attempt to terminate Planned Parenthood from Medicaid, and a contracted physician requirement for medication abortion providers in Arkansas. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, dog and cat.
President, Nonprofit Coordinating Committee
Sharon Stapel is President of the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of NY (NPCC). NPCC encourages strong, transparent, and informed management and advocates for fair and reasonable nonprofit public policy with its nearly 1,700 nonprofit members and a robust Government Relations Council. Prior to joining NPCC, Sharon was the Executive Director of the New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project, where she worked on national and local LGBTQ policy issues and was named a White House Champion of Change. Sharon sits on the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on the Judiciary, the Mayor’s Nonprofit Resiliency Committee, the Ahead of the Curve coalition of NYC capacity builders, the Board of CUNY Law School’s Main Street Legal Services, and the Advisory Board of Answer: Sex Ed, Honestly. She has been recognized by President Obama, Vice President Biden, the American Bar Association, the New York City Council, and others, and was recently named 50 most powerful leaders in New York’s Nonprofit community by City & State. Sharon is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) and CUNY Law School, and lives in Brooklyn with her wife and children.
Senior Director, The Arkin Group
Kehinde A. Togun is a senior director at The Arkin Group, a New York-based business intelligence firm. He was previously the Deputy Director of PartnersGlobal’s Sub-Saharan Africa team where he led the portfolio of governance and security programs on the continent. Prior to joining Partners, he worked at the National Democratic Institute (NDI) with stints on the Eurasia, Middle East and North Africa, and Southern and East Africa teams. Kehinde also served as the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer for NDI in Iraq; and during Nigeria’s 2011 elections, he trained and advised civil society in the Niger Delta as they monitored the electoral process. In 2007, Kehinde worked with the Rwanda-based Imbuto Foundation, writing a guide for parents on how to talk to children about sex and conducting a national evaluation of the First Lady’s public health campaign, “Treat Every Child as Your Own.” In high school, Kehinde was a member of Sex Etc.'s teen editorial board.
Counsel, New Fortress
Since August, 2018, Sebastián Villaveces is Counsel at New Fortress Energy, a global leader in the energy infrastructure business. Prior to joining NFE, he was an associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in New York where his practice focused on corporate and financial transactions, particularly in Latin America. Sebastián has a law degree from Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia, an L.L.M. from the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and a Certificate in Business Administration from the Northwestern Kellogg School of Management. Sebastián is admitted to the bar in the State of New York and in Colombia.