Karmann Peters, Executive Director Karmann Peters became the Program Director, and first-ever hired staff person, with Nursing Students for Sexual and Reproductive Health in November 2012. She has extensive experience as a grassroots campus and community organizer. Karmann was hired as executive director in 2015.
For three years, she served on the board of directors at the Family Tree Clinic (FTC) which provides reproductive and sexual health care to a diverse community who are often under- or uninsured; she is now a volunteer advocate for FTC. She is also a long-time volunteer of the Minnesota Women’s Consortium and serves on their Girls Rock! the Capitol Planning Committee. Karmann is deeply committed to student activism, women’s issues, and reproductive choice. She holds a Baccalaureate Degree in Women’s Studies from St. Catherine University.
Sarah Macrorie, Student and Alumni Coordinator Sarah Macrorie is happy to join Nursing Students for Sexual and Reproductive Health as the Alumni Coordinator. Sarah is a former Licensed Certified Professional Midwife, who has worked extensively with the medical community, both to increase her training profile and to create a safer care environment for out-of-hospital birth clients. In addition to delivering babies for over a decade, she has extensive clinical abortion experience, serving women seeking first and second trimester abortions for over 15 years. Her professional passion is serving families seeking terminations for fetal anomalies, as it draws on both her midwifery and abortion work. Sarah holds a research-based degree in Human Physiology from the University of Oregon, where she has also worked in bio-molecular research, studying both pre-eclampsia and diabetes. She is a founding member and former Board member of the Network for Reproductive Options, Oregon’s only independent abortion fund.
Sarah is strongly committed to increasing the education, training, and the scope of nurses in reproductive healthcare, and sees nurses as important members of the Reproductive Justice movement. In addition to her Human Rights work, Sarah spends time with her two lovely children, husband, and an assortment of pets.
Annie Parrish, Office Coordinator, joined NSSRH after almost six years of office management, event planning, customer service, and administrative support at two small mental health nonprofits. She coordinated an annual conference with 150+ attendees and led a volunteer movement of people going public with mental health stories and advocating for improved mental health policy. Before that, Annie provided technical support at Minnesota Public Radio for 12+ years, including developing an online help desk management system. A volunteer at the Minnesota AIDS Project, she processes donations and manages data and archives. Annie has supported several friends facing unplanned pregnancy, and volunteered to support families in United Hospital’s surgery waiting room, and to collect information for the Wilder Foundation from people living in homeless shelters. She holds a BA in mathematics from the University of Minnesota.
Annie is extremely excited about contributing her skills and energy to advancing one of her strongest human rights passions – reproductive justice for all. She also thinks the world of nurses. Outside of work, Annie loves poetry, dancing, BBC detective series, playing with her cats, decorating her old (1884) apartment in St. Paul, and sharing time with friends.