Bruce Purnell, PhD

Bruce Purnell, PhD is the founder and executive director of a community based non-profit organization called The Love More Movement.

Bruce Purnell, PhD is the founder and executive director of a community based non-profit organization called The Love More Movement. He is a psychologist, author, artist, speaker and community activist. Dr. Purnell is a direct descendent of Underground Railroad conductors, Station Masters, Freedom Fighters and Educators. Like his ancestors, he has dedicated his life to creating a world where Love, Joy, Peace, Hope, Purpose, Equity and Transformation are lifestyles. Purnell holds has a BA from Bowie State University; an MA in psychology from the University of Cincinnati and a PhD form the University of Lagos.

dr.bruce@lovemoremovement.org

Erica McKinney, JD

Erica McKinney is a lawyer in Chicago, Illinois. She received her law degree from American University Washington College of Law, and her undergraduate degree from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she studied Broadcast Journalism and African-American studies.

Erica McKinney is a lawyer in Chicago, Illinois. She received her law degree from American University Washington College of Law, and her undergraduate degree from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she studied Broadcast Journalism and African-American studies.

McKinney worked at DC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy for three years. She led the Youth Leadership Task Force that sought to increase awareness by creating youth-produced peer advocacy tools. McKinney continues her commitment to youth advocacy and community building through mentorship and volunteer service.

Ana M. Caskin, MD

Ana M. Caskin, M.D., is the Associate Medical Director for Community Pediatrics at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and Medical Director of the School Health Center at Anacostia Senior High School.

Ana M. Caskin, M.D., is the Associate Medical Director for Community Pediatrics at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and Medical Director of the School Health Center at Anacostia Senior High School. Dr. Caskin is a native Washingtonian and earned her BA and MD from University of Virginia. She trained as a resident in pediatrics at Georgetown University Hospital. She serves as Deputy Medical Director for the Georgetown University Health Justice Alliance. In 2017, the Health Justice Alliance began a pilot program to offer legal services to students registered at the School Health Center at Anacostia High School located in Ward 8 of Washington DC.

Krishna K. Upadhya. MD

Krishna K. Upadhya is a Board-Certified Adolescent Medicine Specialist and Pediatrician who has dedicated her career to ensuring access to contraception and reproductive health services. She currently serves as Senior Medical Advisor at Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

Krishna K. Upadhya is a Board-Certified Adolescent Medicine Specialist and Pediatrician who has dedicated her career to ensuring access to contraception and reproductive health services. She currently serves as Senior Medical Advisor at Planned Parenthood Federation of America.Dr. Upadhya’s multi-faceted career includes work as a clinician, researcher, educator and advocate.

Clinically she has delivered care to youth and families in varied settings from Title X funded clinics to school-based health centers and hospitals. As a clinician scientist and faculty member at Johns Hopkins and George Washington universities she built a national reputation in the field of adolescent medicine through research publications and invited presentations to national and international conferences. She is a Board Appointed member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Adolescence and served two terms as the Chair of the Advocacy Committee for the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine. She is also a Fellow of the Society of Family Planning. In addition to her academic publications, Dr. Upadhya has published opinion pieces in outlets including the Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, and Cosmopolitan online.