Making the connection between family planning and global sustainability.

WCG is an international non-profit organization committed to empowering, educating and enabling women and girls to make informed choices and access critical reproductive health products and services. WCG’s credentials in product introduction have made it a preferred partner of organizations looking to move products from laboratories and manufacturing plants to the women who need them. WCG excels at forming strategic partnerships to introduce and create access to new contraceptive methods around the world. WCG’s quality and regulatory departments are experienced in the global registration of drugs and devices, and in aiding manufacturers to improve their processes to meet international best practices. We create options for women when it comes to their reproductive health — no matter where they live.

Mission

Empower and enable women and girls to make informed choices about their reproductive and sexual health.

Our Leadership

WCG’s senior leadership team & board members share an unwavering commitment to women’s reproductive health information and access. As a woman-led organization, WCG is dedicated to ensuring that women around the world, regardless of location or socio-economic status have access to reproductive health solutions.

Meet the team

Jill Sheffield

Jill Sheffield is the founder of Women Deliver, an international advocacy organization that convenes global leaders to galvanize action on maternal health and women’s empowerment. Most recently, Ms. Sheffield was one of few civil society representatives appointed to the UN Secretary General’s Commission on Information and Accountability for Women’s and Children’s Health. Ms. Sheffield is the Chair of the FIGO Working Group on Contraception, serves as a Senior External Adviser to the IPPF Governing Council, and is on the Board of PPFA/Global. She is also a consultant/senior adviser to Global Health Strategies on reproductive health and choices.

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Ms. Sheffield is also the founder of Family Care International (FCI), a distinguished non-governmental organization and winner of the 2008 United Nations Population Award for outstanding work in sexual and reproductive health and rights. Ms. Sheffield completed advanced degrees at Columbia University, Teachers College, where she was later recognized as a distinguished alumna for her international work in women’s health and education, and she also received the American Public Health Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008. She was Director of International Programmes at the Carnegie Corporation, and founded FCI in 1987 in response to the call at the Women’s Decade Conference in Nairobi which identified the silent tragedy that one woman dies each minute from pregnancy related causes. Though she has played a central role in several key world conferences, Jill Sheffield believes her true education came in the late 1960s when she worked in Nairobi, Kenya’s Pumwani Hospital in the first family planning/reproductive health outpatient clinic opened in East Africa.

 

Saundra Pelletier

Saundra Pelletier is the founding CEO of WCG and she also is the CEO of Evofem Biosciences, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company committed to developing and commercializing innovative healthcare products to address unmet needs in women’s sexual and reproductive health. Ms. Pelletier has extensive private sector experience in leadership, sales, domestic and international marketing, business development and life cycle management for a variety of women’s healthcare products including contraceptives, vaginal infectives, hormone replacement therapies and fertility treatments.

Kelly Culwell, Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Culwell is an Obstetrician/Gynecologist with over 16 years specializing in women’s health and contraceptive research. She has served as Evofem Biosciences’ Chief Medical Officer since April 2015. Prior to joining Evofem Biosciences, Dr. Culwell was the Medical Director of Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest and maintained an academic clinical practice as the Director of Family Planning and Associate Clinical Professor at University of California, Davis. Dr. Culwell previously served as a Medical Officer with the World Health Organization where she developed global guidelines for clinical practice and is widely published in peer reviewed journals.
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Dr. Culwell received a Bachelor of Science from California Lutheran University, a Medical Doctorate from the University of California, Davis and a Masters of Public Health from Northwestern University. Dr. Culwell completed her post-graduate training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of California San Diego and her Family Planning Fellowship at Northwestern University. Dr. Culwell maintains appointments as Volunteer Assistant Clinical Professor in the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of California, Davis and San Diego campuses. Dr. Culwell is qualified as a Diplomat from the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. As of January 2019, Dr. Culwell is a Director of WCG Cares, a 501c3 working in sexual and reproductive health globally.