Friends. Daughters. Mothers. Instigators.
Converge was co-founded by two Mississippi women with many labels but a shared vision for what could be: what if all people, no matter where they live, whom they love, what they look like, or how much money they have could access family planning care that’s right for them? What if health care providers could increase the quality of family planning care without hurting their financial bottom line?
We’re not a contraceptive access project. We aren’t trying to increase the number of women using any particular contraceptive method. We’re not a research project. We are a nonprofit dedicated to ensuring all people can access high quality family planning care when they need it, how they need it and where they live.
Converge was born in Mississippi, based on the belief that Mississippians deserve the best in their family planning health care. Just like everyone else. The principles, vision, and work of Converge are universal and transferable beyond Mississippi.
All people have access to quality, affordable family planning care.
Our Commitment to Addressing Systemic Racism
To learn more about how we are addressing systemic racism in reproductive health care, please click here.
Converge collaborates with health care providers, insurance companies, and community partners to build a health care system that places people at the center of family planning care.
Jamie Bardwell, Co-Founder
Danielle Lampton, Co-Founder
Director, Clinical and Community Engagement
Wengora Thompson, PhD
Amie Whittington, CPA
Senior Tax Manager – Healthcare Services
Natasha Hardeman, MD
Lakeland Premier Women’s Clinic
Alicia Netterville, JD
ACLU of Mississippi
Karen Cole, MD
Jackson Healthcare for Women
Madeline T. Morcelle, JD, MPH
National Health Law Program