About

Our Story

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.

Learn about our Partners.

Vision

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.

Mission

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. 

Leadership

Jamie Bardwell, Co-Founder

Danielle Lampton, Co-Founder

Jitoria Hunter, Director of External Affairs

Denise Diaz, Director of Clinical Operations

Jazamine Hoskins, Program Coordinator

Chief Financial Officer

Director of Measurement, Learning and Evaluation

Financial Compliance Specialist

Communications Manager

Clinical Compliance Manager

Board

Natasha Hardeman, MD

Lakeland Premier Women’s Clinic

Alicia Netterville, JD

Deputy Director

ACLU of Mississippi

Florence Bauer, CPA, CHFP

Senior Manager

HORNE

Madeline T. Morcelle, JD, MPH (Board Chair)

Staff Attorney

National Health Law Program

Washington, D.C.

Linda Dixon, JD

Health Law Director

Mississippi Center for Justice

Margaret Gray, PhD

CEO

Family Health Care Clinic

Danielle Lampton

Jamie Bardwell


Our 2020 IRS 990 filing can be found here.