Stephanie Craddock Sherwood joined Women Have Options as our first staff member and Executive Director in April of 2016 as a longtime spokesperson and advocate of reproductive rights with an impressive history of service as a skilled non-profit professional and volunteer for Women Have Options. With over a decade of experience in the social justice field, she came to us following work as a non-profit consultant, as well as a non-profit public relations professional and community organizer. Previously, she worked with individuals and organizations, cultivating an activist community focused on countering the unprecedented assaults on women’s reproductive rights at the state and national levels with Planned Parenthood in Ohio. Of note, her person-centered public affairs program became a model program for Planned Parenthood’s student organizing nationwide. In 2011, she received The National Excellence Award in Public Affairs from Planned Parenthood Federation of America for this work and during that time was "lucky" to work in the same office as the often bow-tied and always red headed Gabriel Mann (of NARAL Ohio.)
Before pursuing her Master’s degree, she served two years as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer. Her first term was with Planned Parenthood of Western Washington as a Community Sexuality Educator and her second was as a VISTA Leader with Rural Action, a social, environmental and economic justice non-profit serving Appalachian Ohio. She holds a B.S. in Visual Communications and a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Ohio University.
She lives in Columbus with her spouse (Dan), cats (Hope & Nancy Paw-losi), and chickens on their urban homestead. When she's not funding abortion or gardening she plays bass in her "alt-left country" band Coal Fired Bicycle.
Project Manager (Fellowship)
Michelle Davis joined Women Have Options in March of 2018 as a project fellow to help launch our new practical support program, and implement efficient processes and help with the day to day workings of our small non-profit organization. Her Eminence is a fairly recent, but voracious social justice advocate. You might know her as a co-founder of the Feminist Flag Corps, but she's also a lead clinic escort, and is pretty much anywhere there are social justice activists gathering. She lives in the suburbs with her kids, spouse and a pretty mean cat.