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, Clinical and Community Engagement

Board

Wengora Thompson, PhD

CVS Health

Amie Whittington, CPA

Senior Tax Manager – Healthcare Services

Horne LLP

Natasha Hardeman, MD

Lakeland Premier Women’s Clinic

Alicia Netterville, JD

Deputy Director

ACLU of Mississippi

Karen Cole, MD

Jackson Healthcare for Women

Madeline T. Morcelle, JD, MPH

Staff Attorney

National Health Law Program

Washington, D.C.

Danielle Lampton

Jamie Bardwell