We are a diverse group of dedicated individuals who believe that people of good will are willing to join together in support of increasing access to LARCs.
Ingrid Skop, M.D.
Dr. Skop has practiced obstetrics and gynecology in San Antonio for over twenty years after receiving her M.D. from Washington University School of Medicine, and residency training from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. As an obstetrician, she is passionate about supporting unborn life, and as a gynecologist, she feels the best way to prevent undesired pregnancies is to provide women with medically accurate information and reliable contraception. She serves on the boards of Any Woman Can, a pregnancy resource center and Healthy Futures, an organization providing medically accurate sex education. She and her husband Brian, a forensic psychiatrist, keep busy with the activities of their three children.
Originally from southern California, Wendy DeMario pursued a sales career in the computer and pharmaceutical industries after earning a bachelor`s degree in English. A consistent top producer, with over 20 years of professional sales background at Fortune 500 companies provides Wendy with the business acumen to handle any sales situation. Wendy has been married to the love of her life since 1988 and together they have two wonderful sons that provide them with great joy. In her spare time Wendy enjoys reading, gardening, traveling, shopping and cooking.
Kathy Pavlovsky is a CPA who lives and practices in Pleasanton, Texas. Kathy has a Masters degree in Accounting from UTSA, and she has owned her own practice since 2001. As an Army brat growing up, Kathy learned to love traveling and seeing new places and meeting new people. She also enjoys volunteering, and currently serves on 3 other Boards, most recently joining the PTO as Treasurer at Keystone where her 2 children attend. Her husband Mark is a teacher, and they have been married for 27 wonderful years.
NICOLE A. DIERSCHKE
Nicole A. Dierschke has worked in teen pregnancy prevention (TPP) in San Antonio school districts and community organizations since 2012. She is the evaluator for two grants, funded through the Office of Adolescent Health, focused on providing medically accurate, age-appropriate sexual health education. Her previous decade of experience includes extensive research across diverse content areas, including clinical trials, patient safety, and military health. Her skills also include proficiency in study design, program planning, health promotion, intervention mapping, and database design. Her experience in organizational behavior and capacity building facilitates mobilization within the San Antonio community to build sustainable partnerships to implement TPP programming.
Nicole graduated with a Bachelors in Biology from the University of Dallas, followed by a Masters in Public Health from the University of Texas School of Public Health. She also holds a Doctorate in Public Health from the University of Texas School of Public Health. She is eager to join the San Antonio community in promoting reproductive health and making LARCs accessible to women in need.
Christina is a marketing executive with over 20 years of experience, specializing in digital marketing. Currently, she is the Executive Director of Marketing for USAA's Real Estate business. She has a BSBA in marketing from the University of Central Florida (GO KNIGHTS!) and an MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas.
Brit Peek is a seasoned 20 year Human Resources professional with over 10 years experience in the healthcare field. Brit currently supports a local medical not-for-profit that provides services to the underserved population in South Texas.
Joanna is an experienced non-profit professional with a diverse background in marketing, grants management, and fundraising. As manager of grants administration for the Petco Foundation, she oversees grants management functions including processing incoming requests, launching new grant applications, and designing reports. In addition to her role with TCI, she serves as Program Chair for the Peak Grantmaking Texas Chapter. She received an MBA in Finance from Western Michigan University, and a BS in Business Management from the University of Georgia. An avid animal lover, Joanna has two rescued dogs at home, Max and TJ.
Marcy Rosen, M.D.
ADVISORY Medical Director
Dr. Rosen is board certified in OB/GYN and has practiced in San Antonio since moving from Houston. She completed her medical school training in 2008 at New York Medical College and residency in 2012 at Baylor College of Medicine. As an OB/GYN, she has a special interest in long-acting reversible contraception and adolescent reproductive health. She has become passionate about finding a way to bring "women's issues" such as adequate family leave, reproductive control and breastfeeding support into the mainstream conversation. In their "spare" time, she and her husband love cooking (and eating!) together, and are avid locavores. She is the lucky mother of two feisty young children and a Labradoodle who is sure he is human. She is looking forward to advancing reproductive health and working with this wonderful community.
Kristen Plastino, M.D.
Advisory Board Member
Director, UT Teen Health; Associate Professor; Obstetrics and Gynecology; UT Health Science Center
Dr. Kristen Plastino is a board certified Ob/Gyn physician. She earned her medical degree from the University of South Florida in 1999 and completed her residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 2003.
In 2010, Dr. Plastino formed UT Teen Health. As director, she initiated a community-wide initiative in South San Antonio focusing on decreasing the teen birth rate, decreasing the repeat teen birth rate, and mobilizing the community to sustain teen pregnancy prevention through stakeholder education, evidence-based sex education and best clinical practices.