ST. LOUIS – The NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri board of directors and staff members announced that Mallor Schwarz will serve as the organization’s new executive director.
“We are very excited to welcome Mallory Schwarz as our new executive director,” Leah Boersig, board president of NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri, said.
Announced on Monday, the organization searched extensively before naming Schwarz.
“With more than a decade of professional and personal experience advocating for comprehensive reproductive healthcare, Mallory has the knowledge, vision, and dedication to ensure NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri will continue to lead the fight for reproductive freedom in our state,” Boersig said.
Schwarz has dedicated her career to ensuring access to a scope of reproductive healthcare options. She now joins NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri after serving as the manager of federal affairs for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), which is the nation’s leading women’s health physician organization. Schwarz also served as the director of government relations for Republican Majority for Choice, a pro-choice issue advocacy organization that advocates for policy change within the Republican Party.
Schwarz is the founder and director of the DC General Community Health Fair, an event that services over 300 families experiencing homelessness in the nation’s capital. She has roots in NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri, where she served as the organization’s political and field organizer.
Schwarz said joining the NARAL team is a homecoming, because of starting her career in public health advocacy as an intern for the organization.
“[I] am honored to apply my expertise in women’s health policy and passion for reproductive justice to ensure all Missourians have access to reproductive healthcare, including safe, legal abortion – without shame or stigma,” she said. “I look forward to working with the NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri board and staff to continue to fight for and protect reproductive freedom for all in Missouri.”
Schwarz will officially assume her new role on June 19, 2019.