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LaTasha D.Mayes

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LaTasha D.Mayes

Executive Director, New Voices for Reproductive Justice

La’Tasha D. Mayes is a nationally recognized leader in the field of reproductive justice, human rights and leadership development for women and girls of color. La’Tasha is the founder and executive director of New Voices for Reproductive Justice, a multi-state organization dedicated to the health and well-being of Black women and girls. New Voices celebrates its 12th anniversary this year having served over 50,000 Black women and girls, women of color and LGBTQ people of color through New Voices Pittsburgh, New Voices Cleveland and New Voices Philadelphia. In January 2015, New Voices co-launched the national policy initiative, In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda, as a leading partner. La’Tasha is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a B.S. in Business Administration and she earned am M.S. in Public Policy and Management at the Heinz School of Carnegie Mellon University. La’Tasha is the recent past Board Chair of SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective. La’Tasha has served the Pittsburgh community as an inaugural Allegheny County Human Relations Commissioner, Social Action Chair of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. – Pittsburgh Alumnae Chapter, and President of the Urban League Young Professionals of Greater Pittsburgh. La’Tasha was recently appointed to the Pennsylvania Governor’s Advisory Commission on African American Affairs and to the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Task Force for the Greater Pittsburgh Region. La’Tasha has been received numerous honors including the 2016 Coro Martin Luther King, Jr. Distinguished Alumni Award, Who’s Who in Black Pittsburgh 2015, and the 2014 Pitt Business CBA Outstanding Alumni Award. In the Pennsylvania Primary Election 2015, La’Tasha ran for Pittsburgh City Council – District 7 and earned 35 percent of the vote against the incumbent in her first major campaign for elected public office. La’Tasha is a passionate reproductive justice activist, native of West Philadelphia, and believes in the indefatigable spirit of women.