Planned Parenthood of Northern New England welcomed Eli Goldberg to its board of trustees. He joins board members throughout Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire, including Vermont-based board members Dr. Felicia Kornbluh, Melinda Moulton, Tabitha Pohl-Moore, Kesha Ram and Steven Sinding.
“Eli brings a wealth of experience in reproductive and sexual health care to our board of trustees, and we’re so fortunate that he will joining us to advocate for the rights of every community Planned Parenthood serves,” said Meagan Gallagher, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Northern New England. “Eli’s previous work with Planned Parenthood and his ongoing efforts to promote patient care that is inclusive for all communities mesh perfectly with our mission to provide, promote, and protect access to reproductive health care and sexuality education.”
Goldberg attended Shelburne Community School and is a 2008 graduate of Champlain Valley Union High School. Currently, he is a fourth-year medical student at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, and looks forward to providing comprehensive, inclusive reproductive health care as a future family physician.
Prior to medical school, Goldberg was a clinic assistant at Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette in Portland, Ore., and he has worked and volunteered in sexual health outreach in a number of settings, including the AIDS Foundation of Chicago and the Oberlin College Sexual Information Center. He is also an educator and advocate for transgender inclusion in healthcare, and in 2017 he received an Albert Schweitzer Fellowship for transgender community-building in collaboration with the Pride Center of Vermont.
A graduate of Oberlin College, Goldberg currently lives in Winooski with his husband.
“As someone who is committed to equitable access to health care for all, I’ve admired PPNNE’s dedication to providing compassionate, non-judgmental care to all patients who seek it,” said Goldberg. “I’m energized and excited to join my colleagues in providing and protecting access to high-quality reproductive health care and sexuality education.”