Here at TEA Fund, we refer to our staff, board members, volunteers, donors, and supporters as the TEAm! Meet some of our TEAm:
Nan Little Kirkpatrick, Executive Director
Nan Little Kirkpatrick joined TEA Fund as Executive Director in 2014. Prior to joining the TEAm, Nan spent many years in non-profit development and digital copywriting. They found their way to the reproductive health, rights, and justice movement when they became a volunteer with Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas around 2011. When the summer of 2013 hit and Texas shut down so many abortion providers, Nan became even more active on the issue of abortion access, and shortly after brought their development and communication skills to TEA Fund. When they're not funding abortion, Nan plays music and spends quality time with their dogs.
Contact Nan at email@example.com.
Ke'Yonna Hall, Grassroots Organizer
Dallas native Ke'Yonna Hall earned her dual B.A. in Sociology and B.S. in Criminal Justice from the University of North Texas (UNT). As a Legislative Intern in Congress, Hall realized her unwavering love for volunteering her time to causes that promote access and opportunity for marginalized communities. She is excited to join the Texas Equal Access Fund as the Grassroots Organizer.
Welcome Briana McLennan to TEA Fund! She has recently joined TEA Fund as a Social Worker to assist with our new Client Engagement Program. Briana studied at University of Texas at Arlington where she achieved a bachelor's degree in Social Work. She has many years of experience working with women who have experienced social justice issues and to further her career to work with individuals on a micro and macro level, she felt TEA Fund would be a great fit! She believes in what TEA Fund stands for and is committed to supporting the fight within the reproductive justice movement.
Nikiya Natale, State Coordinator for Caller Engagement
Nikiya Natale bridges caller engagement work between Texas Equal Access Fund and our partners at Lilith Fund. Nikiya is a licensed attorney with an extensive background in the areas of civil rights and immigration. Prior to joining the TEA Fund and Lilith Fund, she ran the legal department at a civil rights and advocacy organization, where she fought to protect the civil liberties of the Muslim community in North Texas. She has also previously managed the immigration legal program at a local refugee resettlement agency. Nikiya earned her J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law and has a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Economics from the University of Pittsburgh. Nikiya, a former Lilith Fund client, is excited to use her advocacy, management, and organizing experience to advance reproductive justice in Texas.