Our Team


Marissa Fayer

 Chief Executive Officer

18-year Life Science and Business executive building companies into world-class organizations. Champion of women’s health equity around the world. Proud founder of HERHealthEQ.

Michelle Skaer

Executive Director 

Innovative Non-Profit expert and leader, Michelle has worked all throughout the world and has created her own non-profit, UpLift Health Inc.



Ariana Reginato

General Coordinator/ Web editor

Ariana joined HERHealthEQ in September 2017, assisting in the organization of the first fundraiser. She has taken on the role of general assistant and website editor. Ariana has a passion for advocating women’s health and is excited to be involved in this organization.

Alicia whitiak

Pubic Relations Coordinator

Alicia joined us in April 2019. She has a long background in Public Relations (PR) and will serve as our coordinator/media connection. Alicia attended NYU and is excited to use her skills to help promote women's health. 


Jamie Spellman

Technical Coordinator

Jamie joined HERHealthEQ in June 2018. She is a Biomedical engineer driven to make healthcare better for all, in alignment with HERHealthEQ’s mission. She has worked on many technical papers and grant development.


Julia Gilban-cohen

Research Coordinator

Julia is a special educator at a high school in the East Bronx and is simultaneously pursuing her Masters in Education at Hunter College. Julia has expressed a fervor for social justice; she's presented herself as an advocate for educational equity and adequate healthcare for children, youth, and women alike.

Steph Ruderman

Grants/Project Coordinator

Steph is currently pursuing a Master’s in Public Health in Epidemiology at the University of Washington. She is interested in research methods focused on HIV and chronic diseases, as well as how immunology affects disease progression. Steph is very excited to join the HERHealthEq team.