Our Team


Margot Spiker
Program Manager, New York

Margot graduated from Ithaca College with a BA in Health Policy Studies. She has previously worked as a Bike Education Intern at Bike New York where she advocated for better bike safety throughout the greater New York area. She is pursuing her interest in health outreach through volunteer work at Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center. She hopes to eventually receive a MPH in order to better advocate for communities who are historically underserved.

Jeff Tracy
Program Manager, New York
Jeff received his Economics BA from City University of New York, City College with a focus on statistics. He plans to receive a graduate degree in Economics in the coming years in order to serve the city of New York.


Erin Bogue
Program Manager, New York
Erin received her BA in Neuroscience and Behavior from Columbia University and is currently pursuing an MPH at the Mailman School of Public Health. Prior to joining Life for Mothers, Erin was a Research Coordinator for the Center for Autism Research at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, an interdisciplinary research center investigating the causes of autism
. She has previously collaborated on projects at the NYCDOHMH and international non-profits such as the Touch Foundation. Erin has a special interest in maternal health and improving birth outcomes among vulnerable populations.

Ayana April
Program Manager, New York
Ayana began pursing research in social science and public health as an undergraduate at Rutgers University while examining the health and human rights implications of sex trafficking, and studying cancer outcomes within the Black community. Since then she has received her MPH from the Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, where she also conducted research on meritocracy ideologies and African-American health. Ayana has expanded on her research interests having worked considerably with Basic Health International, an NGO seeking to reduce cervical cancer incidences in Latin America and the Caribbean. Ayana hopes to pursue a doctorate degree and apply her research interests and experiences to addressing global health and human rights inequalities.

Taj Haider
Research Assistant, New York

Did you know?

99% of all maternal deaths occur in developing countries.

Source:The World Health Organization (WHO), 2010

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