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About Our Volunteers

About Our Volunteers

Our EndoMarch Supporters and Volunteers are the Absolute Best!

Heroes Rush In Where Angels Fear to Tread

We are thrilled to express our immense gratitude for our immense gratitude and admiration of the Team USA & Team International Chapter Presidents, Ambassadors, donors, and all other volunteers. Despite the odds, despite the staggering weight of institutional inertia standing in the way, these are the indomitable few who rush in to fight for medical justice where others fear to tread. One day historians will know the names of these fearless, selfless activists. We are so proud of our teammates and we will keep marching alongside of you until the “empire of medical mythology is shorn of its power to imperil people’s lives.” Indeed, we are the generation that finally said, enough is enough. Go Team End Endo!

Some key supporters are listed below, though this list is not comprehensive & we will continue to update it.


Rana Khaloghli

Rana Khaloghli is a 19-year-old student studying Biology at California Polytechnic State University, Pomona. Since June 2023, she has been actively engaged with Worldwide EndoMarch as a volunteer health reporter, writing patient testimonials and conducting interviews to raise awareness for endometriosis! She hopes to attend medical school in the future and continue to advocate for women’s health!

Jerar Palian

Jerar Palian is a Public Health Sciences major and pre-med student at the University of California, Irvine. As a certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and a research participant in the Monuki Lab at UCI, Jerar has dedicated himself to the field of medicine. Since July 2023, he has been volunteering with Worldwide EndoMarch, conducting and editing interviews with endometriosis advocates worldwide. Jerar’s involvement also extends to a hands-on internship at the Nezhat Institute & Worldwide EndoMarch. Motivated by the severity and impact of endometriosis, he aims to use his future medical career to contribute significantly to advancing women’s health.

Elif Polat

Elif Polat is a Senior Medical Student at the Istanbul School of Medicine, Research Assistant at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Turkey Representative of Worldwide EndoMarch. She has successfully concluded both a long-term virtual internship and in-person internship at the Nezhat Institute & Worldwide EndoMarch. In addition to her active involvement in research studies alongside Dr. Nezhat, she has been advocating for the Worldwide EndoMarch for three years.

Roya Taghavi

Roya Taghavi is a 23-year-old recent graduate from the University of California, Davis, with a degree in Human Development. Since July 2023, she’s been actively engaged with Worldwide Endomarch, conducting interviews with endometriosis advocates all around the world to raise awareness about this often misunderstood disease. Her work for EndoMarch has fostered a passion for compassionate healthcare and medicine, and she hopes to attend medical school in the future.

Etain Williams

Etain Williams is a pre-medical student majoring in Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley. Outside of school, she serves as a nationally certified Emergency Medical Technician, and was recently promoted to Field Training Officer. Etain has joined the Worldwide EndoMarch team as a volunteer because of her passion and dedication to women’s health, especially endometriosis.

EndoMarch Founding Members

A special word of appreciation to the EndoMarch Founding Members who were early supporters during the 1st EndoMarch in 2014. There were several hundred who helped during the first EndoMarch, so this list is far from comprehensive! However, here’s a list of those who remain active:

• Annie Antalek (Ohio)
• Melissa B. (Michigan)
• Christie Cozzer-Nester
• Christina Cruzpagan (Washington, DC)
• Heather Devich (Delaware)
• Dolores Gallegos (New Mexico)
• Jennifer Lumpkins (Maryland)
• Dawn P. & Cherese S. (Pennsylvania)

International Chapter Presidents & Teams 2019-2020

We are so thankful for our Chapter Presidents & Team Leaders from the International EndoMarch Chapters, who’ve contributed so much of their time & energy to this cause.

USA Team Leaders 2019-2020

• Boston – TBA
• Chicago – Sarah Witt & Julie Kuhn
• Cleveland – Annie Antalek
• Columbus – Devon Jolly
• Detroit (Event Team) – Melissa Boudrea & Brittany Highlands
• Detroit (Virtual Team) – Otaymah Bonds
• Hilton Head, SC – Rebecca Godfrey
• Houston – Michelle O.
• Las Vegas – Amy Courtney
• Long Island – Nicole DeOliveiera & Tiffany Letosky
• Los Angeles (Founding Team Leader) – Carolina Jovenich
• Los Angeles (at UCLA) – Sofia Kavanaugh
• Maryland – Jennifer Lumpkins & Team
• Mendocino – Amber Wasilewski
• Minnesota – Britt & the Minnesota Endo Warriors
• New Mexico – Dolores Gallegos
• Pennsylvania (Founding Team Leaders) – Dawn & Cherese
• Philadelphia – Christie Cozzer-Nester, Tiffany Letosky, & Kayla Whelan
• San Francisco – EndoMarch HQ Team
• Syracuse – Tafiea Stokes
• Washington, DC Chapter – EndoMarch HQ Team, Christina Cruzpagan, Jennifer Lumpkin & Howard University

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