Executive Team

Erin Matson is the co-founder and executive director of Reproaction, a direct action group working to increase access to abortion and advance reproductive justice. She leads a team which presents unique and bold voices to hold American leaders accountable for attacks on access to reproductive health.

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Erin Matson is executive director and co-founder of Reproaction, a national group using bold action to increase access to abortion and advance reproductive justice. A nationally sought speaker, Erin has appeared frequently on television, including MSNBC, CSPAN, Al-Jazeera English, ABC World News, BBC World News, and PBS’ To The Contrary. Prior to Reproaction, Erin served as action vice president for the National Organization for Women, and at age 23 she was elected to be the youngest NOW state president in the country. She also served as an editor at large for Rewire. Her writings have appeared in a variety of publications, including Rolling Stone, Huffington Post, Talking Points Memo, and three books. From her first state of Minnesota to her current state of Virginia to the national stage, Erin has always taken a provocative, leading role in demanding public officials do right for reproductive rights as well as for women, and organizing the power to make that happen. Erin recently served on the NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia Foundation board of directors, serves on the steering committee of the American Society for Emergency Contraception, writes on her personal blog at www.erintothemax.com, and is on Twitter @erintothemax.


Headshot of Shireen Shakouri, woman with long dark hair and glasses against a green background

Shireen Rose Shakouri is deputy director of Reproaction. She is Iranian and Italian-American, and has a fire in her belly for reproductive justice work largely driven by a commitment to affirming the leadership of Earth-colored people, with direct action and direct service as her favored tools. This drive led her to building hard-hitting campaigns and managing special research projects at Reproaction before she was promoted to leadership in early 2021. Shireen is trained as an abortion doula and serves as a clinic escort at a local clinic. In her spare time, she is involved in various other local D.C activism projects, and she writes on issues of identity, feminism, and culture. You can follow her work and activism on Twitter @sheermean.


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