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Jane Sprague Zones

Jane Sprague Zones, Ph.D., is medical sociologist at the University at California at San Francisco. A long-time women’s health advocate, she is former chair of the board of directors of the National Women’s Health Network. She is on the steering committee of the California Women’s Health Council. Author of many women’s health articles, she is also editor of The San Diego Women’s Haggadah and serves on the board of Congregation Beth Sholom in San Francisco.

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Esther Rome

A coauthor of Our Bodies, Ourselves, a classic women’s resource book, Esther Rome came of age with the onset of the modern feminist movement and was a leader in shaping modern American notions of self-help and advocacy for women’s physical and mental health.

Jane Harman

The child of a refugee from Nazi Germany, Jane Harman began her career in law. After being elected in 1992, she spent 20 years as a vocal advocate of Israel, pro-choice legislation, and women’s issues as a Representative for California’s 36th Congressional District. After leaving Congress for the private sector, Harman held leadership positions in several prominent political organizations.

Esther Rosencrantz

An accomplished doctor and tuberculosis researcher in her own right, Esther Rosencrantz is remembered most for an intense interest in Sir William Osler, her mentor, whom she researched.

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