Our Leadership

Sarah McNeil, MD

Dr. Sarah McNeil serves as Medical Director of the TEACH Program and Core Faculty at the Contra Costa Family Medicine Residency, where she leads the reproductive health curriculum. Dr. McNeil co-founded TEACH’s advanced training and leadership program and subsequently was chosen as the inaugural TEACH Leadership Fellow, through which she completed the Leadership Training Academy with Physicians for Reproductive Health. She recently completed UCSF’s Faculty Development Fellowship.

Dr. McNeil continues to be active in reproductive health advocacy work, serving as the Contra Costa-Alameda delegate to the CAFP and as a California delegate to the National Conference of Constituency Leaders for the AAFP. Each year, she co-authors resolutions that TEACH brings to the state and national levels. She has lobbied in Sacramento and on Capitol Hill, and contributed to the public discourse on abortion through numerous editorials.

Dr. McNeil aims to improve access to comprehensive healthcare by providing and helping other primary care providers to integrate abortion services into their own practices. To this effect, she trains residents at Planned Parenthood and contributes to the online TEACH curriculum, including regular revisions of the TEACH-ANSIRH Workbook. She has lectured and led procedural simulations throughout the Bay Area, nationally, and in Australia. With the passage of AB 154 in 2013, which allows Advance Practice Clinicians to provide first trimester abortions, Dr. McNeil is keen to collaborate with ANSIRH, the UCSF School of Nursing, and recently trained colleagues throughout California.

Dr. McNeil did her undergraduate studies at Hamilton College, attended Dartmouth Medical School, and then completed her Family Medicine residency at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center in Martinez, CA, where she served as Chief Resident.

Suzan Goodman, MD MPH

Dr. Goodman serves as Fellowship and Curriculum Director of the TEACH Program, an Associate Clinical Professor at UCSF, and a Co-investigator at the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health with the UCSF PPFA LARC Trial. She is also a member of PPFA’s National Medical Committee, PRH’s Residency Education Initiative’s National Advisory Committee, and a delegate for California Academy of Family Physicians. She has a strong interest in policy and is active through her work with PRH, SFP, ARHP and CAFP.

Her research interests include contraceptive access and adherence, long acting reversible contraception, miscarriage management, systems-based innovation, reproductive health training in primary care specialties, and predictors of ongoing provision. Her international work has focused on capacity building of urban and rural reproductive health providers.

Sara Cate Jones

Sara Cate serves as the TEACH Program Coordinator. Ms. Jones has a strong background in non-profit organization, education, and social justice. Previously, Sara Cate was the Program Manager for the UC Berkeley Student Organic Gardening Association, where she developed and taught new curriculum, wrote grants, and lead communications and outreach. Ms. Jones is a graduate of UC Berkeley, with a BA in both Linguistics and Development Studies.