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.

Sara Cate Jones

Sara Cate serves as the TEACH Program Manager. Ms. Jones has a strong background in non-profit organization, education, and social justice. Previously, Sara Cate was the Program Manager for the University of California Berkeley's Student Organic Gardening Association, an educational community garden. While serving as the association's Program Manager, Jones 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.

Emily Guh, MD

Dr. Emily Guh serves as the current TEACH Leadership Fellow. She is also a provider both at Planned Parenthood and a community health clinic in Oakland.

Dr. Guh is involved in reproductive health advocacy work and is an active member of the California and American Academies of Family Physicians (CAFP & AAFP). She is focused on authoring resolutions that seek to increase access to reproductive healthcare and decrease healthcare disparities. As the Advocacy Liaison for the Northern California Reproductive Health Access (RHAP) cluster, she spearheads member participation in local advocacy efforts. Through her activism, Dr. Guh aims to influence state and national policy and is excited to lobby and bring her patients’ stories and concerns to her political representatives during the TEACH – Physician for Reproductive Health Lobby Day.

Dr. Guh studied at Yale University for her undergraduate education, attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and trained at University of California San Francisco at the San Francisco General Hospital for her family medicine residency.