The Women’s Wellness through Equity and Leadership (WEL) Project, a collaborative effort among 10 leading U.S. medical associations, works to create healthier, more equitable work experiences for women physicians. Participants engage in networking, mentorship, and training around leadership, equity, and wellness.
Below are ACOG’s representative participants in the current cycle of the WEL Project.
Kristyn Brandi, MPH, MD, FACOG
Dr. Brandi is an assistant professor at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, where she completed her medical school and residency. She completed a family planning fellowship at Boston University, where she also earned her master’s in public health with a concentration in health law, bioethics and human rights. Her research is on reproductive decision-making, contraceptive coercion, and racism in reproductive health care. She serves as the board chair of Physicians for Reproductive Health, sits on several subcommittees for the Society of Family Planning and is a founding member of Centering Equity, Racial and Cultural Literacy in Family Planning.
Sandra Cervantes, MD, FACOG
Dr. Cervantes’ focus is on empowering women. She is an obstetrician–gynecologist who was fellowship trained in integrative medicine. She has dedicated her career to serving the uninsured and underinsured women in San Diego County. She believes that all women should be given the tools to value themselves and live their healthiest lives.
Traci Groening, DO, FACOG, FACOOG
Dr. Groening is an assistant professor in the department of clinical medicine at the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine in Las Cruces, New Mexico, where she also serves as the obstetrics and gynecology division chief and clerkship director. After graduating from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Vallejo, California, she returned to her hometown of El Paso, Texas, to complete her obstetrics and gynecology residency at the Texas Tech University Health Science Center El Paso/Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. She currently holds a clinical assistant professor appointment there, practicing as a general academic obstetrician–gynecologist.
Holly Metzgar, DO, FACOG
Dr. Metzgar is a board-certified obstetrician–gynecologist and a founding member of the highly successful all-women practice in Reading, Pennsylvania, All About Women. She also serves as the obstetrics and gynecology pathway director for Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Metzgar divides her professional time between her patient practice, resident education, and medical student mentorship. In her private time, she is an involved mother of three active children and a contributor to several local community organizations.
Sabrina Thomas, MD, FACOG
Dr. Thomas is an obstetrician–gynecologist generalist at Inspira Medical Group in East Vineland, New Jersey. She earned her medical degree from Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, and completed her residency at Greater Baltimore Medical Center/Johns Hopkins Hospital, where she also served as administrative chief resident. After a decade in solo private practice, she pursued executive medicine and rose from regional medical director to director of physician recruitment, staffing, and development for Ob Hospitalist Group.
Dr. Thomas has also served as assistant clinical professor at Georgetown University School of Medicine, educational faculty as Christiana Care Health System, and ongoing faculty for the Critical Care in Obstetrics Symposium. She has also participated in ACOG’s Simulation Working Group.