WV FREE

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Staff


Margaret Chapman Pomponio

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Chief Executive Officer

She is a seasoned advocate and leader in social justice work with a BA in sociology and MA in political science. She has led WV FREE since 2002 when she began to earnestly expand reproductive health, rights, and justice work in her home state. She has received recognition for her work, including a “Woman of Vision” award from Gloria Steinem through the Ms. Foundation for Women. Her career has been varied, from serving in AmeriCorps, working with the Lummi Nation in Washington, to teaching Political Science in West Virginia. She deeply values working in coalition and is called upon regularly to speak around the state and country.

Margaret serves on the Groundswell Fund Advisory Board. She is also a founding member of OneKanawha, a community-based anti-oppression group, and is active in St. John’s Episcopal Church of Charleston, a parish that actively engages in social justice outreach and ministry. She is the mother to 2-year-old twins and stepmother to two teenagers.


Julie Tawney Warden

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Chief Operations Officer

Julie Tawney Warden is the Chief Operations Officer at WV FREE. She has a BS in journalism (public relations) from West Virginia University where she was an athlete on the women’s track team, a Big East Academic All-Star and a member of the Dean’s List and President’s List. She now serves as a Mentor for the WVU School of Journalism.

Julie was named a 2020 Wonder Woman in West Virginia Living Magazine. She is a registered lobbyist in West Virginia, the State Coordinator for Raising Women’s Voices and a member of the Development Board of the Elk River Trail Foundation. She was also a member of the Leadership WV Class of 2013 and served two years promoting the state as Miss Teen West Virginia United States and Mrs. West Virginia International.

Julie has a daughter, Remington, and resides in Charleston and Martinsburg.


Carrie-Meghan Quick-Blanco

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Director of Programs

She received her BA in international studies from Ohio University and a MS in naturopathy from Clayton College of Natural Health. She has over a decade of experience in business, management, and professional development. Carrie-Meghan has provided professional development on 21st-century education, global studies, and STEM topics, helping to found a satellite branch of Carnegie Mellon University’s CREATE Lab at Marshall University’s June Harless Center. She is a DONA-certified birth doula and Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC).

Carrie-Meghan is passionate about choices in childbirth and providing women with evidence-based information to make the best choices for themselves and their families. She is the mother to a beautiful five-year-old son.


Anduwyn Williams

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Director of Programs

She received her BA in Psychology from Lee University. Her passion for reproductive rights and justice has been a guiding force throughout her twelve years of work ranging from domestic violence prevention and support to mental health counseling. At WV FREE, Anduwyn leads multiple programs, including the Comprehensive Pregnancy Options referrals training, the “Love Your Birth Control” initiative, and trains school teachers to teach comprehensive sex education and sexual violence initiatives. Anduwyn collaborates with a variety of health and community organizations to ensure quality and accessible reproductive health exists for people and families in West Virginia. Anduwyn has traveled and lived all over the world, however, West Virginia continues to be the only place that has felt like her true home.


Katie Wolfe 🌈

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Communications Manager

She received her BBA in marketing from Marshall University, her MS in Integrated Marketing Communications from West Virginia University, and is currently studying towards her MAJ in New Media from Marshall University. She has always cared about reproductive justice and how much of an impact reproductive freedom can have on everyone. She got involved with WV FREE as an intern, then completed two fellowships with WV FREE before joining the staff full time.

When she’s not working, Katie is also passionate about animal rescue and loves going to rock shows.


Charlie Mullins

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Programs Coordinator

Charlie Mullins is the Programs Coordinator of WV FREE, where he has been working since 2019 in reproductive justice, sexual health, and all manner of other forms of social justice that tie into these. In his work with WV FREE, Charlie provides public education and trainings as well as technical assistance and resources – all in support of different organizations and sites, from clinics to schools and everything in between. Charlie has also been an active member of the Advocates Of Color Network since 2019, and a co-chair for the organization since 2020, where he works with others across the state to address racial inequity and injustice and work towards support for people of color. He has given presentations for West Virginia’s students on behalf of WV FREE, and his work on developing digital trainings during the Covid-19 pandemic has been acknowledged by national partners to where he gave training to people across the country on how to effectively do so. Charlie is passionate about advocacy and social justice and aims to use his skills and experience to promote reproductive justice and information in ways that are both fact-based and empathetic.

He received his BA in English from West Virginia State University, where he also studied sociology and history, and taught in Hampshire County, West Virginia’s schools for four years prior to joining WV FREE. Outside of his work, Charlie loves film, comics, the paranormal, enjoys playing video and tabletop games, and makes blackout art.

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The WV House has just approved an extraordinary measure to come back into session to override the Governor’s veto for the purposes of ensuring protecting hateful transphobic legislation.

This is not final. The Senate would still have to approve by a 2/3 vote.

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