About Us

Jessica Pinckney – Board Vice-Chair

Executive Director

Access Reproductive Justice -

Jessica Pinckney Gil is a Black, biracial mother, advocate and Reproductive Justice practitioner born and raised in California. At the core of her work, Jessica centers the notion that we don’t lead single-issue lives, so a holistic approach must be taken to our reproductive justice advocacy and movement building, to organizing, outreach, policy change, and to reach people where they are, how they are. She currently serves as the executive director of ACCESS Reproductive Justice, California’s only statewide abortion fund, building power to ensure that everyone living in California and the folks forced to travel are fully able to access their right to abortion. Jessica oversees the organization’s work to combine direct services, community education, and policy advocacy to promote real reproductive options and access to quality health care for people in California. No other organization in the state provides the same range of support for people considering or seeking an abortion.

Jessica previously dedicated her skills and time to building relationships with congressional offices, activating communities and her own individual networks, and applying thoughtful, thorough analysis to policies and legislation through her work as Vice President of Government Relations at In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda, the only Black women-led, DC-Based, national organization centering Black Women, girls, femmes, trans and gender non-binary folks. Prior to that, she honed her government relations, legislative advocacy, and policy analysis skills working on issues such as racial profiling, housing, paid leave, and immigration at YWCA USA and health and education at the University of California Office of the President. Jessica is a proud mama to a 1 year old and a loving partner to her spouse. In her spare time, she does everything she does during her working hours, because she believes the personal is the professional is the political. She sits on the Board of Directors of the Guttmacher Institute and SPARK Reproductive Justice Now! and the Advisory Boards of California Abortion Alliance and the California Coalition for Reproductive Freedom. She is a self-named book nerd and can be found on “Bookstagram” in what little moments of time she can locate.