Staff

Carol E. Tracy Executive Director

Carol has been working to advance women’s rights for over thirty years. She became the Executive Director the Women’s Law Project in 1990, and has presided over major legal victories in the areas of reproductive rights, discrimination in employment, education, athletics, and welfare.

Terry L Fromson Managing Attorney

As managing attorney, Terry is responsible for overseeing WLP’s legal work. Since joining the WLP in 1994, Terry has brought high-impact litigation and pursued significant policy initiatives at the local, state, and national levels on a wide variety of issues. Terry’s priorities include work on addressing inequities in women’s economic status, improving the criminal justice response to sexual and domestic violence, enforcing legal obligations of educational institutions to address sex discrimination and sexual harassment, and improving Philadelphia’s institutional response to domestic and sexual violence. Notable achievements include leading a national effort to stop insurance companies from discriminating against victims of domestic violence, participating in a collaboration to implement the Family Violence Option in Pennsylvania, and helping change Pennsylvania law to provide victims of domestic violence a safe and confidential process to change their names. Terry is a principle author on several WLP publications relating to elimination of institutional bias, insurance discrimination against victims of domestic violence, and access to justice for pro se litigants in Philadelphia Family Court. Terry received her law degree from NYU School of Law.

Dabney Miller Associate Director

Dabney has been on the Women’s Law Project staff since 1985. A social worker by training, she supervises our Telephone Counseling and Consumer Education Service and has worked on a series of advocacy efforts relating to Philadelphia Family Court.

Susan Frietsche Senior Staff Attorney

Sue is a Senior Staff Attorney of the WLP, and works in the Western Pennsylvania office. Since joining the Law Project staff in 1992, she has litigated, lobbied, and organized on behalf of low-income women, domestic violence survivors, reproductive health care providers and their patients, teenage women needing confidential abortions, custodial parents owed child support, lesbian and gay parents, incarcerated women, and pregnant women excluded from substance abuse treatment.

Amal Bass Staff Attorney

Amal joined the WLP staff in 2006 and works in a wide variety of areas, including pregnancy/caretaking discrimination and accommodation, Title IX athletic equity and sexual harassment, employment rights, and domestic and sexual violence.

Barbara Burgos DiTullio Information Technology Director

After working with WLP for almost a decade in her role as the President of Pennsylvania NOW, Barbara joined the organization in November of 2003 to help launch WomenVote PA. Working with staff she developed programs to inform Pennsylvania women about emerging issues, promoted community involvement and civic engagement, provided talking points on key issues, and assisted constituents in contacting their elected representatives. With more than 16 years of experience in the field of computer and software technology, Barbara also assumed the role of Information Technology Director. Her current duties include overseeing network infrastructure (hardware and software), cloud based applications, and WLP’s CRM database.

Christine Castro Reproductive Justice Fellow

Christine Castro is a 2016-2017 fellow with If/When/How Lawyering for Reproductive Justice program working with the Women’s Law Project in the Western Pennsylvania office.

Kathy Eisenberg Office Manager

Kathy is the Office Manager for WLP. She joined the staff in August 2008 and plans to be here until she retires.  She came to the WLP after working in a public elementary school, where she learned the importance of sixth grade math, to understand and respect different cultures, and to keep a large supply of chocolate and ibuprofen always on hand.

Tara Murtha Associate Director of Strategic Communications

Tara joined Women’s Law Project after many years as a full-time Philadelphia-based journalist focused on in-depth policy and media analysis, with a focus on reproductive rights, violence against women and gun violence. Her journalism has earned many awards, including three-time honors as Distinguished Writer of the year from the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association, and national first-place awards from the Association for Alternative Newsmedia.

Mica L. Williams If/When/How Reproductive Justice Fellow

Mica is a 2017-2018 Fellow in the If/When/How Lawyering for Reproductive Justice program. Her work at the Women's Law Project Western Pennsylvania office focuses on the rights and welfare of incarcerated women in greater Pennsylvania.