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

Terry’s entire legal career has been devoted to public interest law. Terry is responsible for overseeing all of the WLP’s legal work and engages in impact litigation and policy initiatives.

Dabney Miller Associate Director

Dabney has been on the Women's Law Project staff since 1985. She has worked on a series of advocacy efforts relating to Philadelphia Family Court and co-authored with Carol Tracy and Terry Fromson, Justice in the Domestic Relations Division of Philadelphia Family Court: A Report to the Community (2002), which provided an exhaustive analysis of the functioning and safety of the court and the experiences of litigants; this report launched the movement, now underway, to move Family Court to an accessible and safe location.

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.

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.

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.

Jennifer Nix Development Director

Jenn brings a decade of non-profit experience in women’s issues and policy advocacy to her role at the Women’s Law Project, where she began as a legal intern in 2002.

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.