About Georganne Chapin

Intact America: Say No to Circumcision: Georganne ChapinGeorganne Chapin is the founding executive director of Intact America, an organization that is changing the way Americans think about circumcision. Chapin directs the national advocacy and public education campaign to end the practice of routine circumcision in the United States. Expectant parents find a true ally in Chapin, who supplies accurate health information through Intact America's website and fights for children by demanding that public health officials reveal the truth about this needless surgery. Her "Circumcision Debate" article, published in Hudson Valley Parent magazine, highlights her dedication to the intactivist cause. She also writes frequently about the issue on Intact America's blog.

A leader in New York State health care reform for 20 years, Chapin is President and CEO of Hudson Health Plan and founder of Hudson Center for Health Equity & Quality, whose mission is to promote humane, high quality, cost-effective health care. Chapin writes and presents widely in the U.S. and abroad on bioethics and health care reform. She is frequently quoted in the press, and has appeared on national and local television and radio. She earned her B.A. in Anthropology from Barnard College, her M.A. and M.Phil. degrees in Sociomedical Sciences from Columbia University, and a J.D., cum laude, with certificates in Health Law and International Law from Pace University School of Law. She has taught as an adjunct professor of law at Pace.

Chapin lives in New York's Hudson River Valley.