Katie Wertheimer
Year
2019
Chapter
Position
Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey, Public Affairs Coordinator

Katie Wertheimer currently serves as the Public Affairs Coordinator for Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey. In her current role, Katie works with elected officials at the local, state and federal level to protect and expand access to sexual and reproductive health care in New Jersey. In addition to her policy work, Katie also engages in PPAFNJ’s electoral work, screening candidates for state and federal offices and making recommendations for endorsement. Katie graduated in 2017 from The College of New Jersey with a B.A. in History and minors in Russian Studies and Sociology. Katie’s undergraduate research focused on abortion restrictions in Communist Romania under the dictatorship of Nicolae Ceaușescu.

In addition to her work with Planned Parenthood, Katie served as a fellow on Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign in Delaware County, Pennsylvania where she worked to foster grassroots energy for Clinton’s candidacy. Katie also worked as a development intern with Piazza Grande in Bologna, Italy, an organization that works to eradicate homelessness through the social inclusion and empowerment of the homeless community.


The daughter of a refugee from Romania, Katie is passionate about immigrant rights and gender equality. When possible, Katie enjoys traveling, cooking, and hiking, all while doing her best to pet every dog that she encounters.