Meet Our Board

Stephanie M. Boumediene

Dr. Stephanie Boumediene is a public health professional who has dedicated her career to addressing health inequities in vulnerable populations. With over 25 years in the humanitarian sphere, she has worked with organizations around the world. From her initial job after college with the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, to her current work as the Secretary of the Board of STOP THE CUT NOW! Eradicating Female Genital Mutilation, Dr. Boumediene has led all aspects of non-profit management, governance, and community engagement.

Dr. Boumediene is a graduate of Loyola-Marymount University (LMU) with a bachelor’s in Business Administration. She holds a Doctorate in Public Health (DrPH) and Master in Public Health (MPH) from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). Her doctoral work focused on improving the quality of life for adult traumatic brain injury (TBI) survivors as they attempt to reintegrate back into society. TBI, now recognized as a chronic condition, is the ‘silent epidemic’ of the 21st century, with adult TBI survivors a vulnerable and underserved population.

Active in her community, Dr. Boumediene has been on several NGO boards. As President of the Board of Directors for Jodi House Traumatic Brain Injury Support Center, she teamed with the board and staff to strengthen program services and organizational sustainability. Passionate about women’s health issues, she volunteers to progress women’s reproductive rights and maternal/child health. Stephanie is a member of the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the DrPH Coalition, a grassroots organization working to strengthen public health practice.

Stephanie is fluent in French with a facility in Arabic, she is married to Dr. Adnane Boumediene (Ph.D. in physics, University of Paris XI). They share three amazing children; a love of learning about and traveling through the world; and one very big Great Dane named Gracie.

Chauncey B. Franklin
Marine Master Gunnery Sergeant

Marine Master Gunnery Sergeant, Chauncey B. Franklin is a combat veteran with 28 years of service. Chauncey was one of the first Marines to be designated as a Career Recruiter. While serving in that capacity at Recruiting Station San Diego, it rose to the rank of the top two percent of all Recruiting Stations in the United States. Mr. Franklin was ranked nationally within the Top Six Marine recruiters for four consecutive years.  He also served as the Assistant Director and Director of Recruiters School. During his career he was an All-Marine football player and nationally ranked handball player.

Chauncey assisted in creating the manual for Systematic Recruiting, which is now used nationwide, and he authored the curriculum that was used for training all Command Group Members for the 10 Western States. Additionally, he served as the Technical Advisor for J. Walter Thompson Advertising Agency on behalf of the Marine Corps.

Upon retiring from the Marines in 1997, Chauncey Co-Founded the American Veterans Home Center, Inc.  He engaged in both residential and commercial real estate transactions.  He also arranged financing for buyers and real estate developers.  He managed the real estate division of The Ranch Mortgage Company in Rancho Santa Fe, California and was personally responsible for over 200 successful real estate transactions. 

When not devoting himself to the mission of STOP THE CUT NOW!  Eradicating Female Genital Mutilation in his free time Chauncey engages in his passion for the game of golf.  Chauncey is married to the love of his life, and he is the proud father of three sons and three daughters, and a rescue pup.