Planned Parenthood Promotes Two Staffers
Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) has promoted two of its staff members. Alencia Johnson has been named Director of Public Engagement as part of PPFA’s new Brand and Culture Strategy department. In this role, she will help shape public opinion and shift culture by engaging influencers, with a particular focus on Black and Latino communities, and continue to serve as a spokesperson for the organization. Johnson joined PPFA in 2013 as a Press Officer, focusing on African American communications strategies before starting Planned Parenthood's Constituency Communications team. Prior to that, Alencia worked on Barack Obama’s re-election campaign at its headquarters in Chicago, IL. A native of Virginia, Alencia received her Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Leadership Studies from Christopher Newport University and is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and ColorComm. Daniela Ramírez, who helped with the expansion of the Constituency Communications team as Assistant Director of Latino Media, has also been promoted and will become Director of Constituency Communications. She will focus on developing media strategies to engage communities of color, young people, LGBTQ, and faith. She’ll oversee two Communications Officers, Tamika Turner and Johanny Adames, who will help Planned Parenthood expand it’s Spanish language media portfolio. Prior to PPFA, the Boston College grad, who also has a Master’s from the London School of Economics, worked as the Coordinator for the Women's Rights Division of Human Rights Watch and was a contributor to Huffington Post.