Planned Parenthood Announces New Senior Staff
The Planned Parenthood Action Fund (PPAF) and Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) have announced two additions to their senior staff. Kelley Robinson will become the Executive Director of PPAF. Robinson is currently the National Organizing Director at PPFA, where she drives the strategy around movement building and leadership development for the organization. Prior to that, she organized and pursued social justice initiatives and campaigns, including as the National Field Coordinator for ChoiceUSA, Health Outreach Coordinator for Corporation for National and Community Service, Youth Vote Organizer for former President Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, and more. Robinson serves on the board of SisterSong, the largest national women of color reproductive justice collective, as well as the Vice Chair of the board of the Alliance for Youth Action. The Chicago native graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2008. She begins her new role on April 15th. Jacqueline Ayers will become VP of Public Policy and Government Relations for PPFA and PPAF. Ayers was most recently the National Director of Legislative Affairs at PPFA, where she was responsible for leading the strategic direction of PPFA's federal policy priorities on Capitol Hill. Prior to that, she was the Legislative Director for Health and Education Policy at National Urban League. Ayers previously worked for PPFA as a Senior Legislative Representative and as a Legislative Assistant to Congressman Bobby Scott (D-VA). The 2001 Western Kentucky University graduate, who earned her law degree at Indiana University, began her career as an Associate Director for the ACLU of Indiana. She begins her new role on March 25th. More here.