Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette Names Interim CEO

The Board of Directors for Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette (PPCW) is pleased to announce that Dr. Anne Udall will be the organization's Interim CEO starting Aug. 1. The Board was impressed with Anne's background in large, complex organizations and believes she will be a good fit for PPCW with her focus on building relationships and steady leadership style. 

Anne brings more than 20 years of deep experience in executive leadership and management in nonprofit and education settings. Most recently she was the Chief Strategy Officer at the New Teacher Project in Santa Cruz, Calif., where she led the development and implementation of a four-year strategic plan, coordinated efforts with key national funders, and advanced equity and inclusion initiatives. Prior to moving to Santa Cruz, Anne lived in Portland and is excited to be back in the state she calls home. 

"I am deeply committed to Planned Parenthood's work of providing high-quality health care and information," Anne says. "I am looking forward to working with the dedicated PPCW staff and the incredibly supportive community of patients, partners and donors." 

Stacy M. Cross, who has served as CEO & President of PPCW since 2013, is leaving to become the CEO of Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, headquartered in San Jose, Calif. 

"Since Stacy joined PPCW, we have expanded financial resources, implemented electronic medical records for all patients, broadened the patient base by contracting with dozens of private health insurance providers, and enhanced PPCW's diversity and outreach programs," says Sita Symonette, Incoming Board Chair. "We thank her for all of her work on behalf of our community and wish her all the best in her new role." 

The PPCW Board has launched a nationwide search for the next permanent CEO.

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