Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky Names CEO

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Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky has selected Christie Gillespie as president and chief executive officer. Gillespie, who most recently served as vice president for community impact for the United Way of Central Indiana, will begin her new role July 1. 

Gillespie succeeds Betty Cockrum, who is retiring after leading PPINK for the past 15 years. She has also held leadership roles with the Community Alliance of the Far Eastside in Indianapolis and the Indiana Association for Community Economic Development. 

"I believe that PPINK’s mission is more important than ever and am excited by the opportunity to lead this amazing organization," said Gillespie. "I have been a long-standing supporter of PPINK and am looking forward to ensuring the people of Indiana and Kentucky continue to receive the quality health care PPINK provides."

Cockrum says she is leaving the organization in "capable hands" with Gillespie. PPINK Board Chair Kim Greene adds, "Gillespie has an extensive understanding of our local political environment, strong connections with key PPINK constituents and a deep commitment to our mission."

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