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PLANNED PARENTHOOD ELECTS NEW BOARD PRESIDENT

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Gina Popovic, Executive Vice President
1-866-904-7721 x8652


Published: 06.18.10| Updated: 06.18.10

EASTERN WASHINGTON AND NORTH IDAHO – Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho (PPGWNI) is pleased to announce the election of Barrie Ryan as Board Chair.  Ryan, of Spokane, previously held the position of Board Treasurer. Archie Sutton of Yakima was elected to Board Treasurer to fill the position vacated by Ryan.

Ryan, who has held Board positions at a number of community organizations including Spokane AIDS Network and the Inland Northwest Business Alliance, hails from Missoula, MT. He received his degree in Business Administration from the University of Montana in 1985. In 1988, Ryan began his career at U.S. Bank. He transferred to Spokane in 1993 where he currently holds the position of AVP, Relationship Manager, U.S. Bank Private Banking. He shares his home with his partner, Steve Cordahl.

“I am eager to work with board members, leadership, and our talented staff as we continue to advance our mission,” said Ryan. The mission of PPGWNI is to provide exceptional reproductive and complementary health care services, honest education, and fearless advocacy for all.

“Barrie’s commitment to our patients and the communities we serve, and his experience working with Planned Parenthood as a member of the Board and Finance Committee make him an outstanding choice to lead our Board of Directors,” said Anna Franks, President and CEO of PPGWNI. “Barrie is passionate about the work we do every day to empower people to make responsible decisions about their lives and health.”

Planned Parenthood’s health centers offer a wide variety of services including sports physicals, vasectomies, cancer screening, anemia testing, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, and pregnancy testing and options counseling. 96% of PPGWNI’s services are family planning related.

For more information, please contact Gina Popovic at 1-866-904-7721 x8652

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PPGWNI is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization with health centers located in Ellensburg, Kennewick, Pullman, Spokane, Spokane Valley, Sunnyside, Walla Walla and Yakima  as well as express health centers in Cle Elum, Colfax and Wapato. PPGWNI exists to assure that all people are empowered to make reproductive health choices and have access to the quality healthcare and sexuality education services required to exercise those choices. Call 1-866-904-7721 or visit www.ppgwni.org for more information.

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