Carole Brite is President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Illinois. Before her appointment to the position in August 2010, Carole served on the Planned Parenthood of Illinois Board of Directors as Treasurer for more than 10 years. She was previously Interim CEO.
Carole brings 25 years of experience in non-profit and for-profit finance to her new role. She is a CPA and was previously a Partner and Managing Director at the accounting firm RSM McGladrey before joining the Planned Parenthood of Illinois staff.
Carole, who grew up in a small Indiana town with little access to reproductive counseling, also has a tremendous history of public service to women and families. In addition to her board service for PPIL, she has served as board member and Treasurer for the Women’s Issues Network, Friends of Battered Women and their Children, and Rape Victims Advocates.
As Interim CEO, and now as President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Illinois, Carole is dedicated to building a solid financial foundation in order to ensure reproductive health services, education, and advocacy for women and families across Illinois.
Carole brings an inclusive style of leadership that seeks to empower diverse voices in communities across the state and activate our supporters to make sure voters know what’s at stake in our courts, the legislature, and Congress.
Carole has set ambitious goals for Planned Parenthood of Illinois: to expand access to reproductive health care services across the state; provide comprehensive sexual education in more communities; and empower diverse voices for reproductive justice across Illinois.
Carole and her daughter currently reside in the greater Chicago area.
To schedule an interview with Carole, contact the Communications Department at 312.592.6800.