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Karl Eastlund, President & CEO

Karl Eastlund was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho in November of 2011 after serving for five months in the interim position.

Karl joined Planned Parenthood in 2003 as the Chief Financial Officer and quickly became the organizations Chief Operating Officer. Karl has worked closely with former CEOs Anna Franks and Gwen Chaplin and is responsible for many of the successes Planned Parenthood has achieved in the past decade, including:  leading five successful building projects, directing robust growth in our financial reserves, and implementing programs that have improved clinical quality and grown PPGWNI’s ability to serve more patients. 

Prior to working for Planned Parenthood, Karl was a Principal with Mercer Consulting in Dallas where he worked with Fortune 500 companies on performance management and incentive compensation strategies. Karl was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala, and has also worked for Deloitte and Touche and Dell Computer Corporation. Karl has an MBA from the University of Texas and is a CPA. 

Karl is currently the Vice President of the Board of the Laboratory Services Cooperative and is a member of several PPFA national work groups. Karl previously served on the Board of the YWCA in Yakima. 

Karl will focus on several existing projects, including: 

  • The successful completion of new facilities in Pullman, Spokane Valley, and Spokane

  • Ensuring the successful implementation of Electronic Medical Records at all 10 of our Health Centers

  • Preparing PPGWNI for its national Accreditation review in April 2012

  • Preparing for Health Care Reform Implementation

Karl will also be working with PPGWNI’s board members, donors, staff, and community members to create a long-term strategic plan for the organization. 

Read the Press Release here.

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