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New York, NY — Planned Parenthood Federation of America is pleased to announce that PPFA Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Raegan McDonald-Mosley, has been named to the 2016 EBONY Power 100 list. Dr. McDonald-Mosley is being honored for her support of reproductive rights and her relentless drive to create health equity in the U.S.


The annual EBONY Power 100 list of inspiring African-Americans includes a diverse group of leaders and influencers who represent the best of their community, from the boardroom to the runway, Hollywood to the White House. Each year, the list brings together activists, artists, academics and other game changers who work daily to improve the lives of their community. Honorees this year included the Obamas, Beyonce, the Minnesota Lynx WNBA team, the Congressional Caucus on Women and Girls, John Legend, Jessica Williams, Issa Rae, Simone Biles, Colin Kaepernick, the Rev. William Barber, Charlene Carruthers, Roxane Gay, Ava Duvernay, and Melissa Harris-Perry.


“It’s an honor to be named among so many incredible leaders in the Black community,” said Dr. McDonald-Mosley. “At Planned Parenthood, our patients and staff come from all walks of life. One thing they share is the need for a safe space where they will be treated with dignity and care, no matter who they are. We work every day to provide that welcoming place for every single person, to get the high quality care and education they need to stay healthy and reach their life goals.”


The 2016 EBONY Power 100 honorees were recognized during an exciting and star-studded evening held on December 1 in Los Angeles, California.


“We are thrilled to see Dr. McDonald-Mosley honored by EBONY,” said Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. “She is an incredible physician, a fierce leader, and advocate for reproductive health and rights - and is deeply committed to improving health outcomes for all. I can’t think of a better person to represent the good work of Planned Parenthood in communities across the country.”


Dr. McDonald-Mosley is a board certified Obstetrician-Gynecologist with a background in women’s reproductive health, public health, and international health. After residency training at New York University Medical Center, Dr. McDonald-Mosley completed a specialized fellowship in Family Planning at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. In addition to practicing general Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. McDonald-Mosley has conducted research related to family planning and has participated in several international public health projects. She is a graduated fellow of the Physicians for Reproductive Health Leadership and Training Academy, and is on the Board of Directors for Health Care Access Maryland.

Dr. McDonald-Mosley is dedicated to improving reproductive health outcomes for women in her community as well as in other underserved regions of the world. She holds a BA in African studies and Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she was a Morehead Scholar, a MD from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and a MPH from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She most recently served as the Medical Director and Interim CEO & President of Planned Parenthood of Maryland. She joined the National Office of Planned Parenthood Federation of America as the Chief Medical Officer in July 2015.


About The EBONY POWER 100 List

Ebony magazine has honored the heroes of the Black community for over 70 years. The 2016 EBONY POWER 100 celebrates the world’s most inspiring African-Americans. EBONY recognizes those who lead, inspire and demonstrate through their individual talents, the very best in Black America.


Planned Parenthood is the nation's leading provider and advocate of high-quality, affordable health care for women, men, and young people, as well as the nation's largest provider of sex education. With approximately 700 health centers across the country, Planned Parenthood organizations serve all patients with care and compassion, with respect and without judgment. Through health centers, programs in schools and communities, and online resources, Planned Parenthood is a trusted source of reliable health information that allows people to make informed health decisions. We do all this because we care passionately about helping people lead healthier lives.


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December 05, 2016