Joy D. Calloway is a transformational leader with 27 years of health care and nonprofit leadership experience, and with a successful record of serving as interim CEO for organizations in transition. Before joining PPGNY, Calloway was the Interim Executive Director at the National Association of Health Services Executives and before that was President and CEO at the New Center Community Mental Health Services in Michigan.
From 2013 to 2018, Calloway served as President and CEO of New Center Community Mental Health Services in Detroit, where she revived and repositioned an agency striving to remain impactful. Preceding this role, Calloway was Associate Vice President for Community and Rural Network Development for St. Joseph Mercy Oakland hospital, Executive Director of Metro Healthcare Services, Inc., and founding CEO of Oakland Primary Health Services, the first and only federally qualified primary care health facility serving low-income and medically underserved populations in Oakland County.
Calloway is a sought-after speaker on topics ranging from mental health and emotional intelligence to nonprofit board development and operational planning. She earned degrees from The University of Michigan – Ann Arbor in Organizational Psychology (BA), Health Services Management/Policy (MHSA), and Human Resources (MBA).
Calloway is a fierce champion for comprehensive sexual and reproductive health care and education in Black, Latinx, LGBTQ+ and immigrant communities that have historically been denied access to quality care, and she is not new to Planned Parenthood. At 15 years old, she took her first job as a youth peer educator at Planned Parenthood in Detroit.
Calloway is a proud mom to her Hampton University daughter Vashti and makes time to enjoy Girls’ Night Out, Scrabble, traveling, live music, movies, theater, reading, and shopping.
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Karen Seltzer is the Board Chair of Planned Parenthood of Greater New York (PPGNY). A passionate advocate for women’s healthcare and reproductive rights, she has been an active member of Planned Parenthood boards for over 15 years, serving as Board Chair of Planned Parenthood of Nassau County before serving as the inaugural Board Chair of PPGNY. Karen has extensive knowledge of how to manage nonprofit boards and an ability to collaborate and bring people together, which has helped to achieve meaningful results in the recent merger of five New York Planned Parenthood Affiliates.
Over the past 30 years, Karen held many volunteer leadership positions in Port Washington — serving on the boards of The Community Synagogue, The Community Chest of Port Washington, and holding many leadership roles in the community including President of Parents Council of the Port Washington School District. She also currently serves as Board Chair of the MB and Edna Zale Foundation in Dallas and was recently recognized as one of Nassau County’s Women of Distinction 2021.
Karen grew up on Long Island where her family instilled strong philanthropic values with a desire to help others. After graduating from Tulane University, she had a short career in retail before working in Development where she honed her fundraising and volunteer management skills, setting the stage for a lifelong passion for volunteering. She returned to Long Island where she and her husband Steven raised their three daughters.
In her free time, Karen enjoys playing tennis, reading, and going for long walks.