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.
Karen Seltzer is an experienced community leader dedicated to education, reproductive rights, and building relationships. After a career in Development, serving as a Regional Director for Tulane University, she focused her efforts on her local school district and organizations. She has served on boards and chaired committees for The Community Synagogue, The Port Washington Education Foundation, and The Community Chest of Port Washington. In addition, Karen is currently Board Chair for the MB & Edna Zale Foundation.
Karen was the first president of the Parent Organization when a new elementary school was opened in Port Washington. She had responsibility for establishing governance protocols, fundraising practices, and numerous school-community programs. She then became President of the district-wide PTA, overseeing activities of seven schools. Karen became Board Chair of Planned Parenthood of Nassau County after serving for 10 years on the board and chaired the Fundraising and Board Development Committees. She is now the inaugural Board Chair of PPGNY.
When she’s not on the phone or computer, Karen enjoys playing tennis and reading. Karen and her husband, Steven, live in Port Washington and have three daughters.