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(Hawthorne, NY) – Carol Lemus, Director, Education and Training, joined Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic (PPHP) in February 2011.

In this role, Ms. Lemus oversees agency-wide education and training initiatives, evaluates their effectiveness and assesses community needs for sexuality and reproductive health programs, while serving as a member of the Leadership Team.

Ms. Lemus joins PPHP with many years of experience in such areas as program development, needs assessment and evaluation, evidence-based interventions, training, grant writing, curriculum development and administrative oversight. Ms. Lemus served as the Executive Director of New York Harm Reduction Educators, Inc., and most recently was a consultant for the Interamerican Drug Abuse Control Commission of the Organization of American States, where she developed the first-ever national-level training manual in Spanish for the process of certification of professionals in the area of drug and alcohol addiction. She has trained professionals throughout Central and South America, and lived and worked for ten years in El

Ms. Lemus holds an MPH from New York University and a BA from Bryn Mawr College. She is a member of the American Public Health Association.


Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic, Inc (PPHP) is the 15th largest affiliate of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and operates 12 medical centers in Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, and Putnam Counties. In 2010, PPHP provided services to over 35,000 patients in nearly 70,000 visits. We conducted 1,900 education programs reaching over 35,000 youth and adults, and mobilized approximately 10,000 advocates to protect reproductive health care rights. PPHP has served the community for 78 years, and is dedicated to educating and empowering individuals to make responsible choices regarding their sexuality and sexual health. Planned Parenthood has done more to reduce the incidence of abortion and unintended pregnancy than any other health care provider or advocacy group. PPHP is headquartered in Hawthorne NY. For more information about PPHP services and programs, visit www.pphp.org. Find us on Facebook and MySpace, and follow us on Twitter.


Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic, Inc.


Beverly Katz (914) 467-7341


February 09, 2011