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Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic (PPHP) is proud to announce Vincent Russell as the new President/CEO of the organization.  Mr. Russell joined PPHP in August 2015 as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and has been Interim President/CEO since January 2017.

In his role as COO, Mr. Russell has been responsible for effectively managing the medical services programs and operational activities of the organization; providing administrative leadership and supervision of health center operations, medical services, call center operations, and clinical information systems; and providing leadership to the Operations Team to enhance and facilitate effective, efficient interdepartmental activities and achievements of short- and long-term goals of the organization.  In his time at PPHP, Mr. Russell oversaw the successful launch of online appointment scheduling and implemented a number of operational efficiencies which have helped to improve patient satisfaction and access to the health centers.

"Vince’s strong commitment to PPHP’s mission, knowledge of our operations and staff, equanimity, and proven executive leadership as Interim President/CEO make him the right person to lead our organization during this time of unprecedented challenges,” said Joan Rosen, Chair of the Board, Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic. “The Board feels that we are in the most capable hands and look forward to continuing to work with Vince as PPHP strives to provide the very best health care, education, and advocacy work for our patients and communities.”

Mr. Russell has extensive experience in managing the operations of multiple out-patient, clinical sites as well as implementing new services and creating favorable financial outcomes. Prior to joining PPHP, Mr. Russell served as the Director of the Ambulatory Care Center, overseeing a number of clinical services in addition to being the Physician Practice Administrator to all employed physicians and contracted Medical Directors at Northern Westchester Hospital. He has worked closely with the New York State Department of Health, Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, and other regulatory agencies.

Mr. Russell obtained his Bachelors of Science from The United States Military Academy at West Point, NY and his Masters of Science in Management from Florida Institute of Technology. Additionally, he received his certificate of achievement in Six Sigma Green Belt – Healthcare from Villanova University.