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INDIANAPOLIS – Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky (PPINK) has announced Christie Gillespie as the new President and CEO. She will begin her duties on July 1, 2017.

Gillespie brings over 25 years of nonprofit leadership experience to the position. She will replace retiring President and CEO, Betty Cockrum, who will have served in that capacity for 15 years.

“I am thrilled to leave the organization in such capable hands,” said Betty Cockrum, President and CEO of PPINK. “Christie brings unparalleled leadership experience in public policy, strategic planning, fundraising and community engagement at a time when these issues have never been more critical.”

“I believe that PPINK’s mission is more important than ever and am excited by the opportunity to lead this amazing organization,” said Gillespie. “I have been a long-standing supporter of PPINK and am looking forward to ensuring the people of Indiana and Kentucky continue to receive the quality health care PPINK provides.”

"Gillespie has an extensive understanding of our local political environment, strong connections with key PPINK constituents and a deep commitment to our mission,” said Kim Greene, PPINK Board Chair.

Gillespie’s leadership roles include the Community Alliance of the Far Eastside, the Indiana Association for Community Economic Development (IACED), and most recently serving as the Vice President for Community Impact with the United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI). Her head shot is attached.


Gillespie, Greene, and Cockrum are available during the following times for media interviews on June 6, 2017 at the PPINK offices in Indianapolis on a first-come, first-served basis:

  • 11 – 11:30 a.m.
  • 1:45 p.m. – 4 p.m.