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New York, NY—Joan Malin has announced that she will resign from Planned Parenthood of New York City, effective July 2017, after leading the organization as President and CEO for 17 years. Malin informed PPNYC’s Board of Directors in October 2016 that she would be leaving in 2017. The Board is undertaking a thoughtful search and is confident it will announce a new CEO prior to her departure.

“Joan has been instrumental in shaping PPNYC to be the force that it is today,” said Katie Danziger, PPNYC Board Chair. “Her passion for social justice has led to tremendous growth and ingenuity in how and where PPNYC is able to deliver our high-quality health care services and sexuality education. PPNYC is grounded in the idea that all people deserve access to the information and care they need to live healthy lives and achieve their dreams, and Joan has carried the torch and brought our work to new levels. Joan leaves PPNYC in a tremendous position of strength and as an example of what high-quality health care can look like!”

Malin’s work during the past 17 years has been transformative for PPNYC. In 2000, she brought with her a deep respect and passion for the communities that PPNYC serves, which over the years has evolved into an organizational commitment to integrate a social justice framework into all of PPNYC’s work. That orientation and commitment has guided the growth of services, programs and political work throughout Malin’s tenure.

Under Malin’s leadership:

  • PPNYC has grown from serving 27,000 patients at three health centers when she started in 2000; to having five health centers—one in each borough—and serving more than 60,000 patients. 
  • Project Street Beat—PPNYC’s HIV prevention and linkage to care program—has grown and thrived, constantly adjusting to the changing landscape of HIV prevention and care and in response to the changes in the epidemic.
  • The Education and Training Department has grown to reach more than 25,000 New Yorkers through a wide array of innovative programs serving young people, adults and organizations throughout NYC. 
  • PPNYC has greatly expanded our policy and political impact at the New York City and New York State levels, and Malin has played a key role at the national level through affiliate leadership within Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

“It has been a great honor to serve an organization that is so deeply committed to ensuring that all New Yorkers, regardless of income or immigration status, have access to the health care and information they need and deserve,” said Joan Malin. “PPNYC has an incredibly passionate and talented staff that work with care and compassion to advance this mission every day. I’m confident that PPNYC’s Board of Directors will choose a new leader who will be committed to PPNYC’s long-held values and who will continue to move the organization’s work forward.”



Since 1916, Planned Parenthood of New York City (PPNYC) has been an advocate for and provider of reproductive health services and education for New Yorkers. Serving more than 60,000 clients annually, PPNYC’s health care centers in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens and Staten Island offer reproductive health services, including gynecological care, contraception, pregnancy testing, abortion, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, and HIV testing and counseling. Through a threefold mission of clinical services, education, and advocacy, PPNYC brings better health and more fulfilling lives to each new generation of New Yorkers. As a voice for reproductive freedom, PPNYC supports legislation and policies to ensure that all New Yorkers will have access to the full range of reproductive health care services and information.