Planned Parenthood Selects Dr. Leana Wen As Its New President
The Baltimore health commissioner, a Chinese immigrant, will take over Cecile Richards’ role in November.
By Alanna Vagianos and Laura Bassett
Sept 12, 2018
Planned Parenthood named a Chinese immigrant who has headed Baltimore’s health department as the organization’s new president on Wednesday.
“Today is a historic day for Planned Parenthood and the millions of people it serves. After an extensive search, I’m proud to announce that Dr. Leana Wen will serve as our next president,” Naomi Aberly, chair of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America Board of Directors, said in a statement.