Planned Parenthood hires new CEO

Stephanie Marshall

Stephanie Marshall

Planned Parenthood of Collier County has hired the former communications director at the U.S. Health and Human Services as its new president and chief executive officer.

Stephanie A. Marshall is succeeding outgoing CEO, Char Wendel, who is leaving at the end of March.

“We are thrilled to have (Marshall) join Planned Parenthood of Collier County,” Barbara Teaford, the board’s chairwoman, said in a news release.

“She has devoted her entire career to protecting public health and ensuring access to high quality, affordable health care. With more than 20 years of health care policy, advocacy and communications experience in the public, private and nonprofit sectors, she has a unique understanding of today’s complex health care system.”

Before joining Planned Parenthood, Marshall created and directed the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services pandemic flu planning and preparedness public education campaign. She also served as deputy campaign manager for the national Medicare prescription drug education program.

While at HHS, Marshall was the communications director of the “Let’s Move” initiative to reduce childhood obesity for the Office of the First Lady.

Prior to her work at HHS, Marshall was vice president of Porter Novelli, a global public relations agency, and she served as director of government affairs of the National Health Council, where she led a coalition in support of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

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