Bryan Howard

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Bryan Howard "became the President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Arizona, Inc. (PPAZ) in 2007 when the organization was created from the merger of two predecessor Planned Parenthood affiliates based in Phoenix and Tucson. PPAZ is Arizona’s largest private provider of sexual and reproductive health care, education and public policy advocacy. The agency’s 250 staff serve over 100,000 women, couples and teens throughout Arizona. PPAZ has an annual budget of $17.5 million that is financed by charitable donations, patient and education service fees, and federal family planning funds.

"Bryan has helped lead the national Planned Parenthood organization through his involvement with numerous boards, committees and task forces. Other groups with which Bryan has been involved focus their missions on leadership development, community and HIV / AIDS health care, civil rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people and historical research and scholarship. In 2006 he was elected to the national organization’s Board of Directors, as well as that of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund that conducts voter and candidate education. In 1989 Chicago’s Howard Brown Health Center presented Bryan the “Friend for Life Award” in recognition of his fundraising and governance achievements.

"In 2008 Bryan received the Ruth Green Award bestowed by the PPFA Affiliate Chief Executives Council for lifetime achievement in Planned Parenthood executive leadership.

"Bryan attended the University of Southern California as an undergraduate, where he studied economics, and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University." [1]

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  1. Board, Reproductive Health Technologies Project, accessed September 14, 2010.