IN THE NEWS Fall 2014
Planned Parenthood of Central North Carolina's inaugural Janet Colm Award for Transformative Leadership recognizes three distinguished individuals in appreciation of their leadership to help ensure increased access to comprehensive health care for women, men and teens.
The recipients are:
, Professor of History and Director, Institute for the Humanities, University of Illinois at Chicago.
Susan Levine, Professor of History and Director of the UIC Institute for the Humanities received the inaugural Janet Colm Award for Transformative Leadership from Planned Parenthood of Central North Carolina (PPCNC). Levine served as board president of Planned Parenthood of Orange and Durham Counties from 1987-1991. Under her leadership the affiliate expanded access to reproductive health care for underserved women and teens, began offering abortion services, and created community “natural leader” and “peer educator” programs. The award is named in honor of Janet Colm, who is just retiring after serving 32 years as Executive Director and CEO of PPCNC. “It was my good luck to work with a visionary leader like Janet Colm,” Levine said. “Together we were able to ensure access to comprehensive health services, and in the process further women’s opportunities for equality and empowerment.”
, Chief of Staff for Clinical Care and Innovation in the Kaiser Permanente Federation, Oakland, CA.
, Philanthropist and founder, Center for Community Action, Lumberton.
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