NFPRHA's President & CEO Clare Coleman


Clare Coleman marked a decade as NFPRHA’s President & CEO in 2019. Under Clare’s leadership, NFPRHA membership has grown over 500%, and its program scope, staff size and budget have tripled. She is the first NFPRHA executive leader with a direct service delivery background, along with substantial expertise in policy. Clare was the CEO of Planned Parenthood Mid-Hudson Valley (NY), a Title X sub-recipient agency, from 2006-2009.

Prior to her time in New York, Clare worked for US House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey, serving as Chief of Staff, LD, and Appropriations Associate over her tenure. She also worked for then-Rep. Chuck Schumer and two other members of the US House. In addition to her decade-plus on the Hill, Clare was the lead lobbyist for Planned Parenthood Federation during the partial-birth abortion fight in the 1990s, and just before becoming a Planned Parenthood affiliate CEO, she ran a federal research project on the public health impact of terrorist attacks and other catastrophes at New York University School of Medicine. She has a BA from Smith College.


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