NFPRHA's President & CEO Clare Coleman


Clare Coleman is in her 13th year as President & CEO of the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA).

Clare has led NFPRHA and its 1,000 organizational members through the most damaging policy attacks in the history of Title X, America’s family planning program. Under Clare’s leadership, NFPRHA repeatedly sued the US government in 2018-19 to prevent the Trump administration from doing irreparable harm to the Title X program, which serves millions of people with low incomes who otherwise may go without critical contraceptive and sexual health care.

Clare came to NFPRHA in 2009 directly from service delivery, serving as 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, her home state, Clare was Chief of Staff for then-US House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey. She also worked for then-Rep. Chuck Schumer and two other members of the House of Representatives.

In addition to her decade-plus on the Hill, Clare was a lobbyist for Planned Parenthood Federation in the late 1990s, and researched the impact of catastrophes on public health while working at New York University School of Medicine.

Clare is a graduate of Smith College. In 2021, she was awarded The Smith College Medal, given to alumnae who, in the judgment of the trustees, exemplify in their lives and work the true purpose of a liberal arts education. She is a solo mom to a son who is in elementary school.


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