National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA)
Clare Coleman has recently been named the President & CEO of the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA). Currently a NFPRHA member, Coleman most recently served as President & CEO of Planned Parenthood Mid-Hudson Valley in New York.
“My highest priority as NFPRHA’s leader will be to work closely with our members to reflect their concerns and experiences with federal policymakers and health care community allies,” said Coleman.
Before joining Planned Parenthood Mid-Hudson Valley in March 2006, Coleman spent more than a dozen years on and around Capitol Hill. Coleman spent six years on the staff of U.S. Representative Nita Lowey (D-NY), serving as Chief of Staff from 2001-05. Coleman served as staff director of the Democratic Pro-Choice Task Force in the U.S. House of Representatives and staffed the Congresswoman on the powerful Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education, which sets funding for Title X and sexuality education programs. Before joining the Lowey staff in 1999, Coleman was a federal lobbyist for Planned Parenthood Federation of America. She was also a staffer for then-Rep. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and former Reps. Jim Jontz (D-IN) and George Hochbrueckner (D-NY).
“It is essential that the real-life experiences of service providers be understood and addressed as policymakers work through changes in health care delivery. I know what it’s like – working to expand convenient access to quality care while carefully adhering to guidelines, undergoing audits, meeting payroll, and handling IT and infrastructure challenges. I also know how members of Congress weigh options and make decisions,” she continued.
“It’s exciting to bring those experiences together, and to do so with a President and administration that will give us a fair hearing.”