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Guest Name
Dr Laura Meyers
Guest Occupation
CEO of Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC
Guest Biography

Dr. Laura Meyers is currently CEO of Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC. Prior to joining PPMW in 2008, Laura was CEO of Planned Parenthood of Western New York. Dr. Meyers currently serves on the Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Board of Directors, is the
Vice Chair of the Affiliate Risk Management Board of Directors and Co-Chair of 416 Holdings’ Board of
Directors. Dr. Meyers is the former Chair of the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health
Association’s Board of Directors. She also served for 12 years as an elected member of the Amherst Central School District Board of Education in New York State.

Laura holds a PhD in Social Foundations of Education from the State University of New York at Buffalo (UB), a Masters in Counseling from UB and an undergraduate degree from the SUNY-Albany. Dr. Meyers is a graduate of the Jacobs School of Management Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Program at UB, as well as the Community Health Foundation of Western and Central New York’s Community Healthcare Leadership Fellowship program.

Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC was founded on the visionary idea that access to
sexual and reproductive health care could transform people’s lives. For more than 80 years, PPMW has
provided high quality, supportive reproductive medical care for families in the DC metro area.
VISION: PPMW envisions a society in which equity is a reality: where every person’s right to dignity, justice, and autonomy is fully recognized and protected; where accessing quality healthcare doesn’t depend on who you are or where you live; and where our community works together so that every person has the opportunity to lead their healthiest life.

MISSION: PPMW provides high-quality, compassionate healthcare, including reproductive care; promotes
sexual health; and advocates for reproductive rights and health equity for all.