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Planned Parenthood Empire State Acts Appoints
Robin Chappelle Golston as President and CEO

(Albany, NY) Planned Parenthood Empire State Acts (PPESA) announced today that Robin Chappelle Golston has returned to the organization as President and CEO. She will also act as chair of sister-organization, Planned Parenthood Empire State Votes PAC.

Robin Chappelle Golston is a distinguished executive leader with extensive experience in government and political affairs and was most recently appointed Executive Deputy Secretary in New York Governor Kathy Hochul’s administration. Robin has also worked in government relations for several entities in both the public and private sectors, and has a robust political background, having worked as a political director under both Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Senator Hillary R. Clinton.

“Robin is a proven leader and advocate who has previously led our organization through some of the most significant moments in the movement for reproductive freedom in New York in decades,” said Tess Barker, Board Chair, Planned Parenthood Empire State Acts. “Robin’s dedication to the issues we hold sacrosanct, along with her policy expertise and political prowess, are tremendous assets to our work of advancing and fortifying reproductive rights. Planned Parenthood Empire State Acts is thrilled to welcome her back to the organization with open arms and an eye towards a bright future.”

“My work at Planned Parenthood Empire State Acts has been a defining moment of my career. The torch we carried for the greater health and rights of every New Yorker has left an indelible mark on my life, and I am deeply committed to the work and the incredible staff at PPESA who drive our mission forward,” said Robin Chappelle Golston. “It was an honor and privilege to serve the State of New York in Governor Hochul’s administration, and it certainly feels as though my journey is coming full circle by returning to Planned Parenthood Empire State Acts in this pivotal moment as we are called to imagine and build a future based in equity, accessibility, and reproductive freedom for all.”


Planned Parenthood Empire State Acts is a non-profit, non-partisan, statewide organization representing New York’s Planned Parenthood affiliates. PPESA is dedicated to protecting and expanding access to sexual and reproductive health care.


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