Go to Content Go to Navigation Go to Navigation Go to Site Search Homepage

In March of 2024 Planned Parenthood Action Fund of the Pacific Southwest's Vice President of External Affairs, Vernita Gutierrez, was recognized with the Woman of Impact proclamation by San Diego County Board of Supervisors Vice Chair Terra Lawson-Remer. This honor celebrates her unwavering dedication to ensuring access to comprehensive reproductive health care in the communities of San Diego and beyond, and comes at the heels of Vernita’s 35 year anniversary at Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest.

Of the proclamation and the recipients, Supervisor Lawson-Remer says:

“I honored Women of Impact who have been fearless in their commitment to helping our region tackle some of its biggest challenges, including protecting our environment, defending reproductive freedom, and helping the homeless.”

Recipient of several awards throughout her lengthy career – including the San Diego Coalition for Reproductive Justice Defender of Choice Award and Women of CA Senate District 39 in 2019 – Vernita has also served on several advisory groups and nonprofit boards. Currently, she serves on The San Diego LGBT Community Center Board of Directors and is a Vice Chair on the San Diego County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls. 

We are grateful for Vernita’s visionary leadership, and are proud to work alongside her.


Sign up for updates from Planned Parenthood Action Fund of the Pacific Southwest

Stay up to date on the latest political news.


Explore more on


This website uses cookies

Planned Parenthood cares about your data privacy. We and our third-party vendors use cookies and other tools to collect, store, monitor, and analyze information about your interaction with our site to improve performance, analyze your use of our sites and assist in our marketing efforts. You may opt out of the use of these cookies and other tools at any time by visiting Cookie Settings. By clicking “Allow All Cookies” you consent to our collection and use of such data, and our Terms of Use. For more information, see our Privacy Notice.

Cookie Settings

Planned Parenthood cares about your data privacy. We and our third-party vendors, use cookies, pixels, and other tracking technologies to collect, store, monitor, and process certain information about you when you access and use our services, read our emails, or otherwise engage with us. The information collected might relate to you, your preferences, or your device. We use that information to make the site work, analyze performance and traffic on our website, to provide a more personalized web experience, and assist in our marketing efforts. We also share information with our social media, advertising, and analytics partners. You can change your default settings according to your preference. You cannot opt-out of our Necessary Cookies as they are deployed to ensure the proper functioning of our website (such as prompting the cookie banner and remembering your settings, to log into your account, to redirect you when you log out, etc.). For more information, please see our Privacy Notice.



We use online advertising to promote our mission and help constituents find our services. Marketing pixels help us measure the success of our campaigns.



We use qualitative data, including session replay, to learn about your user experience and improve our products and services.



We use web analytics to help us understand user engagement with our website, trends, and overall reach of our products.