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Planned Parenthood Texas Votes' Leadership Team

Our new leadership is ready for the fight for our rights and is committed to building a movement that moves us beyond Roe to create a Texas where everyone has the right and ability to decide their own futures. 


Shellie Hayes-McMahon, Co-Executive Director

Shellie Hayes-McMahon (she/her) is a new Co-Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Texas Votes. She is an unapologetic advocate for reproductive rights and justice. Shellie is committed to movement-building through radical transparency, inclusion, and accountability.

Shellie has more than 20 years of cross-sector professional leadership experience. She joined the PPTV team in 2021 as the Deputy Executive Director of Operations and Development, responsible for fundraising, budget strategy, compliance, and human resources functions. Before joining PPTV, she served as the Operations Director for Annie's List, managing the organization's ongoing operations to ensure the execution of its mission to elect Texas women
to office.

Shellie is dedicated to building community and is a leader at organizations like Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas, where she is the chair-elect of the board of directors - the first black woman to hold the position. She also serves on the Barbara Jordan Leadership Institute and Lift Collective boards. Shellie is a respected leader in progressive politics in Texas. She is a former candidate, the outgoing President of Black Austin Democrats, Treasurer and Senior Advisor of the Williamson County Democratic Party, and long-time Democratic Precinct Chair.

Shellie is a long-time resident of Austin, Texas, and enjoys travel, gourmet cooking, yacht rock, and spending time with her husband of 23 years and two sons.

Drucilla Tigner, Co-Executive Director 

Drucilla Tigner (she/her) is a new Co-Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Texas Votes. She is a long time advocate for gender equity in the State of Texas. She is passionate about fighting for every person’s right in the state to access high quality, judgment free reproductive health care. She began her career as a Planned Parenthood community organizer, went on to obtain her law degree and came back to fight for the people of Texas. In 2021, she joined the PPTV team as Deputy Executive Director over Strategic Campaigns and Partnerships, where she led the organization's response to the Texas six week ban and the fall of Roe v. Wade and implemented the first ever membership engagement election program – contacting over 200,000 Planned Parenthood supporters during the 2022 election. 

Prior to joining Planned Parenthood Texas Votes, she led the Sexuality and Gender Equality Team at the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas, where she served as the organization's chief lobbyist and strategist for gender equity and spearheaded the creation of the first ever statewide network of abortion advocates in rural areas across Texas. She was also a practicing attorney specializing in consumer protection litigation and was a Development and Communications Director at The Women’s Resource of Greater Houston. She currently sits on the Texas for All 501(c)(4) Board and 501(c)(3) Advisory Committee, the Lubbock Coalition for Health Care Access Board, and the Planned Parenthood State Public Affairs Network Executive Committee. She holds a law degree from William and Mary Law School and a BA in Government from the University of Texas. Dru’s passion for social justice came from her parents, who showed her the importance of both standing up for herself as a Jewish woman in a small Texas town and fighting for others in our collective struggle for equality. Dru now resides in Houston and is an avid reader and baker.


Wendy Davis, Senior Advisor

Wendy Davis (she/her) was once a teen mom living in poverty who went on to graduate from Harvard Law School (after getting her higher education start at Tarrant County Community College). She has long been an advocate for creating a more fair, just and equal world in which we all can thrive.

Wendy served in the Texas Senate for 6 years after beating a 16 year incumbent in a Republican district. Prior to that she served for 9 years on the Fort Worth City Council.

After conducting a filibuster in the Texas Senate in 2011 to stop $5.4B in cuts to our public schools, Wendy rose to prominence when she stood for 13 hours in her pink sneakers two years later, filibustering a law that threatened to close almost all abortion clinics in Texas. After attempting to become Texas’ first Democratic governor in decades in 2014, Wendy later founded the non-profit, Deeds Not Words (a phrase borrowed from the suffragette movement), to activate young women as advocates for gender equity because she has always believed that “talk is cheap” and that only through our concerted efforts and actions will we create the gender equal world that our daughters and granddaughters deserve. Wendy was the Democratic nominee for the 21st Congressional district in 2020. She recently sued the state of Texas to block civil and criminal penalties of individuals and organizations working to provide access to abortion care in the post-Roe landscape, and she founded a fund to support the civil and criminal penalties that they might incur - DefendTheFrontline.Org.


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