Planned Parenthood president, CEO announces retirement

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) РThe Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky President (PPINK) and CEO announced she is retiring at the end of the fiscal year.

Betty Cockrum announced her retirement Wednesday morning.

“When I left my three decades of public service and was signing in for this wonderful tour of duty, I said it would be my last significant career move. 15 years is just the right time,” Cockrum said.

Each year, the Indiana and Kentucky branch provides health care to about 56,000 men and women across the two states.

She said she has seen challenges and accomplishments during her time in that position. One of those accomplishments was emergency contraception being offered over-the-counter.

In retirement, she hopes to spend time with her grandchildren and sleep more.

“It’ll be a real opportunity for the next person and she or he will inherit a really strong team, a great board and incredible mission,” she added.

Her last day with the organization will be June 30. At this time her replacement has not been announced; however, a search committee has been put in place to aid in the transition process for the new CEO.

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