Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio announces new president and CEO

Published: Monday, February 11, 2019 @ 7:04 PM

Kersha Deibel
Kersha Deibel

Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio Region (PPSWO) announced today their new president and CEO.

Kersha Deibel was chosen by the Board of Directors and will succeed the previous president and CEO, Jerry Lawson, who recently retired, according to a release.

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“Kersha comes to us with an abundance of experience in leading, educating and advocating for our patients,” said Sally Cuni, Chair of the Board of Directors for PPSWO. “She has an incredible passion for providing care, no matter what, and has devoted her entire career to reproductive freedom for all.”

Deibel has more than eight years experience with Planned Parenthood, and has attended the University of Cincinnati and Washington University in St. Louis, the release stated.

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“It’s kind of incredible to think that over 13 years ago I walked through the doors of the health center on Auburn Avenue as a patient seeking access to birth control, and now I sit in this seat as President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio,” said Deibel. “But that’s really what it’s all about. It’s about ensuring our patients, the people who come to us every single day, have the ability and the resources to make their dreams a reality. This has been a vision of mine and I’m thrilled to be coming back home to join this incredibly talented team.”