|Adrienne Germain to Become President Emerita and Serve as Senior Advisor to the International Women’|
Statement from the Board of Directors of the International Women’s Health Coalition
June 21, 2011
Adrienne Germain to Become President Emerita and Serve as Senior Advisor to the International Women’s Health Coalition
The Board of Directors of the International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) today announced that Adrienne Germain, who has served as President of IWHC since 1998, will step back from the day-to-day management of the organization and assume the position of President Emerita. In that role, Adrienne will continue to serve and advise IWHC on policy and advocacy activities that advance its mission to promote and protect the sexual and reproductive rights and health of all women and young people.
IWHC Board Chair Brian Brink said, “IWHC, indeed, women and girls worldwide, have benefited enormously from Adrienne Germain’s inspiring work as an advocate who has literally reshaped global policy on women's health and human rights. We are fortunate that as Adrienne steps back from the daily management tasks of the organization, she will continue to assist us and do what she does best and enjoys most—providing the intellectual capital and creativity for innovative approaches to policies and programs that secure every woman’s right to a just and healthy life. The Board is confident that the organization’s staff, exceptional in their skills and their passion for women's rights and health, will fulfill IWHC’s critical mission not only in this transition period but also moving forward into the future.”
An interim CEO will be appointed to manage the organization while an executive search is conducted and until a new head for IWHC is named.
For more information, please contact Kathleen Gerard, IWHC Director of Development at 212-801-1289 or email@example.com.