Physicians for Reproductive Health is thrilled to announce that Dr. Jamila Perritt will be the organization’s incoming President and CEO on September 21, 2020.
Board Chair of Physicians for Reproductive Health Dr. Kristyn Brandi issues the following statement:
“It is with great delight that I announce that Dr. Jamila Perritt has accepted the position of President and CEO of Physicians for Reproductive Health. Dr. Perritt brings her experience as a provider of full spectrum reproductive health care including abortion care, a long history of advocating for reproductive health, rights, and justice, and her expertise and lived experiences in reproductive justice. She centers all of her care provision and advocacy work with the vision that all people deserve access to the care and resources they need to lead self-determined, healthy, and full lives. Dr. Perritt has a deep understanding of the value of Physicians for Reproductive Health’s programs as a past fellow in our Leadership Training Academy and longtime and active member of our physician advocate community.
“Effective September 21, 2020, Dr. Perritt’s leadership follows 25 years of guidance and growth under founding President and CEO Jodi Magee. We are grateful for all that Physicians for Reproductive Health became under Jodi’s direction and wish her the very best in her retirement.
She centers all of her care provision and advocacy work with the vision that all people deserve access to the care and resources they need to lead self-determined, healthy, and full lives.
“Dr. Perritt will guide Physicians for Reproductive Health forward, especially during this historic moment for our country. Building on the work we as an organization have been doing and adding the new expertise and experience of Dr. Perritt in the reproductive justice movement, we aim to deepen our intentional use of reproductive justice as a lens to guide our work, carefully address the ways that white supremacy and racism impact access to reproductive health care, and support a future of abortion access and reproductive health care that is free from all barriers.”
Dr. Jamila Perritt, a board-certified, fellowship-trained ob/gyn providing comprehensive community based reproductive health care in the Washington DC area, shares:
“It is an honor to join Physicians for Reproductive Health as the organization’s second President and CEO in its 28-year history. I look forward to bringing my passion for reproductive justice and experiences in providing abortion and contraceptive care to the important advocacy work of Physicians for Reproductive Health. Working with our staff, Board of Directors, networks, and many partner organizations, we envision a future where every person can live their best life and make the decision to have children, not have children, and parent their children in thriving and safe communities.”