Planned Parenthood chief in Mass. stepping down

BOSTON (AP) — The head of Planned Parenthood in Massachusetts is stepping down after 13 years on the job.

CEO Diane Luby is also leaving her position as head of Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts, the political sister organization for the state's largest sexual and reproductive health care provider. The departure is effective Dec. 31.

The group said Tuesday that Nonnie Burnes, who heads the board of directors of Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, will serve as interim CEO beginning in January. A search committee has been working with a search firm to recruit the successor to Luby.

Luby, a former director of public health for New Hampshire, pushed to expand access Planned Parenthood services in underserved communities. She also helped introduce a new approach to comprehensive sexuality education that is now in 136 schools.

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