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Clare Coleman

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Clare Coleman is president and chief executive officer of the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association. From 2006 to 2009, she served as president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Mid-Hudson Valley in New York State.

Coleman has served on the staffs of four members of the U.S. House of Representatives and as a federal lobbyist for Planned Parenthood Federation of America. She received her bachelor of arts degree in government from Smith College.

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