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Shake-Up Underway at Susan G. Komen Foundation

Robin Marty

After a year of controversy, the group is looking for a fresh start with some new people to drive the mission.

It’s been a rough year for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Months after weathering the backlash brought on by their decision to eliminate funding of Planned Parenthood chapters to help provide breast exams, the group appears ready to start over with some new faces in charge.

Via KING5 News:

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure shook up its top leadership Wednesday by announcing the resignation of its president and shifting role for its CEO and founder. Two members of its Board of Directors also announced their resignations.

Komen President Liz Thompson announced plans to leave the organization in September. Meanwhile, Komen Founder and CEO Nancy Brinker will shift to a new management role as chair of the Komen Board Executive Commiittee when the search for a new senior executive is finished.

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Komen also announced, Brenda Lauderback and Linda Law, who have served on their board since 2008 and 2009 respectively, are leaving the board of directors.

The shift comes as little surprise, other than the fact that it took so long. The attempt to stop its funding of Planned Parenthood became the type of public relations nightmare that non-profits dread, and despite eventually backing down, it was clear that the organization took a huge hit for its mistake.

Komen claims the change in leadership is not related to the Planned Parenthood incident.

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