Planned Parenthood of New York City
Haydee Morales joined the staff
of PPNYC in July 2003 bringing over 20 years experience in grassroots, local,
national and international health education including reproductive health,
HIV/AIDS, advocacy, and cultural awareness/diversity initiatives.
Ms. Morales is a veteran of
community-based programming and management having worked in organizations such
as the Committee for Hispanic Children and Families and the Hispanic AIDS
Forum. She leveraged this
experience as founder and Executive Director of Casa Atabex Aché, a community
based women’s health action organization based in the South Bronx. Ms. Morales was granted the Fund for the
City of New York Union Square Award in 1999 in recognition of her notable
contributions as a grassroots activist who developed and initiated a youth and
family organization that worked towards strengthening New York communities. Ms.
Morales previously served as Director of Latino Initiatives of the national
office of the March of Dimes, where she managed educational and advocacy
activities directed at Latina women nationwide and in Puerto Rico. Ms. Morales was awarded the 2004
Groundbreaking Latina Award by the National Assosication of Latina Leaders,
Volvo Cars and Catalina Magazine.
In 2004 she was also recognized by the Honarable Senator Gilbert A.
Cedillo for her outstanding contributions towards Latina advancement and
empowerment. In 2006 Ms. Morales
was recognized as a Mujer Destacada by El Diario La Presna for her
accomplishments as a Latina.
Ms. Morales led the development
of two policy briefs titled A
Reproductive Health Agenda for Women of Color and In the Eye of the Storm: A Latina Women’s
Health Action Agenda. She also
co-produced a videodocumentary about Sistersong: Women of Color Reproductive Health
Initiative, which describes national grassroots women of color initiative
that addressed sexual and reproductive health.
Ms. Morales continues to
support local efforts through her participation on the boards of Public Interest
Biotechnology and Casa Atabex Aché.
Haydee holds a Bachelor of Science in Community Health and a Master of
Administration in Organizational Management. She is also a former Ford Foundation
Fellow of the Latino Leadership Opportunity Program and is a former 2004
Research Fellow of the Robert Bowne Foundation.
She currently resides in the
Bronx, New York.