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Emily McLain, Executive Director

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A native of Forest Grove, Emily has extensive experience lobbying and working on candidate, voter registration and ballot measure campaigns. For the past decade she has been a lobbyist and advocate in Oregon, where she has worked on behalf of organizations she is passionate about: Oregon Education Association, Oregon Bus Project, Oregon Student Association and Basic Rights Oregon, where she helped secure the freedom to marry in Oregon. She previously served as Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon’s Government Relations Consultant from 2014 to 2016, successfully passing landmark legislation to expand access to birth control and to protect patient privacy. As Executive Director of Oregon Student Association, Emily led the largest nonpartisan voter registration drive in state history, registering 50,000 voters in 2012. Emily has a bachelor’s degree in political science from University of Oregon and lives in Portland with her husband, Tom Hojem. When she is not in the middle of an election or legislative session, Emily loves traveling with Tom, eating at amazing Portland restaurants and food carts, and spending time outdoors with friends and family from Cannon Beach and the Columbia Gorge to her back yard and all the beauty in between.

Laurel Swerdlow, Policy Director

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After earning a bachelor’s degree in Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought at Amherst College, Laurel joined Planned Parenthood as a Medical Assistant and Center Based Advocate in San Diego. She went on to complete a Master of Public Health from Columbia University, and has collaborated with women’s and LGBTQ health coalitions in California, New York, Washington, Oregon and the District of Columbia to institute and implement progressive reproductive health policy. In her spare time, you can find Laurel on the dance floor, hiking the Pacific Northwest trails or re-re-watching The West Wing.

Jimmy Radosta, Communications and Marketing Director

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Jimmy comes to Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon after 20-plus years in the media, dating back to his high school newspaper in Salem and his college newspaper at Pepperdine University, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism. He has written and edited for Salem’s Statesman Journal, The Portland Mercury, Portland Family, The Skanner and Just Out, and his work has earned a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. In his spare time, he’s a pop-culture junkie and amateur storyteller.

An Do, Political Director

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An comes to Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon after directing communications for No Cuts to Care, the campaign that defeated the anti-abortion Ballot Measure 106. In addition to having extensive private-sector experience in business development, recruiting and operations, An has worked in direct services as a social worker. She holds a master’s degree in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in English from University of California at Berkeley. An has volunteered as a Planned Parenthood clinic escort, as a PPAO Legislative Fellow, as a PPAO Policy Fellow and as a member of the Multnomah County Leadership & Advocacy Team. Outside the office, she can often be found plotting near and far-flung adventures by plane, van and motorcycle; sampling the prodigious Portland food scene; and spending time with her pup.

Chelsea Jennings, Field Director

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Chelsea began her work with Planned Parenthood as a sexual health educator for the Chat/Text program after graduating from University of Oregon with a bachelor’s degree in Advertising and Communications. She’d later go on to work as a Health Care Assistant and a Marketing Assistant for Planned Parenthood of Southwestern Oregon, where her strong passion for patient advocacy began to take form, propelling her to volunteer as a PPAO Legislative Fellow and as a Lane County Leadership & Advocacy Team member. In her spare time Chelsea loves taking her two dogs, Liz Lemon and Charlie Kelly, out on long walks. She’s also an avid antique and oddity collector.

Lindsey Sadlou, Field Organizer

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Lindsey began her work with PPAO as a 2017 Legislative Fellow, and is thrilled to develop her passion for community building and reproductive justice on the field team. She received her bachelor’s degree from Bennington College, where she studied Political Economics and Environmental Studies. Her previous experience as an activist and organizer focused on environmental advocacy, from marching in the 2014 People’s Climate March in New York City, to community art-builds in New Orleans. In her free time, Lindsey bikes around Portland, liberally adds books to her bedside reading stack and enjoys any opportunity to explore the outdoors.

Becca Hill, Field Organizer

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A graduate of Lane Community College, Becca split their time at school between studying and learning to organize in their community, first as an intern with the Oregon Student Association, and later as Vice President of Associated Students of LCC. Becca has focused their advocacy in the past mainly on higher education accessibility and LGBT+ student rights. They are excited for the opportunity to be in the fight for justice at PPAO, and to build new leaders and community power. In their free time, they spend time with their fiancé and chosen family, and have an unquenchable thirst for nonfiction reading. Becca proudly identifies as a queer, trans, non-binary person.

 
Latest News
Oct162019
Oregon Health Plan Members: It’s Time to Pick Your Plan!

Planned Parenthood is spreading the word about an exciting opportunity for people who are insured through the Oregon Health Plan (OHP)!

Between October 16th and November 17th, you get to choose a plan that works best for you and your family. We know OHP members will weigh a variety of factors in making your selections, and we hope that access to Planned Parenthood health centers is one of them. If you want to come to Planned Parenthood or have us ...

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Sep202019
Bro, Choice! Men for Planned Parenthood

If you or someone you love is a man who's tired of seeing right-wing politicians attack access to reproductive health care, then this is the event for you!

Please join us Thursday, October 3rd in Portland at “Bro, Choice! Men for Planned Parenthood.” All genders are welcome!

PPAO knows that attacks on reproductive freedom affect the entire family. Planned Parenthood health centers help men take charge of their sexual health by offering STI testing and treatment, free or low-cost ...

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Latest Campaigns
Aug132019
Share Your Story!

Oregon is the leading state for reproductive health and rights. We have fought hard to get the best reproductive health laws on the books, and now we need your help enforcing them! Personal stories are a powerful tool that can be used to win the hearts and minds of decision-makers, and are critical when advocating to maintain or even expand access to the vital health services that Planned Parenthood provides.

Whether it's affordable birth control, access to sex education or the right to safe and legal abortion, tell us why these services matter to you and the impact that ...

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