The search for Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richard's replacement has commenced on the heels of her announced departure, and a New York Times writer and the creator of "Hamilton" will be heading the committee.
The Huffington Post reports that as Richards plans to step down from her role as America's leading promoter of abortion, Planned Parenthood has tapped New York Times writer Anna Quindlen and "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda to find her replacement.
Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist and novelist Anna Quindlen's mother died of ovarian cancer at the age of 40. Naomi Aberly, chair of the board at Planned Parenthood, said her "unique voice" will benefit the search for the organization's new leader.
Nine will lead the search committee and one man, "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, will be serving on the panel alongside his mother, Dr. Luz Towns-Miranda.. Other members on the search committee are Dominican television journalist Carmen Wong, Democratic fundraiser Aimee Boone Cunningham, and various leaders and board members at Planned Parenthood.
"The board has specifically instructed the committee to seek candidates who reflect Planned Parenthood’s patients, most of whom are women and roughly 40 percent of whom are people of color," reports HuffPo.