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Change afoot at Planned Parenthood of Rhode Island

 

UPDATE II: Susan Yolen, a spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood of Connecticut, confirmed to me that Inocencio has resigned. She attributed the change to how "the market is changing," and how "it's difficult to be in a small Planned Parenthood fending for itself."

Yolen says there is no relation between Inocencio's resignation and how, as reported in May by Channel 6, she faced a shoplifting charge. The station said she was 59 and had been running PPRI for 13 years. "It's not really about Miriam Inocencio," Yolen says. "It's about the world of health-care."

Asked about the financial condition of PPRI, Yolen says, "I really can't say." She declined to comment on how Inocencio's resignation came about and whether she was encouraged to resign.

Yolen confirmed that Planned Parenthood of Connecticut will be directing Planned Parenthood of RI. "I think it's on the verge of being approved by both [boards]," she says, but she was reluctant to explain specifically how this change came about, saying just that it followed communication between the the two different organizations.

Yolen emphasized that there will be no immediate impact on the delivery of services at PPRI. "They are going to stay viable," she says.

Inocencio does not have a listed telephone number in Rhode Island and she could not be immediately reached for comment I left a telephone message at Inocencio's home this afternoon and will update if she gets back to me. 

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UPDATE: A source tells N4N that Miriam Inocencio, PPRI's longtime CEO, has resigned.

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Developing . . .

A call regarding a leadership change at Planned Parenthood of Rhode Island has been referred to the administrative headquarters of Planned Parenthood's Connecticut organization in New Haven.

I'll post more as it becomes available.

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