Dan Pellegrom, M.Div. – Director

Dan’s career in reproductive health spanned more than four decades, including Presidencies of three different organizations, and concluding with a 26 year tenure as President and CEO of Pathfinder International.  Prior to Pathfinder, Dan was Executive Director of Memphis Planned Parenthood from 1971 to 1975.  Soon after the Roe v. Wade decision, it became the first Planned Parenthood in the South to add abortion services.  From 1975 to 1985 he was Executive Director of the state-wide Planned Parenthood affiliate in Maryland, an early provider of abortion services. Dan has served on various Boards of Directors including the Guttmacher Institute, Planned Parenthood League of MA, World Neighbors, and is a past Board Chair of both the Brush Foundation and InterAction, the largest coalition of U.S.-based humanitarian organizations working abroad. He continues to serve on the Brush Foundation Board and currently serves on the 501-c-4 Board of the MA Planned Parenthood affiliate.  He has written op-ed pieces for the Boston Globe, the Baltimore Sun, and the New York Times as well as provided testimony at Congressional hearings and other public forums.  In 1968 Dan was the President of the Student Council at Columbia University and provided days of testimony to the Fact-Finding Commission headed by Archibald Cox, after the student-led revolt at the University.  He has recently been added to the Board of Directors of Management Sciences for Health (MSH) and serves as a Senior Advisor in Global Health Policy at A.D.S. Ventures in Boston.

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