Planned Parenthood of North Texas

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Planned Parenthood of North Texas was the North Texas affiliate of Planned Parenthood. It operated in Dallas since 1935 and in Fort Worth since 1938.[1] On September 1, 2012, Planned Parenthood of the Texas Capital Region, Planned Parenthood of North Texas and Planned Parenthood of Central Texas merged into one affiliate with the name Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas.



As at Jan. 5, 2012, the following worked for PPNT:

The following names are all from the same source:[35]

  • Monique Serrano, FPA
  • Melissa Wright, Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (August 2010 to July 2011)
  • Brenda Quiroz (June 2004 to November 2010)
  • Emily Karolina Villalobos, family planning assistant (March 2011 - present)
  • Keshona Dobbins Taylor
  • Kelly McKinnon
  • Shomonda Jones
  • Veronica Delara, FPA (May 2010 - present)
  • Dianna Offutt, Director of Communications and Marketing
  • Stacy Chandler, (May 2009 to December 2009)
  • Cory Timmons Wornell, FPA assistant (March 2005 to May 2008)
  • Terrica Hawkins, Phlebotomist/Medical Assistant (September 2008 to present)
  • Anna Heerwald Catron, Nurse/Midwife
  • Sue Paris
  • Melany Helinski, Area Manager (January 2007 to present)
  • Julie Hornell
  • Cynthia McAlister, Community Educator (August 1995 to December 2001)
  • Ricardo Holder

Board of Directors

1999 - 2000

The following served on the board:[36]

  • Marguerite Steed Hoffman, Chair
  • Cecilia Guthrie Boone
  • Debbie D. Branson
  • Carole S. Cohen
  • Regen Horchow Fearon
  • Rev. Ray Flachmeier
  • Lawrence D. Ginsburg
  • Milton J. Greene
  • Bryant M. Hanley, Jr.
  • Mary Pat Higgins
  • Susan J. Hubbard, M.D.
  • Frieda Hudspeth
  • Liza Lee
  • James C. McClure
  • Janie S. McGarr
  • J. Kenneth Menges, Jr.
  • Sherry L. Mercer
  • Abbie M. Meyering, Ph.D.
  • David Scott Miller, M.D.
  • Mary E. Nagler
  • Cecilia Stubbs Norwood
  • Linda M. Owen
  • Rev. Dr. Sheron C. Patterson, D.Min.
  • Jane N. Saginaw
  • Theodore J. Samuel
  • Cindy Schwartz
  • Charles C. Sprague, M.D.
  • Alinda H. Wikert

2010 - 2011

The following served on the Board:[37]

  • Lisa Kraus, 2010 Chair
  • Leslie MacLean, Chair-Elect
  • Naomi Aberly
  • Tori Adams
  • Claude C. Albritton, III
  • Louise Appleman
  • Angeline L. Bain
  • Pam Beckert
  • Laura E. Bird
  • Cecilia Guthrie Boone
  • Lael A. Brodsky
  • Lezlie D. Culver
  • Lauren Embrey
  • Dr. B. Henry Estess, Jr.
  • Lois G. Finkelman
  • Mary Anne Fyfe
  • Carmen Gross
  • John B. Gunn, Jr.
  • The Rt. Rev. Sam B. Hulsey
  • Debra Hunter Johnson
  • Rev. Dr. Daniel Chesney Kanter
  • Katie Fikes Lavie
  • Fay Lidji
  • Frances Lyle
  • Anthony Marshall
  • Janie S. McGarr
  • Suzanne McGee
  • Erin S. McKool
  • Jolie Newman
  • Elizabeth Ray
  • Eric Reeves
  • Lizzie Routman
  • Michele Valdez
  • Sue Wagley
  • Amy Abboud Ware
  • Alinda Wikert
  • Paul D. Williams
  • Sharon Young

Advisory Council

1999 - 2000

The following served on the council:[36]

  • Kenneth Altshuler, M.D.
  • Ruth Altshuler
  • Nancy Brinker
  • Michael S. Brown, M.D.
  • Trammell S. Crow
  • Lee Fikes
  • Catalina E. Garcia, M.D.
  • Wallace L. Hall
  • Annette Bailey Hamilton
  • Bill Hamilton
  • Nancy B. Hamon
  • Betty Jo Hay
  • Jess Hay
  • Margaret Hunt Hill
  • Carolyn Horchow
  • Roger Horchow
  • Cong. Eddie Bernice Johnson
  • Wright L. Lassiter, Jr., Ed.D.
  • Joy S. Mankoff
  • Ronald M. Mankoff
  • Stanley Marcus
  • Sharon McCutchin
  • Mrs. Eugene McDermott
  • Raymond D. Nasher
  • Margot B. Perot
  • Louise Raggio
  • Deedie Rose
  • Rusty Rose
  • Virginia Whitehill
  • James T. Roderick, President
  • Kathryn Allen, VP for Public Affairs
  • Lynn R. Marrable, VP for Patient Services
  • Sherry L. Turner, VP for Community Development

2010 - 2011

The following served on the council:[37]

  • Ruth Altshuler and Kenneth Altshuler, M.D.
  • Garrett Boone
  • The Hon. Nancy Brinker
  • Trammell S. Crow
  • Amy Faulconer
  • Jane Ferguson and Bob Ferguson
  • Amy Fikes and Lee Fikes
  • Catalina E. Garcia, M. D.
  • Nancy B. Hamon
  • Jess Hay
  • Marguerite Steed Hoffman
  • Roger Horchow
  • The Hon. Eddie Bernice Johnson
  • Christina Ann Jonsson
  • Wright L. Lassiter, Jr., Ed.D.
  • Joy Mankoff and Ronald Mankoff
  • Eugene McDermott
  • Margot B. Perot
  • Betty S. Regard
  • Deedie Rose and Rusty Rose
  • Rosalyn G. Rosenthal
  • Alayne W. Sprague
  • Virginia Whitehill
  • Ken Lambrecht, President & CEO


1999 - 2000 Editors

The following were editors of PPNT's newsletter during this period:[36]

  • Sherry L. Turner, Vice President for Community Development
  • Pat Lysell, Assistant to the President for Community Development
  • Molly Fiden, Public Affairs Coordinator
  • Barbara Ann Roy, Management Information Systems Coordinator

Capital Campaign

PPNT's Capital Campaign is led by Campaign Chair Naomi Aberly, Dallas Co-Chairs Rebecca Bruder and Sally Dunning, and Fort Worth Co-Chairs Dr. Becky Beasley and Margaret DeMoss[37] As at April 3, Lindsay Lane was listed as a contactperson for the campaign.[38]

Associated Clinics

Political Action Committee

Click here for the page on PPNT's PAC.

Clergy for Responsible Choices

Circa May 1999, PPNT sponsored a meeting with the goal of enlisting "local religious authorities in presenting open-minded and deep-seated data about birth control, abortion and other subjects related to human sexuality." The speaker at the event was James L. Demus III, pastor of the Park Manor Christian Church in Chicago.

At this meeting, Michael Comini, Executive Director of Planned Parenthood's Tarrant County Office stated that they were establishing a group called "Clergy for Responsible Choices", a forum for faith leaders to discuss birth control and other subjects related to human sexuality.

Demus said pastors, priests and rabbis who present artificial contraception and abortion as choices for individuals will face much opposition from anti-abortion conservative Christian leaders, "This is dangerous work," he said, referring to the violence that has sometimes erupted at abortion clinics. "But it's worth it."[39]

There is very little information available on this group, which appears to now be defunct. The following were possibly members of the group:

  • David Sammons, Chair[40]
  • Dianne Duke[41]


Teen Savvy ‘99

The Teen Savvy Adult Symposium was held on November 12, 1999. Over 100 educators, social workers and other adults who work with adolescents attended. Michael Gurian, family therapist and best selling author, presented, “The Good Son: Shaping the Moral Development of Our Boys and Young Men.” The Symposium was sponsored in part by Planned Parenthood of Dallas and Northeast Texas’ Mankoff Educational Endowment and was presented in collaboration with the following organizations:[36]

  • African American Men of Peace
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas
  • Casa Shelter, YMCA
  • C.I.T.Y. House
  • Community Outreach Primary Care - Parkland Hospital
  • Dallas Can! Academy
  • Dallas Housing Authority
  • Dallas Public Libraries
  • Dallas Urban League
  • DISD New Futures Program
  • Girls Incorporated of Metropolitan Dallas
  • Juliette Fowler Homes
  • Letot
  • Lone Star Council of Camp Fire Boys and Girls
  • Mental Health Association of Dallas
  • Promise House
  • Trinity River Mission
  • West Dallas Community Centers
  • YWCA – Y-Teens of Metropolitan Dallas

2010 Fort Worth Annual Luncheon

The 2010 Annual Luncheon was held on February 3rd at the Fort Worth Omni Hotel. Former New Jersey Governor and President of Whitman Strategy Group Christine Todd Whitman spoke to more than 500 guests who were welcomed by Luncheon Co-Chairs Amy Jacobs, Martha Fry and Debbie Norris, along with their committee.[37]

Rock Your Body Politic: Freedom of Choice Forever

Planned Parenthood hosted the “Rock Your Body Politic: Freedom of Choice Forever” concert to commemorate the 37th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. The concert was held at the downtown music venue The Palladium, in an upstairs performance hall that drew a crowd of more than 150 people—many of whom had not been known as supporters of Planned Parenthood. The occasion brought in local bands Happy Bullets, Young and Brave, Giggle Party and Girl in a Coma.[37]

Board Education Session

The Public Policy and Governmental Relations Committee hosted a Board education session on April 12 featuring Destiny Lopez, Director of Latino Engagement for Planned Parenthood Federation of America.[37]

Training Institute For Improved Health

The Training Institute for Improved Health (founded in 2003) provides professional training workshops. Participants register online at the Planned Parenthood website and continuing education units (CEUs) are provided for social workers, counselors and nurses. Planned Parenthood partnered with the Austin-based Center for Health Training for co-sponsorship of all TIIH workshops. TIIH held the following workshops in 2010:[37]

  • January: Melissa Keyes DiGioia, “Streetwise to Sex-Wise: Sex Education for High-Risk Youth”
  • February: Dr. Susan Sugerman, “Parents as Sexuality Educators”
  • February: Dr. Rita Cotterly, “Sexual and Spiritual”
  • April: Evelyn Ting, “Birth Control Updates”
  • April: Liz Wolf, “Sexually Transmitted Infections Update”
  • October: Mandy Golman, “Body Image, Weight-related Issues and Eating Concerns among Today’s Youth: Where Are We Now… Where Can We Go?”
  • November: Ivan Juzang, “Urban Youth: How Can We Engage Them in Healthy Sexuality?”



In 2001, PPNT received $7,914,482 in fees, $4,494,777 in government grants, and $903,754 in contributions. They spent $10,640,357 on healthcare, $1,351,912 on management/general, and $612,394 on education/outreach.[42]


In 2010 PPNT received $11,127,851 in private pay and $9,036,086 in Government funding. Total revenue for 2010 was $27,029,634 while total expenditures for the year were $23,395,208.[37]


1999 - 2000

Special Gifts

The following special gifts were made in 1999:[36][43]

In memory of:

  • Lucy Cohen by Susan D. Cuellar
  • Howard Clark by Dorothy Kiessler and C. A. Kiessler
  • Dr. Benedict Kimmelman by Ruth E. Lax
  • Dr. Luis Leib by Rebecca Bruder and Ken Bruder
  • Pat McKee by her husband, Sherwood McKee
  • Ida Casey, R.N. by Cinda Fluke
  • Lucy Ruggler Core by Sally Wiley and James Wiley
  • Tasha Linquist by Mr. and Mrs. Silas Markeson

In tribute to:

  • William L. Keller by Jan Sanders and Barefoot Sanders
  • Toni Weakley by Margaret Ginatta
  • The anniversary of Genie Fritz and Ned Fritz by Julie Lowenberg and Michael Lowenberg
  • Mary Byrne Callahan by Pamala A. Nelson
  • The Fiftieth wedding anniversary of Lyra Daniels and Ed Daniels by Barbara Greene and Bill Greene
  • Regen Horchow Fearon by Nancy Kasten
  • Linda Fyffe by Clarie and Adolph Streng
  • Patricia Lindley by Mary Pat Higgins and Lance Higgins
  • Barbara Materka by Julie Lowenberg and Michael Lowenberg
  • Mollie Pin by Barbara Glazer Rosenblatt
  • Alinda Wikert by Nancy Brinker

Honoring the birthday of:

  • Carole S. Cohen by Lottye Brodsky and Alan Brodsky
  • Mrs. Milton Greene by Mrs. Miriam M. Sternberg
  • Jennifer Kasten by Deanna Kasten, M.A.

Resource Center

PPNT operates the Sid W. Richardson Learning Resource Center which is located at 301 South Henderson, Fort Worth, Texas 76104.[37]

Contact Details


  1. PPNT: About Us (accessed on April 3, 2012)
  2. LinkedIn: Lindsay Lane (accessed on Jan. 5, 2012)
  3. LinkedIn: Beth Watso (accessed on Aug. 18, 2012)
  4. LinkedIn: Holly Morgan (accessed on Jan. 5, 2012)
  5. LinkedIn: Betty Boyd Meis (accessed on Jan. 5, 2012)
  6. LinkedIn: Melissa Ogden (accessed on Jan. 5, 2012)
  7. LinkedIn: Jackie Bzostek (accessed on Jan. 5, 2012)
  8. LinkedIn: Nicole Yang (accessed on Jan. 5, 2012)
  9. LinkedIn: Robert Butler (accessed on Jan. 5, 2012)
  10. LinkedIn: Deborah Opdahl (accessed on Jan. 5, 2012)
  11. LinkedIn: Julie Nelson (accessed on Jan. 5, 2012)
  12. LinkedIn: Lisa Ray (accessed on Jan. 5, 2012)
  13. LinkedIn: Laurie Burke (accessed on Jan. 5, 2012)
  14. LinkedIn: Elizabeth Cardwell (accessed on Jan. 5, 2012)
  15. LinkedIn: Chris Culak (accessed on Jan. 5, 2012)
  16. LinkedIn: Jan Andrews (accessed on Jan. 5, 2012)
  17. LinkedIn: Kristy Soley (accessed on Jan. 5, 2012)
  18. LinkedIn: Genevieve Petersen (accessed on Jan. 5, 2012)
  19. LinkedIn: Tracie Brewer (accessed on Jan. 5, 2012)
  20. LinkedIn: Kelly Hart (accessed on Jan. 5, 2012)
  21. LinkedIn: Lynn Marrable (accessed on Jan. 5, 2012)
  22. LinkedIn: Jennifer Blackwood (accessed on Jan. 5, 2012)
  23. LinkedIn: Carolyn Waites (accessed on Jan. 5, 2012)
  24. LinkedIn: Leanne Vogelson (accessed on Jan. 5, 2012)
  25. LinkedIn: Mary Kirby (accessed on Jan. 5, 2012)
  26. LinkedIn: Loeffler Sheila (accessed on Jan. 5, 2012)
  27. LinkedIn: Susan Fife (accessed on Jan. 5, 2012)
  28. LinkedIn: Sarah Aberg (accessed on Jan. 5, 2012)
  29. LinkedIn: Suzanne Dillon (accessed on Jan. 5, 2012)
  30. LinkedIn: Patrice Leger (accessed on Jan. 5, 2012)
  31. LinkedIn: Denise Rodriguez (accessed on Jan. 5, 2012)
  32. PPNT: PPNT to Open New Health Center, Feb. 7, 2011 (accessed on Jan. 5, 2012)
  33. LinkedIn: Eric Leuthardt (accessed on Jan. 10, 2011)
  34. 34.0 34.1 Texas Ethics Commission: campaign finance reports filed electronically from July 1, 2000 - July 21, 2011 (accessed on Jan. 12, 2012)
  35. Facebook: Search for People working for PPNT (searched on Jan. 5, 2011)
  36. 36.0 36.1 36.2 36.3 36.4 PPNT Fall 1999 Newsletter Volume 15, Issue 4
  37. 37.0 37.1 37.2 37.3 37.4 37.5 37.6 37.7 37.8 PPNT: Annual Report 2010
  38. PPNT: Planned Parenthood of North Texas Capital Campaign (accessed on April 3, 2012)
  39. Minister Challenges Taboo Approach to Church, Sexuality, Spartanburg Herald-Journal, May 15, 1999 (accessed on Sep. 14, 2012)
  40. Pacific School of Religion: 2006 Distinguished Alumni/ae (accessed on Sep. 14, 2012)
  42. PPNT: PPNT Financials (accessed on July 19, 2002 via WayBack Machine)
  43. PPNT Summer 1999 Newsletter Volume 15, Issue 3
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