Christie Gillespie: President & CEO
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Public policy expert Christie L. Gillespie has been appointed as President & CEO at Planned Parenthood of Indiana & Kentucky (PPINK).
During her 25-year career, Gillespie has been committed to community development, human services delivery and government relations, and has been a passionate supporter of Planned Parenthood. A long-time Indianapolis resident, she is well known throughout the Indiana philanthropic community for her visionary leadership in addressing issues impacting Indiana’s communities and most vulnerable residents.
Most recently, Gillespie served at United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI) as Vice President of Community Impact and previously as Director of Agency Services. She oversaw a $60 million budget and led a 30-member team in developing and implementing policies and practices that guided UWCI’s relations with 91 certified funded agencies. During her tenure, she managed an annual community investment portfolio of over $50 million from private, foundational, philanthropic, and public funding sources that were distributed in the community.
Prior to UWCI, Gillespie was Executive Director of the Indiana Association for Community Economic Development (IACED) where she developed an aggressive public policy agenda and led a turnaround that resulted in positive cash flow and a vastly improved balance sheet through increased support from funders and IACED members. Earlier in her career, she served as Executive Director of the Community Alliance of the Far Eastside, a grassroots social service organization and community development corporation in Indianapolis.
Gillespie holds a Bachelors in Political Science from Purdue University and a Masters of Public Administration from Indiana University-Indianapolis.
Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky (PPINK) provides high-quality health care to over 51,000 men and women each year at its health centers across two states. Centers are staffed by skilled clinicians and highly trained health care professionals. 93% of services are preventive in nature and include Pap tests, breast and testicular cancer screenings, birth control, STD testing and treatment, and annual wellness exams. Through the Sara and Albert Reuben Partners in Health Education initiative, PPINK also provides sexuality and reproductive health education programs, equipping people to make responsible decisions so that families thrive in Indiana and Kentucky.