About Us

Mission Statement

Planned Parenthood/Orange and San Bernardino Counties provides confidential, affordable, high-quality health care. We protect and promote the fundamental right of all individuals to make their own personal health decisions. We provide comprehensive health education and information, which enables individuals to make responsible and informed choices.

History – 50 Years of Service…

Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties was founded on April 16, 1965 by a group of local citizens who saw a need for reliable health services in their community.

In the last 50 years, we have expanded to nine health centers across two counties, been recognized as one of the most trusted brands in Orange County, and have won numerous awards for our outstanding health programs. But one thing has always remained the same — you, our supporters, are among our most valuable assets. We firmly believe as a supporter, you are the foundation for the work we do. We would not be able to do this without you. In 1969, this organization served 769 patients. Last year we saw over 111,000 patients. You made this possible.

Our Services

Annual well-woman checkups (Pap tests, pelvic exams, cervical and breast cancer screening)
Male exams
Birth control
Confidential HIV/AIDS testing
Emergency contraception
Pregnancy testing
Abortion care
STD testing and treatment
HPV vaccines



Guidestar Ranking
We have a Silver Participant ranking by Guidestar.

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Charity Navigator Ranking

We have a 4 out of 4 star ranking on Charity Navigator.


Our Board of Directors
Jane Hanauer
Board Chair

Michele Goodwin
Board Secretary

Susan Pickle
Board Treasurer

Board Members
Tara O. Balfour
Rabbi Hillel Cohn
Mary McDonald
Debi D. Lambert
Dianne Landeros
Patricia O’Brien
Thomas Ruiz, M.D.
Beverly Sansone, M.D.
Kathy Vrabeck
Nancy Ruth White
Jene Witte

Committee Chairs
Susan Pickle
Chair of Finance Committee

Bill Wood
Chair of Nominating & Board Development Committee

Nancy Kriz
Chair of Audit & Compliance Committee

Jane Egly
Chair of Development Committee

Our Executive Team
Jon Dunn, MSW, MBA

Betha Schnelle, MPH

Jen Russo, MD, MPH
Medical Director

Robert Armenta, Jr., MPA
Vice President of Public Affairs

Kerry Ayazi, JD, CPHRM
General Counsel/Vice President of Compliance and Risk

Kristin Candy, MS
Vice President of Human Resources

Nichole Ramirez, MA
Vice President of Marketing Communications

Lauren Rayner, MBA
Vice President of Development

Irene Salazar, MSLM
Vice President of Community Education and Outreach

Ruchi Sukhija, MS, HCEMBA
Vice President of Information Technology