Cynthia Carey-Grant assumed the Executive Director position at Women Organized to Respond to Life-threatening Disease (WORLD) on June 1, 2009. She returns to the arena of women’s health advocacy after working for several years in the philanthropic sector. Cynthia brings over 25 years of women’s health leadership and advocacy experience to her new role.

Prior to this appointment, Ms. Carey-Grant served in leadership roles in several prominent women’s health organizations. Among these were Planned Parenthood Federation of America as Western Regional Field Manager in the Public Policy Division where she was responsible for the management of PPFA public affairs assistance through the implementation of strategies at the local level and as it relates to the development of affiliate and state office public affairs work. Cynthia served as Project Manager for Women’s Health with The Permanente Medical Group where she worked to advance women’s health within Kaiser Permanente. The Women’s Health –KP initiative received national recognition for leadership in improving health service to women in northern California.