Ed. Note: The below comes from our friends at the Office of the President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
I am delighted to announce that Mini Timmaraju will be joining PPFA as the new Director of the Office of the President, effective January 17, 2012.
Mini brings to this new role the wonderful combination of federation knowledge from her three plus years at Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, as well as relevant external experience in advocacy, policy, and communications. As Director of the Office of the President, Mini will partner with me and the PPFA executive team to facilitate fast-moving projects and teams with the highest-level view of the strategic direction of Planned Parenthood.
Since 2008, Mini has served as the Vice President for Public Affairs and Government Relations for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast as well as the Political Director of the Planned Parenthood of Houston and Southeast Texas Action Fund. Prior to Planned Parenthood, Mini was the District Director for Congressman Nick Lampson (D-TX) where she had oversight for constituent services, field outreach, communications and policy. From 2003-2005, Mini also served as the Executive Director of the New Hampshire Senate Democratic Caucus where she successfully executed a political and fundraising program to re-elect 4 incumbent senators as well as pick up 4 additional seats for the Senate Democratic Caucus.
Mini’s career has also focused on ethnic outreach, minority voter turnout, and Asian-American community-building. As a principal with Outreach Strategies, she worked with local and national media, as well as community organizations, to increase minority voter turnout in key county and state races that provided her client organizations and candidates with winning margins. Mini’s commitment to this work also led her to serve as Legislative/Political Director of the Texas Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, as well as the Americans for a Fair Chance Project with the Leadership Conference for Civil Rights, the Gulf Coast Legal Foundation, and Texas Rural Legal Aid.
Mini received her law degree from the University of Houston and her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley. She remains involved with numerous non-profit, advocacy and volunteer organizations.