Ginny Ehrlich, D.Ed, MPH, MS, is the chief executive officer at Power to Decide, the campaign to prevent unplanned pregnancy. Prior to taking the helm at Power to Decide, Ginny directed the childhood obesity prevention portfolio at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and led the Foundation’s efforts to establish a strategic direction for its $500 million investment in ensuring that all children achieve a healthy weight by 2025. Previously, Ginny spent eight years at the Clinton Foundation, where she served as the Founding CEO of the Clinton Health Matters Initiative and the long-time CEO of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. During her tenure at the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Ginny positioned the organization as a national leader on preventing childhood obesity and started the nation’s largest school-based obesity prevention program. Ginny started her career in the classroom as a health and sexuality educator, and has held several state and national leadership positions.
Ginny has dedicated her more than 20-year career to improving the health and wellbeing of children, adolescents, and families. Known for her abilities to build organizational strategic vision and foster partnerships of great purpose across the public, private and nonprofit sectors, Ginny was recognized in 2012 by Health Leaders as one of the nation’s top change agents in the health sector. Ginny has a breadth of experience working with businesses, community organizations, policymakers, schools, and government officials on a wide variety of social welfare issues.
Ginny holds a Doctorate of Education in Education Leadership and a Master of Science in Special Education, both from the University of Oregon; a Master of Public Health from Boston University; and a Bachelor of Arts in Community Health Education from the University of Oregon. She lives in Washington, DC with her partner and dog. She is an avid tennis player, foodie, and word game fanatic. When Ginny is not working, she covets the power to decide if and when to hit a forehand or backhand.