Cluster Assembly, Saturday, November 12, 2022, keynote speaker will be Ms Sydney Etheredge

We are very pleased and honored to announce that the Keynote Speaker for our Saturday, November 12 Cluster Assembly will be Ms. Sydney Etheredge, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Western PA! She will deliver an insightful address on the theme of "Reproductive Rights and Justice." This topic and speaker could not be more timely in light of the Supreme Court decision this past Spring, the coming election and many other factors. She is a very well-spoken and highly regarded leader in our community, and we are thrilled that she has agreed to join us. . . . Event registration will open in mid-September, and the event will be available in-person (preferred) at First Unitarian Church in Shadyside (Pittsburgh, PA) and via streaming.
There will also be a panel discussion, a business meeting, special UUA announcement, morning worship service, and more. Watch this space for further details, and spread the word!

Sydney brings a passion for reproductive health and is committed to the elimination of health disparities for under-
served and underrepresented populations. She comes to Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania (PPWP) from Medicines 360, a nonprofit pharmaceutical company with a mission to remove cost as a barrier to health by developing and providing affordable women’s health products.

Prior to that, Sydney worked for Planned Parenthood Federation of America for nearly ten years, serving as Director of the Health Care Investment Program where she provided guidance on ways to further embed women’s health in system transformation efforts, focusing specifically on value-based payment, telehealth, and health equity.

Sydney holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master’s degree in Public Health and Health Policy from the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services.