September 29, 2021
From KBFPC’s Board President
Dear Extended KBFPC & REC Room Family,
I’m Amy Woodruff, the Board President of Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic. I last wrote to you in April, as we prepared to search for the next leader of this organization that is so dear to my heart. After a nationwide search, all of us on the Board of Directors were delighted to discover that the most qualified candidate is already a well-respected member of our community. We are so excited to introduce you to our new Chief Executive Officer, Claudia Haines.
Claudia comes to us from a long career supporting young people and their families in Homer. As the Youth Services Librarian at the Homer Public Library for more than ten years, Claudia created innovative no-cost learning opportunities for Homer youth and led an effort to ensure that the library become an inclusive space for all families in the greater Homer area. Claudia also coordinated the $7.2 million capital campaign for the Friends of the Homer Public Library, connecting hundreds of volunteers and donors with the mission to expand and strengthen an essential community space.
“I believe in the power of relationships,” writes Claudia. “I thrive in a collaborative, creative environment, and look forward to working with the KBFPC team and our neighbors in the Southern Kenai Peninsula region to re-envision how we support the health and well-being of youth and adults in our communities.”
We are grateful to have such a thoughtful and creative leader heading our team as KBFPC moves into the next chapter of its story. We continue to strengthen the connections between our R.E.C. Room youth programming and clinical services, and this year the Clinic has embarked on an ambitious expansion of services, offering high-quality reproductive health services 5 days a week, Monday through Friday, to all Alaskans regardless of income.
We thank all of you for your support over the years, and we can’t wait for you all to meet Claudia.