President & CEO
Brittany Fonteno joined the National Abortion Federation (NAF) in September 2023 as President and CEO. Brittany is a seasoned strategist, advocate, and trainer with over 15 years of experience in the movement for sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice. She has demonstrated expertise in health care, advocacy, communications, organizational strategy and operations, fundraising, and coalition building. Her work focuses on achieving health and racial equity for all people by bringing the most marginalized communities to the center of sexual and reproductive health care.
Brittany previously served as the President & CEO of Planned Parenthood Arizona—the state’s largest provider of sexual and reproductive health care, education, and advocacy—and Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona—PPAZ’s political and advocacy arm. She led the organization during one of the most perilous times for reproductive freedom, as the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and dismantled the federal right to abortion. Under Brittany’s leadership, PPAZ and PPAA fought back against a total abortion ban by executing a multi-pronged strategy across legal, electoral, education, and communication to secure the legal right to abortion through 15 weeks of pregnancy. Additionally, the affiliate launched several new services, including expanded abortion care, a clinical research program, vasectomies, gender-affirming care, doula support, and increased family planning services. She was part of the Planned Parenthood Federation team since 2014, previously serving as the Chief External Affairs Officer of Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, where she spearheaded the affiliate’s integrated external affairs strategy and led the policy, advocacy, organizing, education, communications, and brand marketing teams. Prior to that, she held positions at Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice.
Brittany has also served on the board of directors for Young People in Recovery and the New York Abortion Access Fund. She possesses a bachelor’s degree from American University and a master’s degree from Georgetown University.
Outside of work, Brittany enjoys teaching Zumba, practicing yoga, and dancing salsa. She loves traveling and learning about different cultures, exploring the arts, and spending time with family and friends.