Pathfinder Mourns Loss of Cory L. Richards, Guttmacher Institute Leader
Pathfinder International expresses our heartfelt condolences to the staff, Board members, and supporters of the Guttmacher Institute for the devastating loss of Cory L. Richards to pancreatic cancer on April 4th. We also send our thoughts to his family, friends, and the colleagues with whom he worked around the world.
“Cory was a life-long advocate for public health, with an unflagging commitment to Guttmacher’s mission for over 40 years,” Purnima Mane, President of Pathfinder said. “We will all miss his incredible passion and strong voice for global health.”
Most recently, Cory was the Executive Vice President and Vice President for Public Policy at Guttmacher. For more on Cory’s inspiring career as well as ways to honor him, please visit http://www.guttmacher.org/Cory-L-Richards.html.
Please contact Kate Stookey, Director of Public Affairs, at 617-972-1231 or email@example.com
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