Former Board Chair of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Entrepreneur
New York City, New York
Jill Lafer has been a leader in the women’s reproductive rights and health movement for over 30 years. Jill is the former board chair of Planned Parenthood (PP) Federation of America (2015-2017) and currently serves on the PP Action Fund Board, the PP Global Advisory Board, and on the PP Political Action Committee (PAC).
She also serves as former Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s appointee (re-appointed by Mayor DeBlasio) to the Central Park Conservancy Board and chairs the Conservancy’s Government Relations committee.
Previously, Jill served as board chair of NARAL Pro-Choice New York and was a board member of the National Institute for Reproductive Health. She was the treasurer of New York State Senator Liz Krueger’s PAC, the No Bad Apples PAC and partnered with Senator Krueger to elect pro-choice democrats to the New York State Senate. Jill has served on other not-for-profit boards including the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, Guild Hall in East Hampton and the New York City Opera.
Jill’s background is in the business sector. After earning her BS from NYU Stern School of Business, she was an auditor for Arthur Young and Company. She worked in strategic planning for Citibank and then co-founded a consumer licensing business (1994), Hoffman/Lafer (HL) Assoc. L.L.C. HL has been responsible for licensing agreements for numerous consumer goods companies including Bulova Watch Corp., Woolrich, Jessica McClintock, Lionel Trains, Pillowtex, Nicole Miller, and Cynthia Rowley.
Jill is married to Barry Lafer and has three children and a granddaughter. Other interests include skiing, hiking, running, travel and the performing arts.
Partner: Barry Lafer