That was in August. Brinker has actually remained CEO since then—that is, until now. The charity has announced that a new CEO, Judith A. Salerno, is taking over. Salerno has been chief operating officer and executive director of the Institute of Medicine, a branch of the National Academy of Sciences.
In its press release announcing the new CEO, Brinker gave Salerno her blessing:
The release didn’t mention Planned Parenthood nor give a reason as to why Brinker is stepping down as CEO.