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EXODUS Komen Chair Steps Down Rogelio V. Solis / AP Photo

Komen Chair Steps Down

The chairman of the Susan G. Komen foundation is stepping down following the departures of several other high-ranking executives within the charity. Harvard University surgeon LaSalle D. Leffall Jr., 81, is leaving to focus on his duties as provost of Harvard, a Komen spokeswoman told The Washington Post, though Leffall declined to comment. Leffal's decision comes three days after the CEO of Komen's powerhouse New York City affiliate resigned, a sign of further fallout within the charity in the wake of its decision to defund—and then refund—Planned Parenthood. Other departures include three officials from Komen's Dallas headquarters, as well as CEOs of affiliate groups.

March 23, 2012 10:26 AM