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Director of Development & Communications

Holly Leppanen

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Holly Leppanen
Holly Leppanen

Meet Holly

Director of Development & Communications
Hello! I'm Holly and I'm Director of Development and Communications. What I love most about working at the Annex is the creativity, care, and dedication Annex staff show every day. When I'm not working I love spending time with family and friends, getting outdoors, and cooking.

AAC & HPV

We’ve recently partnered with American Cancer Society to tackle the statewide problem of low vaccination rates for HPV, or human papillomavirus. HPV infections are extremely common and can cause certain cancers, such as cervical cancer. HPV is also linked to particular mouth and throat cancers. Unfortunately, these cancers have been on the rise in the state of… Read more

Annex Advisory Council (AAC) Advocacy

Members of the Annex Advisory Council have done some important advocacy work at the capitol this year! They attended AIDS Action Day in January, where they gave a speech and had a meeting with Representative Ryan Winkler to discuss comprehensive sexuality education, conversion therapy ban, HIV prevention & PrEP. In March, they participated in Outfront’s… Read more

Get PrEP at the Annex!

PrEP stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, which is basically a way to protect people who don’t have HIV from getting HIV. Right now, there is one medication that is approved for PrEP, called Truvada. By taking one pill a day, Truvada is very effective at reducing the risk of getting HIV through sex. It’s important to… Read more

Comprehensive Sex Ed in U.S. Schools: A brief history

Sex education in public schools has a long, arduous history in the United States. Beginning in 1912, public schools used handouts and pamphlets to educate their students on reproduction and pregnancy. Much of the information was vague and extremely limited in it comprehensiveness. That is, until the 1950s, when the American Medical Association (AMA) in… Read more

Erin poses for a photo in a classroom.

Welcome, Erin!

The Annex is excited to welcome our new Director of Clinical Operations and Services, Erin Wilkins! Erin comes with a wealth of experience and passion for sexual health, and we are thrilled to have her on our team. Here’s a little more about her! Erin’s Background I got my start in sexual health during high… Read more

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