Execs Quit Struggling Komen
Planned Parenthood incident hurting breast cancer foundation's fundraising
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 21, 2012 7:11 AM CDT
Katrina McGhee walks the red carpet during the Guess by Marciano and ELLE event benefiting the Susan G. Komen Foundation at the Guess Boutique on February 4, 2010 in New York City.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Two high-level executives at the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation have stepped down for "personal" reasons, as the company struggles to recover from its bout with Planned Parenthood. Dara Richardson-Heron, CEO of the group's New York City affiliate, announced her resignation yesterday, joining executive VP and chief marketing officer Katrina McGhee, who announced her impending resignation privately some weeks ago, the Huffington Post reports.

The group has been struggling to raise money ever since cutting off funding to Planned Parenthood, even though it has since reversed the decision. "Employee morale is in the toilet," one insider told the Huffington Post. Komen founder Nancy Brinker is "in complete meltdown. People want her to resign but she won't."