After four years of strong leadership, Aimee Arrambide is stepping down as the executive director of Avow Texas. Current deputy director Emily Martin, who has been at Avow for more than ten years, will serve as interim executive director beginning January 1, 2023.
Aimee started her reproductive health, rights, and justice career at Avow Texas, formerly NARAL Pro-Choice Texas, 16 years ago as a legislative and political intern. She was the public affairs director from 2013-2014 and came full circle when she became the executive director in 2018.
Under Aimee’s leadership, Avow Texas grew by 100%, tripled the number of donors and members, and relaunched its political program. In this past election cycle, the organization launched a first-in-kind abortion advocacy deep canvassing program in Texas.
The leadership team that Aimee assembled during her tenure ensures that the organization is well positioned for the future. The hiring of Caroline Duble as political director, Danielle Ohlemacher as digital director, and Yaneth Flores as public policy director show key, strategic investments in the organization for its long term success.
“It has been the greatest privilege of my career to serve as the executive director of Avow and to work alongside some of the most amazing Texas abortion advocates,“ said Aimee. “I am grateful for and humbled by the trust I was given to realize my vision of an unapologetic abortion advocacy organization imbued with justice values.”
Avow Texas and its board of directors are grateful to Aimee for her leadership in the fight for abortion access, especially during this tumultuous time. Her contributions have positioned Avow for long-term success, and we look forward to building on the current momentum and shifting the landscape of Texas.