The Houston Area Survey on Health, Education, and the Arts (SHEA)

Peter J. Durkin

Peter J. Durkin
Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast

Peter J. Durkin is Chief Executive Officer of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast where he oversees an operating budget of $23.8 million and 230 staff.  Last year Planned Parenthood provided nearly 123,000 client visits including family planning, screening and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases, abortion, vasectomy, cervical dysplasia diagnosis and treatment, pregnancy testing, and HIV testing and counseling.  Planned Parenthood serves clients at 12 health centers throughout Houston, southeast Texas, Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Louisiana.  In addition, Planned Parenthood has a dynamic education department that offers a wide variety of programs at religious institutions and schools.  For additional information, check their web pages at

Peter has completed his 26th year at Planned Parenthood.  Peter began his association with Planned Parenthood as a direct service volunteer at the Rosenberg health center.

A 1969 graduate of Texas A & M University, Peter previously was Director of Youth Services for Harris County Children’s Protective Services, and a supervisor with Harris County Juvenile Probation Department.

Peter is the father of 34-year old twins, Molly and Ryan.