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ST. LOUIS (KSDK) – Long-time president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis and Southwest Missouri region Paula Gianino will step down soon, according to a press release from the organization.

Ginanino will step down in January of 2015 after 25 years of service. She became president and CEO in 1990.

Retirement plans for Giananino will take place throughout 2014, according to a company press release.

For her service to the organization, the "Paula M.Gianino Endowment Fund," has been established to ensure that Planned Parenthood of St. Louis and Southwest Missouri continues to have a nurse practitioner and physician work force to face3 the demands for health care professionals.

The organization has not released any information about a search for her replacement.