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Laura is a nonprofit management and leadership professional with twelve years of experience in program management, fund development, strategic planning, human resources, operations management and staff and volunteer recruitment. Laura holds a degree in Communication Studies from Virginia Tech and a Masters of Public Administration from Suffolk University. She began her role as Executive Director at United Way in January 2014. Prior to United Way, she served as the development and strategy consultant for Harrisonburg's RISE Faith Community. Laura spent the first seven years of her career serving in Boston, first as an AmeriCorps member working in the Boston Public Schools, and then in various roles at both City Year Boston and Big Sister Association of Greater Boston. She is passionate about collaborative change and the leadership potential of every nonprofit staff member in our community. Laura also serves on the Friendly City Food Co-op Board of Directors and enjoys spending time with her husband Brent, a fellow community change-agent, and daughter Lucy.
Not picture is our very diligent finance associate, Marsha Fuller. Marsha processes all campaign funds and can address issues related to billing and the financial status of your workplace campaign.
Leigh-Anne has been with us since August 2012. She loves to hear success stories from our agency and business partners and then shout from the rooftops all the ways we'e working together to LIVE UNITED. She also recognizes and supports our Skyline Society donors.
Elizabeth joined us in July, 2014. Coordinator of more than 150 workplace campaigns, she can provide you with campaign materials, make United Way presentations, and offer resources to help ensure a successful campaign.