We are happy to introduce our new Interim Executive Director, Barbara Laur.
has extensive experience acting as Interim Executive Director/Interim CEO at a wide variety of organizations over the last 10 years.
In fact, she
has previously filled this role for Ayuda
started with us last week.
Barbara Laur has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 25 years.
leadership positions with a mix of local and national organizations has built her
expertise in a variety of areas - board development, fundraising, strategic planning, personnel, financial management, volunteer cultivation -- critical to nonprofit excellence.
Barbara started her career as a program director and later assistant director at the Lincoln, Nebraska YWCA.
She later served on the senior staff of the National Toxics Campaign Fund, and as Executive Director of the Des Moines, Iowa Young Women's Resource Center and Florence Crittenton Services of Greater Washington located in Silver Spring.
In 2004, she
embarked on a career as an interim executive, mostly with local nonprofits in the Washington, DC area.
Since then, she
has held 12 interim positions.
grew up on a family farm in northwest Missouri.
has lived and worked in a variety small to medium sized towns, as well as in urban areas.
Prior to entering the nonprofit arena, Ms. Laur was a public school vocal music teacher for seven years.
commitment to issues affecting girls and women has been expressed both through her
work and grassroots volunteer activities.