Leah has been an influential part of the LARS team since 2011, serving as Director of Homeless & Emergency Services until 2012, when she was promoted to the position of Deputy Director. During this time she gained a real understanding of the needs of the Laurel community and a drive to ensure that LARS is meeting those needs.
In May 2015, Leah was appointed by the Board of Directors to the position of Executive Director. Having overseen the daily operation of LARS’ Crisis Center, Leah has the right perspective to bring LARS’ vision to life as the agency develops its strategic plan for the coming year. She has heard the stories and struggles of LARS’ clients, and these first-hand experiences remain at the heart of her leadership.
Leah brings significant experience to her role at LARS, including management of statewide advocacy efforts for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Leah is a 2011 graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore where she received her Master’s in Social Work (MSW) with a concentration in Management and Community Organizing and a specialization in Social Action and Community Development. She is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) in the state of Maryland. Leah and her husband reside in Severna Park with their two small children, and loveable English Bulldog, Rosie.