Date: August 21, 2017, WHEELING, WV– YWCA Wheeling is pleased to announce that Laurie Labishak has joined the leadership staff serving as the Director of Marketing and Development. In this new position, Labishak will oversee the marketing and public relations functions as well as fund raising for the organization.
Labishak formerly served as the Vice President of Marketing and Development for Ohio Valley Health Services & Education, the former parent corporation of OVMC/EORH. Prior to that, she served as the National Membership Director for Second Wind Dreams, an international nonprofit that works to change the perception of aging. Labishak provided programming and volunteer training coast to coast for the organization. In addition, she works with local nonprofits to organize unique fund raising opportunities with her singing group, The Honky Tonk Sweethearts.
“The Board of Directors and I are pleased to have Laurie join our team. Her experience with marketing and fund raising will help take the YWCA Wheeling to new heights.” – Lori Jones, Executive Director of YWCA Wheeling.
“I feel beyond blessed to be joining this stellar team of advocates for our communities,” says Labishak. “I am learning that there is so much more to the mission of the YWCA Wheeling than is known in our area. I look forward to being part of getting that message out and sharing the great work that is done here every single day.”
Living and working in the Ohio Valley area for over 34 years, Labishak resides in Brilliant, Ohio with her husband Michael. They have two grown children, Micah in Lewisburg, WV and Joey in Las Vegas, NV. They recently welcomed their first grandchild, Stella Rain, in July.
“Having a heart for people and the desire to make a difference,” says Labishak, “made my decision to join the YWCA Wheeling team an easy one. There is nothing more rewarding than knowing you had a small part in changing someone’s life for the better.”
The YWCA Wheeling is one of 300 independent associations in the nation and has been a prominent part of the Northern Panhandle since 1906. The YWCA is on a mission to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, and dignity for all. To see more of your local YWCA Programs, visit YWCAWheeling.org.