Amy Wood

Executive Director

I was hired as the executive director for LARA in November of 2019, but my journey with the nonprofit sector began in 2007 at United Way. I began learning and believing in the mission of LARA of assisting others to make productive, ongoing improvements in their lives through education and life skill training, and I knew I wanted to be involved.

Like many of our students, late in life, I returned to education myself and received my BA in Adult and Career Education with a minor in Human Resource Development. It was there that I found my professional career and education has led me to do all the things I love; networking, leadership, empowerment, diversity, and training needed to lead and grow this amazing organization.