Laureen O’Hara

Vice President of Business Development

As a development and marketing professional who is continually inspired and driven by a profound regard for equity, social justice, and the importance of strategic partnerships within this space, Laureen O’Hara Abeyta works with The Los Angeles Urban League to support its transformational and generational change-making programs and services for young adults, families, and communities.

With over 15 years experience within nonprofit organizations and boundless enthusiasm for the work, she has engaged with individuals, institutions, foundations, and legislative partners to sustain the successful programming and operations of nonprofit organizations while creating meaningful impact for all. Her leadership experience includes working with Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, Special Olympics of Southern California, YWCA Greater Los Angeles, Peace Over Violence, Wellnest, and Conga Kids.

Ever inquisitive, she recently completed certificate programs in both Planned Giving from UC Davis and Leadership for an Increasingly Diverse World from The Mendoza College of Business at University of Notre Dame. She graduated from UC Irvine with two degrees, Politics & Society and Art History, and is a member of Golden Key International Honour Society and Pi Sigma Alpha. While living in Japan and San Francisco, she graduated from Golden Gate University with a MA in Arts Administration, a nonprofit management degree, and worked at Showa University of Music, SFMOMA, and the SF Arts Commission Gallery. She also has received certificates from the Smithsonian’s Center for Latino Initiatives, the California Lawyers for the Arts in Mediation, and Right to Be’s Bystander Intervention Conflict De-Escalation Training.

While her love of the outdoors has led to increased hiking and camping in the last two years, her most special moments are spent with family; as a doting godmother and Auntie, Laureen remains deeply committed to empowering people and her community.