Meet our new Executive Director - Laura Ferguson

Thursday, September 28, 2017

We’re excited to introduce you to the new Executive Director for the Durham YMCAs, Laura Ferguson. As former director Forrest Perry transitions into a new role at the YMCA of the Triangle corporate office, Laura is coming back to the Bull City, in a sense. She was born here in Durham and raised in Raleigh. She attended NC State, where she was a member of the Women’s Soccer Team.

A strong connection to the y

Laura was a part of the Charlotte YMCA team for 18 years, beginning as an intern at the Lake Norman Y. Her roles have included Program Director, Operations Director, and for a majority of her time in Charlotte, she was responsible for overseeing all programs and risk management for the 21 YMCA sites there. She also served as the Executive Director of the Johnston Y.

An aspiring musician

Laura is an avid outdoor adventure seeker and loves live music. She’s learning to play the mandolin, so we’re already planning on a free concert at the Y soon. She enjoys cooking – according to her, almost as she loves to eat, so we’re counting on baked goods too!

Dedicated to the Durham Community

We asked Laura what most excites her about joining the Durham YMCA. “I really believe that Durham is the most unique and interesting city in North Carolina, and I’m thrilled to be back here,” she said. “The team of staff and board members here are incredibly dedicated to supporting the community and making a positive impact, and I cannot wait to get to work with them. I look forward to creating lasting relationships with our members and finding out how we can make their lives even better through the work the Y is doing.”

Join us in welcoming Laura to the Bull City team!