Chief Operating Officer
Leah Hungerford serves as the Chief Operating Officer at The Network: Advocating Against Domestic Violence.
Leah has over 18 years of non-profit experience; for the past decade, she has been working exclusively with organizations supporting survivors of gender-based violence, including Resilience, a Network member agency, where she was Director of Finance and Administration for nine years. Before joining Resilience, Leah was the Finance and Administrative Coordinator at Victim Rights Law Center in Boston, MA. While at VRLC and Resilience, Leah met many survivors, advocates, and allies dedicated to the fight to end domestic and sexual violence; she is thrilled to continue her involvement and activism at The Network.
Leah has completed 40 hours of training in both Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention and Domestic Violence. Attending these trainings has enabled her to not only provide support and options for survivors of gender-based violence, but also the ability to engage in constructive dialogue around an issue she was already passionate about. While her capacity is not in direct service, she is committed to ensuring survivors of interpersonal violence are believed and supported.
Leah holds a Master of Music Degree in Voice from the University of South Carolina, and a Graduate Diploma in Voice from the New England Conservatory, where she was also an adjunct member of the voice faculty. Leah is currently a member of Forte Chicago, a troupe of directors, puppeteers, designers, and classically-trained musicians that explores the place of the modern female in the world of classical music.