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WPSR Welcomes New Executive Director

May 22, 2014

The Board of Directors of WPSR is very pleased to welcome its new executive director, Laura Skelton, and to introduce her to our members and to the community. She joined the organization just in time to attend the recent meeting of chapter PSR directors in Iowa.

Laura recently served as transitional executive director for a national nonprofit organization, helping the organization rebound from both financial and leadership crises. Her strengths in strategic planning, fund raising, program management and organizational sustainability bring the range of skills that the board has recognized are essential to support and strengthen WPSR’s programs.

Laura has worked as an educator for the past decade, both as a classroom teacher and as a curriculum developer. She has authored over twenty publications on such issues as climate change, sustainable development, and the environment. Most recently she was the lead author on a 24-chapter textbook, the nation’s first full-length high school sustainability textbook. Topics included peace and conflict, energy, globalization, poverty, and human rights.

Laura’s education includes two ecology degrees, with extensive exposure to the links between environmental systems and human health. She has done research in the areas of natural systems agriculture and fire ecology.

Laura is thrilled to be part of the WPSR team. She welcomes the chance to meet all members of our community. To contact Laura, call (206)547-2630 or email