Laureen Walsh Chief Operating Officer / Behavioral Health, Intensive Home-Based Services, and Family and Community
Sparked by a curiosity in social institutions and a passion for social justice, Laureen earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from the University of California Santa Barbara, a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology, with an emphasis in counseling and guidance, at California State University of Northridge, and then became a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist. Each reinforced her desire to support the health and resiliency of two foundational institutions – families and communities.
Laureen joined Aspiranet in 1996 and has served in a variety of roles over the past 20 years, including Ventura District Director, Bay Coastal Regional Director, Executive Director, and now Chief Operating Officer. She was attracted to Aspiranet by its statewide reach and diversity of services, its commitment to quality service provision, and its forward-thinking leadership. What she appreciates most about working at Aspiranet is collectively living out the organizational vision alongside dedicated staff and courageous families.
“The choice of hope as an organizational core value communicates clearly that we work from a place of faith in our clients, staff and our community. Working from a place of possibilities inherently says we respect our client’s abilities to grow and their courage to do what is needed to improve their lives.”