Pressley Ridge has appointed Laurah Currey as the social service organization’s Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. Ms. Currey Graduated from Bellevue High School in 1985.
Ms. Currey, an employee of Pressley Ridge for 20 years, has risen through the ranks, providing direct care and leadership roles in numerous programs. She began her career with Pressley Ridge in 1991 at Pressley Ridge’s Ohiopyle Therapeutic Wilderness program in Pennsylvania where she held the positions of Teacher/Counselor and Program Supervisor. In 1993 Ms. Currey moved to West Virginia where she assumed supervisory responsibility for Community Based and Treatment Foster Care services in Logan County, WV growing the program significantly under her leadership. She relocated to Parkersburg, WV in 1996 to assist in opening Pressley Ridge’s White Oak residential program. During her time in White Oak Ms. Currey held the positions of Liaison Supervisor and Assistant Director. In 2003 Laurah Currey was promoted to Senior Director in West Virginia and has been serving in this role over the past 8 years before assuming the Chief Operating Officer position.
Ms. Currey has a strong presence in West Virginia and has collaborated with state officials on many projects to help West Virginia’s children. Due to her strong leadership ability, Laurah was chosen to lead several key initiatives for the state. Laurah has her Master’s degree and a professional license in Counseling and has served on many organizational committees for Pressley Ridge and led several project teams internally. She also has a presence in the national field of social services as she serves on the Executive Team and board of directors for the American Association of Children’s Residential Centers, an affiliate of the National Alliance for Children and Families. Ms. Currey earned her MA degree in Counseling from Marshall University in Huntingdon, WV and her BA degree in International Relations from Wheaton College in Norton, MA.
About Pressley Ridge
Founded in 1832 as an orphanage, Pressley Ridge, a $70 Million nonprofit, today provides nationally recognized services in education, treatment foster care, residential and community-based programs to nearly 5,600 children and families annually, in six states, Washington, D.C., and internationally in Portugal and Hungary.