Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman has chosen Kym Laube of Westhampton as his appointee to the Suffolk County Women’s Advisory Commission.
Laube brings over 25 years of experience as the Executive Director of Human Understanding Growth Services Inc. (HUGS). HUGS Inc. is a non-profit organization that has been serving the youth and communities of Suffolk County for over 30 years. HUGS programs provide individuals, families, schools and communities with prevention education strategies aimed at reducing high-risk behaviors among youth while fostering positive attitudes to improve all areas of life. Laube’s mission has been to educate, inspire and empower youth and their families to make healthy choices, improve relationships, and to change their communities.
“I’m proud to be appointing Kym Laube to the Suffolk County Women’s Advisory Commission,” said Legislator Schneiderman. “Kym’s commitment to improving the lives of Suffolk County youth extends beyond her HUGS office and can be seen in the many leadership roles she holds.”
“There is more work to be done and I believe Kym will be a great asset towards that common cause,” he added.
Annually, Laube speaks to over 5,000 community members throughout Suffolk County, New York State and the nation. She is the president of the National Association of Teen Institutes and the Quality Consortium of Suffolk County. She is a member of the NYS Association of Substance Abuse Professionals, Prevention Committee, NYS Public Policy Task Force and Suffolk County Partners in Prevention. Laube is also a member of the East End Prevention and Awareness Committee and the East End Youth Leadership Committee.
“It is my sincere honor and privilege to have been appointed by Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman to serve on the Suffolk County Women’s Advisory Commission,” said Laube. “As Executive Director of Human Understanding Growth Services, I have spent my career focused on the provision of programs that empower youth to make positive life choices and to create leaders in their respective communities. I view this appointment as a natural extension of that work. I firmly believe that providing women in this county with more education, opportunities, and networks advances them as individuals, mothers, mentors, and community members.”