Introducing Ally Baehr, Executive Director

From the Board of Directors

As many of you know, long-time EGH Executive Director Ruth Herold joined her husband in retirement in December. After a thoughtful search process, I’m thrilled to share that the Board of Directors has hired a new Executive Director – Ally Baehr – who joined EGH on March 21, 2022.

Ally comes to us with decades of experience in the nonprofit sector, most recently as Chief Operating Officer at Make Way for Books, a nonprofit promoting literacy, where she was instrumental in scaling the organization over eight years. She also served as the Director of Family Support at United Way. Ally brings a passion for EGH’s mission and a breadth of skills in management, development, finance, HR, programs, and community engagement. She will be a valued leader and partner.

While we conducted this search, EGH Development Officer Mary Duncan stepped up to serve as EGH’s Acting Executive Director, enabling continuity and coverage during this transition. Our deep thanks to Mary and to the entire EGH management team for collaborating so effectively to manage this agency and advance EGH’s work over the past 3 months.

Ally joins as our new Executive Director at an exciting time as we are in the final stages of a Day Center renovation that will grow our capacity to serve more women and add programming. All of us at EGH are delighted to welcome her aboard!

Jean Edelhertz
EGH Board President




Dear Friends,

It has truly been an honor to go through what has been a very thoughtful and exciting process of being selected as the next Executive Director of Elizabeth Gregory Home. It is clear that I have found a very special place to be a part of. So far, I’ve experienced a very engaged, experienced, diverse, and kind Board of Directors who truly care about the future of EGH. I’ve felt the passion, caring, empathy, and kindness that our team exudes for the women we serve and the work we do to create a beautiful, inviting, and welcoming space. And I’m looking forward to getting to know you, our donors, supporters, volunteers, and friends, who make all of this work possible through your generous gifts of time, treasure and connection. Thank you for all you do!

Here’s a little bit about me: My husband Craig and I moved here from Tucson, Arizona last year to pursue new opportunities and a cooler, shorter summer. Our 19-year-old daughter Rylee recently moved to New York City to pursue her dreams. We are avid hikers, campers, explorers, and volunteers. My career and volunteer experiences have largely been working with and for non-profit organizations serving youth, at-risk families, educators, and vulnerable adults.

I’m so eager to lead our team into the future and I’m incredibly grateful to have you all by my side for this next chapter in the EGH story.

With gratitude,

Ally Baehr
Executive Director

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