Margaret Bayston

Margaret Bayston

 CEO, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, LAURA’S HOUSE
WHY: Leads nonprofit with dedicated sites in South Orange County to help abused victims, including a 45-day program at a 52-bed residential shelter. 

RECENT: Opened 19,000-square-foot facility in Aliso Viejo to provide services for domestic violence survivors. 25th anniversary event in late 2019 raised more than $800,000. 

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QUOTABLE: “In Orange County, about 1 in every 3 women, 1 in 5 men and 1 in 3 adolescents will experience domestic violence in their lifetimes.” 

2020 HOBBY: “I created a gym at home.”