Leah Piassick serves as the Director of Grant Acquisition & Management at Austin Child Guidance Center and leads the organization’s public and private grants program. She has over 27 years of non-profit experience from direct service to executive level leadership.
Leah fell into grant writing and management while working for The Wright House Wellness Center (HIV Wellness Center) where she worked for over 17 years, finally leaving the organization after serving for eight years as the Executive Director. Leah went on to Vivent Health (AIDS Services of Austin) for the next four and half years where she utilized prior relationships with public and private funders to grow support for HIV services in the Central Texas area as the Director of Grant Resources.
The chance to work with Austin Child Guidance Center was unexpected and just too good to pass up. Leah had been aware of ACGC since the mid-1990s – as a case manager with Big Brothers Big Sisters – and eventually utilized the services for her own child. The mission is near and dear to her heart.
Leah has lived in Austin since 1993 and has one daughter, two dogs, and one cat. She loves soccer and is learning how to play golf. Leah received her Master of Human Services in Counseling from St. Edward’s University and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and English from the University of Denver. She has a long history of volunteer service and has actively served on non-profit boards. Leah believes her purpose is to be helpful to others in whatever way that might take shape.