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EPS announces new executive director

Essential Pregnancy Services (EPS) of Omaha, an organization that has served expectant women and parenting families for more than 46 years, announced Laura Buddenberg as its new executive director, effective Sept. 30.

Buddenberg will oversee development activities, financial management and promotion of the EPS mission. With extensive experience in strategic planning and development, problem-solving and public speaking, she previously served as EPS director from 1997 to 2000, and as an EPS board member from 2010 to 2017.

“Laura has command of the pro-life landscape, is well-respected by her peers and is a role model for others,” EPS Board President Doug Wilwerding said. “She possesses a paradoxical blend of personal humility and professional will, and we are confident in Laura’s leadership ability.”

For the past 19 years, Buddenberg has held leadership roles at Boys Town, where she is currently director of Pastoral Affairs. She holds a master’s degree in family and youth services from Bellevue University and certification in family life ministry from the Archdiocese of Omaha.