Bethany Babyak
Training Director

My Cause

I inherited my love of animals from my mother who inspired me to become an advocate for all creatures less fortunate than me. Kitten Rescue in Los Angeles is just one of many wonderful organizations that is doing great work in this sector.

bbabyak@hersheycause.com

Bethany Babyak is Training Director for Hershey Cause Communications. Building on her years of experience as an educator, coach and account manager for many Hershey Cause clients, Beth now oversees the Communicating for Results! training program, as well as the growth of the agency’s overall training portfolio.

Over the past six years Beth has worked in a variety of roles with increasing responsibility at HCC, overseeing clients including The California Wellness Foundation, USC Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy, California Community Foundation, 211 LA County, Rancho Los Amigos Rehabilitation Hospital, LA Care and Southern California Grantmakers. Beth was also part of the team that developed Hershey Cause’s own initiative, CauseClarity.org, a suite of digital resources to equip nonprofit leaders and social change makers with the skills they need for today’s fast-paced, connected world. Most recently Beth served as Chief of Staff, working closely with Founder Chris Hershey to build the agency’s internal capacity.

Taking what she has learned through these roles, and excited to pursue her love of teaching, Beth decided to take on growth and oversight of training programs for the agency, which includes Communicating for Results! trainings. That program is dedicated to strengthening the communications capacity of nonprofit and for profit organizations that want to use more effective communications to increase their impact and achieve their strategic goals. The training program helps leaders stay current with the latest trends and best practices in communications through group trainings, webinars and one-on-one coaching.

Beth has also worked as an Adjunct Professor in The UCLA School of Theatre, Film and Television for the past nine years instructing graduate and undergraduate students and serving as a thesis advisor to select students. Prior to joining Hershey Cause, Beth held a variety of project management positions for both a strategic communications agency and multiple entertainment accounts. She worked for Imagine Entertainment (IE), where she served as Story Editor and then Director of Development. During her eight-year tenure at IE Beth helped find new projects for the company and developed original ideas as well as help acquire books, manuscripts and spec scripts. After Imagine, Beth became Vice President of Development at Morgan Creek Productions, where she ran the development department and oversaw films including "Two For the Money" and "The Good Shepherd".

Beth graduated from Smith College in Northampton, MA with a B.A. in Theatre. Beth is a fervent lover of animals and supports many animal rescue organizations in her free time.

 

 
 


My Cause

I inherited my love of animals from my mother who inspired me to become an advocate for all creatures less fortunate than me. Kitten Rescue in Los Angeles is just one of many wonderful organizations that is doing great work in this sector.