Bethany Babyak
Chief of Staff

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.

Bethany Babyak is Chief of Staff for Hershey Cause Communications. In this senior leadership role Beth provides continuity across agency operations to client and project management best practices. Beth plays an active part in leading the teams in overall agency planning.

Over the past six years Beth has worked in a variety of roles with increasing responsibility, from account director to project manager of design projects and websites for many HCC 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 also worked as part of the HCC team with Kaiser Permanente to facilitate community screenings and panels across the country for the documentary Weight of the Nation, resulting in real impact in multiple communities.

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 changemakers with the skills they need for today’s fast-paced, connected world. Beth is most passionate about co-leading the Communicating for Results! training program at Hershey Cause where she advises nonprofit organizations on communications best practices through group trainings and individual coaching.

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, where she served as Story Editor and then Director of Development. During her eight-year tenure at IE Bethany helped find new projects for the company and developed original ideas as well as help acquire books, manuscripts and spec scripts including films such as "8 Mile," and "Flight Plan,". After Imagine, Bethany became Vice President of Development at Morgan Creek Productions, where she eventually ran the development department and oversaw projects including "Two For the Money" and "The Good Shepherd".

Bethany graduated from Smith College in Northampton, MA with a B.A. in Theatre. She is also an Associate Professor in The UCLA School of Theatre, Film and Television instructing graduate and undergraduate students and serving as a Thesis Chair to select students. In her free time, she is a fervent lover of animals and supports many animal rescue organizations.



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.