Our Team

Our Center’s greatest asset by far is our one-of-a-kind team of uniquely talented and caring people. Their work for the Center is so much more than a job—it’s a calling that they wholeheartedly embrace. Anyone can dispense information, but not everyone can show genuine compassion and respect to everyone who comes through our doors. Read below and discover what truly makes the LPC so special.

Andrea Leigh Capuyan, MA, CCNL, CNAP

Andrea joined the Laurel Pregnancy Center team as the Executive Director in September 2007. Born and raised in Auburn, Alabama Andrea has made Maryland her home since 1996. Andrea holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from York College. She is a Credentialed Christian Nonprofit Leader with Christian Leadership Alliance and a Certified Nonprofit Accounting Professional.

Andrea was drawn to the LPC because her own story and because she cares deeply for women confronted with an unwanted pregnancy. She loves serving with the LPC team because they are willing to grapple with difficulty realities yet hold hope in all situations.

Andrea is passionate about developing leaders, cultivating healthy organizational culture, and fostering a collaborative management approach in teams. She enjoys working with others who are in the midst of changing careers and vocations. And she regularly writes about steward leadership topics for Christian Leadership Alliance’s Higher Thinking Blog.

Andrea loves to cook, travel, and sing. She says, “Music moves me, and I love singing in a roomful of women in harmony.” She and her husband, Wayne, have been married for more than 20 years.

Laughter, great conversation and a warm cup of coffee are all ingredients of the perfect day for Andrea!

Andrea Leigh Capuyan

Cheryl Dudek

Cheryl Dudek has been part of the Laurel Pregnancy Center for over twenty five years in several capacities such as volunteer advocate, teacher, after abortion facilitator, and for the last thirteen years working as the Director of Programs. She holds a MA in Christian Ministry and Pastoral Counseling from Liberty University. She has been educating and caring for post abortive individuals for over twenty years. Cheryl has started an abortion recovery leadership network (ARLN) that spans the Maryland, DC and Virginia areas. She doesn’t just feel passionate about her work with women and men in an unplanned pregnancy, this passion provokes action. Cheryl considers it a privilege to share Jesus Christ’s love and witness captives freed from bondage.

Cheryl Dudek

Diane O’Connor

Diane was a Navy brat and wife, so her whole life was one of transplanting. She moved to Laurel MD in 1994 upon retirement. It was through her church that she met a member of the LPC team and was asked to come on board. She has served as a receptionist, a peer counselor and, for a short time, Office Administrator. She is currently the Director of Clinic Services and has been since 2008. She have a Human Resources Management degree.

She oversees a team of 20+ volunteers including a medical staff that are here to sit with and listen to you so we can best know how to help you. We provide a safe and confidential environment to help you explore solutions relating to your pregnancy. All are treated with kindness and compassion and in a caring manner.

Dianne O Connor
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