Wisconsin Right to Life Executive Director Barbara Lyons to Retire at Year’s End

Heather Weininger Named as Successor.

After dedicating 40 years to Wisconsin Right to Life, Executive Director Barbara Lyons will retire at the end of 2014. Her strong leadership has made Wisconsin Right to Life the premier right-to-life organization in the country.

Barbara began as a volunteer where she served as President of the Milwaukee County chapter for three years. She joined the staff in 1977, serving as Legislative Director for 10 years and was promoted to Executive Director in 1987 where she has led Wisconsin Right to Life for 27 years.

“Barbara has been a true leader for Wisconsin Right to Life, but more importantly she has served as an outstanding steward for protecting human life,” shared Michelle Farrow, President of the Wisconsin Right to Life Board of Directors. “Her dedication, compassion and commitment to the cause will be greatly missed. But, we knew we couldn’t keep her forever. We wish her only the best as she enters the next chapter of her life.” 

During Barbara’s tenure, Wisconsin has seen abortion numbers drop by over 73 percent since its peak number in 1980.  Read the rest of the news release (PDF)

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