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Andy Duran

LEAD’s Chief Executive Officer

Background

Andy Duran has been the chief executive of LEAD since May 2012. In the past 9 years, Andy has taken LEAD from a small community organization into a Nationally recognized prevention organization that offers programs and services all over the country.  One of his biggest accomplishments is the development of Text-A-Tip, a 24/7 crisis text line that is now available to more than 10 million people. Andy speaks hundreds of times per year in schools, churches and communities across the United States.

Andy was recently elected to the Lake Bluff School District 65 Board of Education, where he is currently serving in his first term.

In 2004, Andy and his wife Lisa founded Camp Hope, a residential summer camp for children with disabilities in the Chicago area.
 
Prior to his time at LEAD, Andy served as the Executive Director of the Peacebuilders Initiative on the Southside of Chicago, and as Executive Director of the Ministry for Persons with Disabilities for Catholic Charities in Florida, where he ran a summer camp for children and teens with disabilities.
 
Andy and Lisa live in Lake Bluff, IL with their 2 young daughters, golden retriever, kinkalow cat and 2 guinea pigs.

Speaker Bio

Andy Duran has been the chief executive of LEAD since May 2012. In the past 9 years, Andy has taken LEAD from a small community organization into a Nationally recognized prevention organization that offers programs and services all over the country.  One of his biggest accomplishments is the development of Text-A-Tip, a 24/7 crisis text line that is now available to more than 10 million people. Andy speaks hundreds of times per year in schools, churches and communities across the United States.

Andy's Training Programs

Andy's Recent Posts

News & Announcements
Andy

A New Site. A New LEAD.

Our CEO gives you a brief outline of LEAD’s ambitious plans for Q4 of 2021, from our new website to our new programs.

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Resources For Parents
Andy

You are Not Alone

A brief message of solidarity, and some tips for getting through difficult times such as these, from our CEO, Andy Duran.

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Our programs and events are designed to help communities build healthy relationships and find alternatives to using drugs and alcohol.  Let us help you. Just contact us to get started.  It’s time for all of us to be part of the solution!

Phone: 855.501.LEAD
Email: info@golead.co

Or Come Visit Us

We’re located in beautiful Lake Forest, Illinois. Arrange a meeting via the Contact page and stop on by.

Address:
717 Forest Ave, 
Suite 235
Lake Forest, IL 60045