FAVOR selects Lesley Pregenzer as new CEO
Upstate woman with years of non-profit leadership experience selected to head up local recovery community center.
FAVOR, a non-profit corporation that provides compassionate and innovative recovery support services to those suffering from substance use disorder in the Upstate, welcomes Lesley Pregenzer as CEO. Pregenzer was the Director of Development and Alumni Services at Pavillon in Mill Spring, NC and brings over 25 years’ service as a non-profit professional to FAVOR. She started February 21.
“I am very excited about joining FAVOR,” Pregenzer says. “I believe FAVOR offers a highly effective model of serving those suffering with substance use disorders, and their families, along many pathways to recovery.”
Pregenzer built a vibrant and engaging alumni department at Pavillon and raised significant resources for the organization. Pregenzer also had a long tenure at World Vision, a humanitarian aid organization helping children overcome poverty.
As a woman in long-term recovery, she has dedicated herself to providing equitable access to all people in need of support.
Pregenzer was born and raised in the California Valley. She received a BA from Humboldt State University in Northern California and spent 20 years in Seattle before settling in South Carolina. She resides in northern Greenville County with her husband Bob Morris, their combined 5 adult children and their rescue pup, Bo.
FAVOR’s mission is to assure that everyone has a fighting chance at recovery in the Upstate of South Carolina. It provides a compassionate and innovative response to the suffering caused by substance use disorders for over 5,000 individuals in Upstate South Carolina every year: Rebuilding Lives, Empowering Families and Changing the World.