Our Staff

Donnae Ward Laughinghouse

Donnae Ward Laughinghouse

Coordinator for Fitness Services

Donnae (AKA “Ms. D”) is originally from the Bahamas and moved to North Carolina in 2008. She joined the UNC Campus Recreation team in July 2018 from North Carolina Central University where she served as the Coordinator of Fitness and Wellness. Prior to working there, Donnae spent some time working as a Health Fitness Specialist in Corporate Wellness facilities. She received a B.S in Nutrition and Wellness from UNC-Greensboro and a B.S in Dietetics from NCCU.

Donnae is currently finishing her Master’s degree in Family and Consumer Sciences with a concentration in Nutrition. She has a passion for social justice, enjoys cooking, teaching and dancing. She resides in Raleigh NC with her husband Angaza.