Laura came to MNACHC in 2005 with a background of working in community health centers over a period of two decades. She served as the Executive Director of Fremont Community Health Services (now Neighborhood HealthSource) from 1997 to 2005 during which time she was also a MNACHC Board member. Before that Laura held a wide range of roles in Minneapolis CHCs including Director of Programs and Development, Director of Operations, and Health Educator. She has also worked for other nonprofit organizations and has served as an organizational consultant. She holds a BA in history and psychology from Macalester College and an MBA with a concentration in Nonprofit Management from the University of St. Thomas.