Laura supports senior staff at the National Child Welfare Resource Center for Organizational Improvement (NRCOI) in their work to provide training and technical assistance (T/TA) to states and tribes. Laura enjoys working on the NRCOI's national research efforts, bringing together descriptive information, resources, and materials from child welfare staff and administrators to support T/TA. She assists with the coordination of the NRCOI’s Peer Networks, publications, national webinars and conferences, social networking sites, and requests for information from child welfare staff. Having previously worked on the Violence Against Women Act Measuring Effectiveness Initiative, Laura assisted in the collection and analysis of data on grants administered by the Office on Violence Against Women.
Laura considers herself lucky to have the opportunity to work with such talented and passionate individuals, both on the NRCOI team and from within child welfare agencies.
- Bachelor of Arts, Communication, University of Southern Maine
- Certificate of Graduate Study in Applied Research and Evaluation Methods, Muskie School of Public Service
Research interests: children, youth, and families; child welfare and domestic violence, mental health, juvenile justice, and the courts; organizational improvement; leadership.