As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, Laura is responsible for creating and executing Strong Start’s fund development strategy and plan with a goal of sustaining our high-impact programs as well as fuelling their continued growth. Drawing on over 10 years of experience in fund development and community engagement, she leads and oversees our stakeholder relations, cultivation and stewardship. Laura applies her finely honed skills in grant and proposal-writing, strategic marketing and digital communications to ensure that Strong Start’s impact is being shared with a variety of audiences including families, donors, influencers and decision-makers. Laura has held senior leadership roles at both provincial and national charities. She has successfully managed large-scale proposals, designed comprehensive stewardship plans, created strategic marketing and communications initiatives, and implemented successful legacy and planned giving programs. Laura gets excited when she is able to help people connect with the causes they care about.