Laura joined Gift of Water in December 2009 as the Director of Operations.  She provides oversight, support and guidance for the employees in Haiti and for the many partners who implement the program in their Haitian communities.  She ensures the inventory in Haiti is maintained and production and shipping is timely. Laura has been an active member of her community for over 30 years; providing countless volunteer hours to various organizations.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry from the University of Illinois and worked many years as an Industrial Microbiologist. She has been married for over 30 years and is the mother of 3 adult children.  Laura enjoys traveling, hiking, running, and doing triathlons with her family and is passionate about clean water!