Laura Hillier, M.P.H
Director of Community Partnerships
M.P.H., Health Behavior and Health Education - University of Michigan, School of Public Health
B.A., Biology/Psychology - Bates College.
Laura has worked in the field of public health for 20 years, including work as a Senior Community Health Specialist at the Northeast Center for Healthy Communities in Lawrence, MA and the Director of Health Promotion at the Charles County Health Department in Maryland.
She has worked closely with Black churches, schools, community-based organizations, health coalitions, health care providers and youth organizations to provide and support culturally relevant programs for diverse populations. She has a passion for diversity and culture, and was trained as a Dialogue Facilitator at the University of Michigan Program on Intergroup Relations and Conflict, where she co-facilitated a course on White Women and Women of Color. She has also taught courses in introductory sociology and Human Sexuality at the College of Southern Maryland. Her interests include world religions, African American heritage, racial development of adopted children, program evaluation, learning Spanish and kayaking.