Laurel’s three decades of professional work are all about service as: executive director of the Hawaii Uninsured Project, Assistant Superintendent of the state Department of Education, Director of University Budget at the University of Hawai‘i, Deputy Chief of Staff to the Governor, and Director of the state Department of Budget & Finance. She brings her strategic, fiscal, and people skills and experience to everywhere she’s served.
After retiring from the State of Hawai‘i, Laurel is excited to join OSF as a coordinator and to invest in people in new ways. In this capacity, she plays an integral role in creating safe spaces for participants to learn more about themselves, gathering around shared goals, and collaborating in creative ways.
Laurel earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Criminology and Master’s of Science in Public Administration degrees from Florida State University and a Certificate in Non-Profit Management from Kapiolani Community College.