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.
Victoria Hanes, PysD
From the first session, I immediately felt the “buzz” that I get when I am around a group of action-oriented, like-minded individuals…It is rare that we get to slow down and appreciate who we are, where we are and where we would like to be.
Judy Mohr Peterson
We sent 9 people from our team to take part in OSF’s Appreciating Change series. Every person expressed that the experience impacted their work—and was sometimes life-changing. We’ve seen marked changes in how these individuals engage with their teams.
The One Shared Future cohort experience…especially the mixed, cross-sector approach…provides a safe space for building important enduring relationships across sectors.
I’m grateful for One Shared Future because it provided us the opportunity to meet new friends and colleagues who are fighting the same battles! We got to… identify ways that we can move together toward better serving our brothers and sisters across the state.
I loved my experience with One Shared Future. The sessions… provided me the time and space to appreciate, engage, and create. My cohort experience has been an enriching one full of new relationships and exciting opportunities and possibilities.
Lee-Ann Heely, DM
OSF provides a safe, trusted space necessary for affecting positive change, building bridges, and removing barriers between public and private sector leadership and teams.