- Instructor , Human Services Studies Department
- College of Arts and Sciences
Laura Clark is the Director of Research & Planning for the Council for Children’s Rights, a non-profit child advocacy agency. In this role, she leads the community planning and research efforts for the Larry King Center, which works to solve systemic problems that impact our community’s children. Prior to joining the Council for Children’s Rights, she worked for United Way of Central Carolinas as the Director of Evaluation & Community Impact. In that role, she oversaw the program evaluation efforts of over 90 non-profit agencies and compiled and disseminated community needs information to United Way stakeholders. She earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical/Community Psychology from UNC-Charlotte in 2002.
Laura is engaged with a variety of civic committees and non-profit boards, including the YMCA Community Development Board, and the W.I.S.H. Board of Directors. She also chairs the Outcomes & Evaluation Team for the Mecklenburg County System of Care that provides mental health services to children with emotional disturbances. Laura is also an adjunct faculty member at Queens University, where she teaches courses in the Human & Community Services Department.
In her free time, Laura and her Greyhound, who is a trained pet therapy dog, regularly visit nursing homes and assisted living facilities in the Charlotte area.
- M.A. - Clinical/Community Psychology; University of North Carolina at Charlotte
- B.S. - Psychology; Appalachian State University