Member Bio

Laura A. Hughes

Change Strategist

What makes Laura a Change Strategist? Her curiosity for learning about communities and understanding how to respond to their needs. She has built her career on tri-sector leadership, community engagement, proof of concept, and working with high heeled and grass roots organizations to scale proven models.  You will find her at the table, leading the alignment of the most highly respected corporate, philanthropic and grass roots partners, creating diverse and inclusive environments. Why? Because Laura believes that the strategic alignment can dramatically influence the trajectory of a community. Her accomplishments include designing a state-wide strategy that improved the permanency outcomes of youth and decreased long term foster care with city, state, county, and federal government, private donors, and local and national foundation support.


“We are responsible for the world in which we find ourselves, if only because we are the only sentient force which can change it.” –James Baldwin