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Laura Kohn

VP of Care & Education

Laura leads the CARE enterprise and team. She joined Mission Driven Finance as a senior advisor in October 2020 then transitioned to full-time CARE leader in October 2021. In Laura’s career, she has mobilized resources and partners from the government, nonprofit, philanthropic, and for-profit sectors to build socially just systems in education, early childhood, and workforce development. Prior roles include director of early workforce development at San Diego Workforce Partnership, where she produced the influential report Workforce + Child Care; founding director of the Education Synergy Alliance, where David Lynn was her board chair; executive director of the New School Foundation in Seattle; director of education for the city of Seattle; advocacy lead for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; and education policy advisor to Washington’s governor. Laura has a BA in economics from Yale University and an MPA from the University of Washington.