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Director of Programming and Community Engagement

Laura Lindroth

laura.lindroth@rainbows.org

(847) 952-1770 ext. 312

Laura Lindroth serves as the Director of Programming and Community Engagement at Rainbows for All Children. Working closely with the Executive Director, she is committed to implementing programs and services in as many communities as possible, as well as to cultivating relationships with the ever-growing Rainbows’ family of facilitators. She also continues to ensure that the programs support children and families in the best possible manner, and serves to safeguard and revise the curricula using evidence-based research and data assessments to meet standards of best practice.

Along with programming, Laura also provides workshops, trainings and presentations on a variety of topics related to grief, loss and trauma. She also promotes awareness of Rainbows in communities worldwide in an effort to reach as many children and families as possible.

Laura formerly served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Jamaica, working on community development projects and HIV prevention, treatment and support in the Western region. She has decades of extensive experience in community building and education for the public health arena, including children’s malnutrition and disaster relief efforts in Haiti, smoking prevention, cessation and policy implementation on college campuses, and health education and promotion to youth. In 2005, she was awarded Advocate of the Year for the State of South Carolina for her efforts to reduce smoking among young adults ages 18-25.

Laura has also taught high school and college-level courses, providing first hand experiences of how to effectively reach youth and the impact that grief and childhood trauma can have on long-term health and wellbeing. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Communication from Boston University and a Master of Public Health in International Health and Development from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

Several years ago, Laura returned to her hometown of Evanston where she is now raising her own family. She is happily married to a chef, and has three teenagers to whom she is extremely devoted. Laura is very active in the Evanston community, co-chairing a committee focused on building a more trauma-informed city, is an active member of several childhood trauma and loss coalitions and is a member of the Evanston Reparations Ambassador Program. Laura is an avid reader, writer, swimmer, baker, and photographer who loves to practice yoga, meditate, travel, build relationships and experience other cultures.