Laurie Peter is the Strategic Planning Committee Co-Chair. She received her MSW from Smith College School of Social Work. The majority of her early clinical social work career was at a trauma center in Denver, Colorado. She has served on the boards of the National AIDS Fund as Vice-Chair and Jersey Battered Women’s Service. She maintains her LCSW license in both New Jersey and Colorado.
Currently, she is collaborating with Smith College School for Social Work on a research project addressing interpersonal violence in the LGBTQ community. In addition to her social work career, she has also collaborated on the research and development of Domaine de Canton liqueur. She and her partner Betsy reside in Harding Township, NJ.