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.