Laura is a Director Emeritus at VillageReach. She recently joined Essilor’s Mission team in Singapore as the VP of Strategy, Advocacy and Innovation to help drive the company’s goal of serving the 2.5 billion people who don’t have access to eye glasses. Laura’s team engages in long term partnerships that are critical to achieving the Essilor Group’s mission. Prior to joining Essilor, Laura was a Managing Director at FSG, a boutique social sector consulting firm. Her clients included leading non-profit organizations, private foundations, and corporations focused on strategy, evaluation, stakeholder engagement, and collective impact. Her work included in-country research in dozens of countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. She is a former term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and an advisor to AshokaU and is an expert reviewer for global health innovators at the CAMTech Innovation Platform at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Center for Global Health.