Laura is the retired Executive Director of the Tennessee Lawyers Assistance Program. She worked with TLAP for 13 years and has over 20 years experience in the alcohol and drug field as a counselor, trainer, and educator. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Alcohol and Drug Council of Middle Tennessee, United Way, and Nashville Prevention Partnership. She was chair of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Lawyer’s Assistance Programs Conference in 2010. She has authored numerous articles in the field of substance abuse, stress, mood disorders, lawyer assistance programs, treatment, and more. She regularly speaks at conferences throughout the United States.