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Laura Gerald

Executive Director, North Carolina Health and Wellness Trust Fund Commission Senior Medical Consultant, North Carolina Foundation for Advanced Health Programs Raleigh, N.C.

Continuing her commitment to improving the health and well-being of vulnerable populations, Dr, Gerald is the Executive Director of the North Carolina Health and Wellness Trust Fund. She will implement the policy direction established by the Health and Wellness Trust Fund Commission to advance preventive health goals in North Carolina and will provide strategic leadership to the organization. Dr. Gerald previously served as a physician consultant to the North Carolina Community Care Program. This project was an innovative, nationally-recognized vehicle to better manage the care of the Medicaid population. Her responsibilities included assisting in the design and implementation of population-based disease management programs and other quality improvement initiatives. She is also a pediatrician and continues in part-time general practiceDr. Gerald received her medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1995, and completed a residency in Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1998. She received her M.P.H. at the Harvard School of Public Health in 2002 as a CFHU Fellow.