Laura Pronovost is the program manager for The Commonwealth Fund’s International Program in Health Policy and Practice Innovations, supporting the vice president in coordinating the work of the department, including daily operations and the IHP team, oversight of the annual IHP calendar, events (the International Symposium, bilateral international meetings, all Harkness Fellowship meetings), marketing for the Harkness Fellowships, and IHP website and communications. Before joining the Fund on September 18, 2017, she was the senior development coordinator at Phoenix House, a nonprofit that provides drug and alcohol addiction treatment, where she worked since 2013. At Phoenix House, she worked with the vice president of development to create and execute high-level events, including fundraising galas, donor cultivation events, and speaking programs for leading clinicians. She saw these events through the initial conception stages, building strategies to maximize their impact, working one-on-one with vendors, and managing the program to facilitate seamless and successful outcomes. She worked with senior staff across various departments in the organization and oversaw five regional development teams. Prior to working at Phoenix House, Ms. Pronovost worked for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer to produce a successful event with over 3,000 participants that raised more than $8 million. Ms. Pronovost also held an interim program assistant position at the Ford Foundation and was the interim director of public information and the visitors center at Columbia University. She earned her B.A. in political science from American University.