Lauralee Raymond - Manager, Special Initiatives

As one of the first hires of the Foundation, Lauralee spends her days working with the John T. Gorman Fellows, overseeing the Direct Services Grant Program and John T. Gorman Fellowship, and connecting with community leaders about their opportunities and challenges.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Lauralee was the Policy Director at the Maine Department of Labor where she directed public policy regarding worker protections, unemployment, employment opportunities and data as well rehabilitation services for Maine workers. Previously, she was the Director of Public Affairs at the Maine Women’s Policy Center and Lobby, working on improving the lives of women and girls through public policy initiatives and leadership development.

Born and raised in Fort Kent, Maine, Lauralee now lives in Yarmouth with her husband and two kids.