Laura Porter

Laura has more than a decade of experience leading the successful implementation of ACE Study concepts in Washington State in partnership with over 30 communities and nine Tribes.


In addition to her work in Washington State, Laura works with leaders in over 20 states, providing education, facilitation, and empowerment strategies for building self-healing communities.


Laura provides support and services to a wide range of groups, including parents and youth who are convening neighborhood conversations, philanthropic leaders, and government officials who are using ACE science in investment and policy decisions. She and Dr. Robert Anda founded ACE Interface to help leaders to use ACE concepts to build Self-Healing Communities. Laura loves to travel, garden, learn, and play with her children and grandchildren.