Laura Ricketts is the Executive Director of Community Care Durham, a multi-service registered charitable organization providing support to adults and their caregivers with needs related to aging, physical and/or mental health. Community Care Durham has local offices in every municipality across Durham Region, providing support to clients and their families within their local communities.
Laura brings extensive experience as a leader in health care and community services, managing service programs, and ensuring that personnel, material and financial resources work together to achieve maximum operational performance and efficiency. Laura has worked within the long term care and hospital sectors in Durham and surrounding areas, and has returned home to Durham Region following her previous role as Executive Director of a community and residential hospice in Prince Edward County.
She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration, and a Master's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with dual focus areas of Work, Organization and Leadership, and Equity Studies. Laura is currently working towards post-graduate certification in Non-Profit Management.
"Throughout my career, I have developed and engaged teams in the delivery of service excellence," Laura says. "I particularly thrive in environments that support interdisciplinary collaboration and cooperative atmospheres. Community Care Durham upholds these values, and I am thrilled to be a part of this vital organization."