Senior Consultant, Practice Lead for Strategic Planning
Laura Hitchcock has worked with local, state, national and international organizations across multiple sectors, including human services, health, public health, housing, environment, and transportation. Her 25 years of consulting and executive leadership experience includes guiding strategy and program development, multi-organization advocacy and policy strategies, development and communications, and organizational systems analysis and improvement.
She has led and facilitated partnerships to advocate for over $40 million in public operating investments and systems reform in human services, homelessness prevention, behavioral health, K12 and early childhood education; capital investments in technology to support information and referral 211, and planning for E911; pay-for-value based approaches to public sector healthcare purchasing; wider availability of health system performance and cost data; and public sector shared-savings partnerships addressing capital and operational efficiencies.
Prior to re-joining Jan Glick & Associates in 2017, Ms. Hitchcock had her own consulting firm specializing in policy analysis and advocacy in Africa and the US, served as Executive Director for the Washington State Public Health Association, was a senior policy advisor at King County, Washington and the City of Seattle, and led public policy and community relations at the nation’s largest United Way. Her work includes specialty in data-driven program and policy analysis, with peer-reviewed publications in the area of comparative policy surveillance in the International Journal of Drug Policy, and Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law. and supporting nonprofit advocacy organizations with their leadership and strategy. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and a Juris Doctor from the University of Oregon School of Law.