Laurie joined MSQC in 2013 after spending the last 20 years as a faculty member of the University of Michigan School of Nursing. She taught primarily in the undergraduate and second career nursing programs, teaching in the classroom, laboratory and clinical settings in courses such as Nursing Fundamentals and Health Assessment. She also planned and coordinated courses and supervised instructors and faculty who taught in undergraduate courses. She was awarded The Teacher of the Year Award, as nominated by students, staff and faculty in 2008. She earned her BSN at the University of Michigan and then worked in surgical step-down units, S.I.C.U., critical care units, general surgery, nurse resource pool, and home care in Michigan and Texas. She also served as Chairman of Nursing and Health Services for the American Red Cross at Sembach Air Force Base, Germany. She earned her M.S. at the University of Arizona College of Nursing, and moved back to Michigan to begin her teaching career.
Her responsibilities at MSQC consist of developing and providing instructional materials to Collaborative members regarding best practices in surgical trends, outcomes, and quality, as well as to participate in ongoing program and project development and evaluation activities.