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Laurie Lessage

Director of Finance and Administration

As Director of Finance and Administration, Laurie oversees all of Day One’s human resources, finance and operations related activities. She prepares the organizational budget, develops financial proposals and reports for Day One’s funders, works closely with the Board of Directors’ Finance and Audit Committees, and provides leadership on office and facilities services. In addition, she is responsible for ensuring responsiveness and effectiveness in all aspects of human resources, including benefit administration, personnel issues, employee retention, and compensation.

Prior to joining Day One, Laurie was the Finance & Operations Manager at Massachusetts Alliance on Teen Pregnancy. As the Finance & Operations Manager, she was responsible for the day to day operations of the office, financial reporting, accounts payable & receivable, recruitment, professional development, employee relations, and enforcing adherence to MATP’s personnel policies and procedures. As Laurie continued to build her expertise in finance, she consistently sought opportunities that would provide her with space to leverage her skills to support vulnerable communities and now currently serves on the Board of Directors for The Lineage Project, an NYC-based nonprofit, that brings mindfulness programs to incarcerated and vulnerable young people. 

Laurie earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Curry College and her Masters of Public Administration from Framingham State University. She is a Certified Professional in Human Resources and a member of the Society of the Human Resource Management. Laurie is deeply committed to economic justice and gender equity, and has worked for youth-serving organizations her whole career.