Our people Laura ColemanAdvocacy Media Relations Manager
Laura Coleman is the Advocacy Media Relations Manager for Voices for Healthy Kids. She helps shift the focus from the personal to the social across different advocacy campaigns throughout the nation at Voices for Healthy Kids, as her day to day is to oversee communications to the mass media, including preparing articles, press toolkits, press releases, and any other content initiatives. She also guides and supports grantees on how to strategically cultivate and manage relationships with media representatives in order to advance public policy initiatives.
Before joining the American Heart Association, she emphasized the intersection of media and public affairs, as well as the rapid digital transformation of media industries by managing media efforts for the Louisiana Association for Independent Colleges and Universities (LAICU) which is a statewide nonprofit association who represents Louisiana’s 10 regionally accredited nonprofit private colleges and universities.
Laura holds a Master's in Strategic Communications with an emphasis on Public Relations from Louisiana State University. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications with a minor in Speech from Jackson State University.
While she is always working to support public policy change through media, in her free time Laura loves spending time with her family, participating in community service and sisterly relations events with her sorority sisters, going to the gym, fashion, traveling, and trying new foods. Quick! Send her an email of a new restaurant she should try.