Laura Colbert is the Executive Director at Georgians for a Healthy Future, a non-profit consumer health advocacy organization that works to advance access to quality, affordable health care for all Georgians through education and outreach, coalition building and mobilization, and public policy advocacy.
Laura came to Georgians for a Healthy Future in June 2014 as the Community Outreach Manager. Previously, Laura was employed at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta's Strong4Life program. Laura’s other previous positions include working at HSTAT, a student-run health policy and advocacy organization; and the CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention. Laura was recognized in 2014 by the Society for Public Health Education as one of the organization’s “30 under 30”. She currently serves as a Consumer Liaison Representative to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and sits on the Georgia Department of Community Health's Medical Care Advisory Committee. She has previously served as a board member to the Georgia Society for Public Health Education and the Dick Lane Velodrome, a bike racing track in East Point.
Laura has an MPH from Emory University, where she focused on health literacy and the social determinants of health. Before moving to Atlanta, Laura attended the University of Georgia, where she earned her B.S.Ed in Kinesiology with a focus on biomechanics. She is also a Master Certified Health Education Specialist. She lives in Atlanta with her husband, their two dogs, and many bicycles.