Laurie Foster started her career path working in adolescent residential group home settings in Massachusetts, working her way up from Residential Counselor to Program Director. She later moved on and worked for many years in a Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault prevention agency, specifically working with victims, children and perpetrators of Domestic Abuse. Her responsibilities included oversight of the agencies Supervised Visitation Center and State Certified Batterers Intervention Program. Laurie Foster relocated to NH in 2016, where she held roles for DHHS, specifically working for high-risk TANF recipients experiencing extreme barriers to partition requirements, specifically mental health and domestic violence issues. Laurie Foster currently holds the role of Deputy Director of Community Corrections and Programs for NH Department of Corrections, overseeing programs including the Corrections Special School District, Case Management Services, Reentry Programs, Religious Services, and The Family Connections Center. Additionally, she supports the Director in management of the Transitional Housing Units, Transitional Work Center and Correctional Industries.
Laurie Foster received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Westfield State University and her MBA from Fitchburg State University.