Executive Director - Durham's Partnership for Children
Laura Benson has served as the Executive Director of Durham’s Partnership for Children since 2011. DPfC, a partner in the Smart Start network, convenes the early childhood system in Durham to ensure that every child enters school healthy and ready to succeed.
Laura has been a leader in the Triangle non-profit sector since 1997, primarily in faith-based homeless services agencies. Laura is United Methodist clergy and spent 10 years as pastor of local churches in New York and Texas.