Advisor, Public Policy
Laura W. Kaloi is the public policy advisor at the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD), where she has led NCLD's legislative advocacy program since 1999.
While at NCLD, Laura has spearheaded successful legislative initiatives focused on every major education and disability law including: the Elementary Secondary Education Act/No Child Left Behind, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Higher Education Act and the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act. She launched the nationally recognized "Keep Kids Learning" campaign that successfully influenced the reauthorization of IDEA 2004 and directs national collaborative efforts such as the LD Roundtable.
Laura serves as co-chair of the Consortium for Citizen's with Disabilities Education Task Force. She works extensively with the U.S. Congress and the U.S. Department of Education to ensure students with learning disabilities are fully considered in legislation and regulations.
Laura has over 18 years of education and health policy experience. Prior to joining NCLD, Laura was the director of public affairs for the American Health Quality Association and the communications director for its Utah/Nevada member and national quality improvement organization, HealthInsight. She also worked in the U.S. Congress as legislative assistant to Congressman James V. Hansen (R-UT). Laura received her Bachelor of Arts degree, dean's list, from the University of Utah and her Masters of Public Administration with honors from Brigham Young University.