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Laura McQuade

President at Airmedh Advisory

Laura McQuade
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About Me
Laura McQuade is a multi-level C-Suite visionary leader holding positions as CEO, COO, and CFO. She has a proven track record in re-envisioning and transforming organizations across many sectors, most recently in change management in the healthcare sector. She has a deep, lifelong commitment to women, girls and all underserved communities around the globe seeking self-determination and the ability to live their fullest lives. Most recently, Laura became owner of The White Gown, a boutique bridal salon in New York City, to help support women through their dream weddings.

In July 2020, Laura launched Airmedh Consulting, a strategic consulting firm that provides advisory services and interim leadership within the nonprofit and for-profit sectors. Laura is the Former President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Greater New York (PPGNY), a merged Planned Parenthood affiliate comprised of five legacy New York State affiliates that includes Planned Parenthood of New York City for which Laura was President and CEO since June 2017.
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Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Center for Reproductive Rights
2008 to 2014
  • Acted as the President’s second-in-command to provide leadership and vision for the Center and direction to organization-wide strategic and annual planning, priority-setting and decision-making, in order to promote the success of all programs and the interdepartmental coordination of cross-institutional initiatives.
  • Established and directed the organization-wide long-term strategic planning process every five years, working in consultation with the President, the Board of Directors, Department Directors and staff. Completed a year-long planning process for the 2012-2017 Strategic Plan.
  • Managed the design and implementation of a Monitoring and Evaluation Plan to measure organization-wide program impact and report annually to the Board.
  • Developed and managed multi-year/annual budgets and program implementation plans to support Strategic Plan priorities.
  • Managed all internal operations for the Center, which in 2014 had a budget of $22M, 6 offices, and a staff of more than 120; this included development, communications, finance, human resources, administration and information technology, as well as the Center’s growth through strategic and annual planning.
  • Managed a Finance, Administration, and IT staff of 18, a Development Staff of 10, and a Communications staff of 14, as well as maintained dotted-line managerial responsibility for three Program Directors and their teams.
  • Managed and staffed the Governance and Finance/Audit Committees of the Board of Directors.
  • Partnered with the President/CEO and Chair of the Governance Committee to recruit new Board members