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.
Managed a $5 million annual budget, comprised of funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the World Bank, private foundations and corporations; responsibilities included preparing and negotiating all budgets, overseeing the annual financial and A-133 audits, preparing monthly financial reports for the Board, and approving all project and administrative expenses at headquarters and in seven field offices.
Oversaw all administrative matters, such as employee benefits, facility management and registration of all overseas offices.
Supervised FSVC’s financial, administrative and IT staff.
Initiated organization-wide IT improvements, including installation of a LAN, upgrade to a relational database (Access) and the development of a website.
Negotiated grant terms and oversaw the organization’s compliance with funder requirements.
Negotiated a NICRA (Negotiated Indirect Cost Rate Agreement) with USAID for all FSVC grants and cooperative agreements.