Director of State and Community Collaboration
Laurie Stradley joined the UNC Asheville staff in August, 2010 as the Director of State and Community Collaboration. Laurie received her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology from the College of William and Mary, where she completed research in the area of exercise and aging as a Howard Hughes fellow. Stradley continued her education in the field by completing her Master’s of Art at UNC Chapel Hill with a focus on Exercise Physiology. After working in applied physiology at the US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, she then refocused on physical activity and health promotion with Be Active North Carolina. While at Be Active, Laurie worked with schools and communities to increase access and remove barriers to physical activity. In her new role at the N.C. Center for Health & Wellness, Laurie will use her experience in coalition building and community collaboration to improve the health and wellness of North Carolinians locally, regionally and across the state.
BS - Kinesiology, College of William & Mary - 2002
MA - Exercise Physiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - 2004