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Episode 047: Mona Foundation with Laura Baerwolf


Laura Baerwolf has been with Mona Foundation since 2019 and is currently its Chief Operating Officer. She is passionate about Mona’s mission to alleviate poverty through education and gender equality and its unique values-driven approach to philanthropy based on the oneness of humanity. She sees her work at Mona as the culmination of a life-long commitment to service.

Laura is an experienced administrator with a Master's degree in Public Health. She worked in healthcare administration at FHP International for many years and later moved to the nonprofit sector to manage the administrative office of the Regional Bahá'í Council of the Northwestern States.

Prior to joining Mona, Laura worked as a regional coordinator for the Northwest Regional Training Institute, a nonprofit educational agency aimed at empowering children, youth, and adults to develop their individual capabilities and contribute to the betterment of their communities. She currently serves on the Institute’s Board of Directors as its secretary.


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Jessica Williams
Jessica Williams is Chief Development & Communications Officer at Days for Girls International. She is also the host of The Days for Girls Podcast. Jessica holds a Bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University in Communications and a Master’s degree in Strategic Communications from The University of Oregon. She is also an adjunct instructor for the University of Portland’s Pamplin School of Business Nonprofit MBA program.