Laura DeFrancesco Ross

Laura DeFrancesco Ross

Managing Director, Stand Together Foundation

As Managing Director, Programs, Laura works with our Catalyst organizations in Stand Together Foundation’s Catalyst Program, our core offering of high-impact programming and coaching designed for organizations seeking to better understand what growth looks like for their program model. The program’s objective is to cultivate a community of high-performing social entrepreneurs who desire to think differently about how they can increase their impact in the communities they serve.

Laura joined Stand Together Foundation after a nine-year career in finance and professional services, where she was a management consultant and worked with clients on leadership development programs and organizational change initiatives. Laura holds a bachelor’s degree in international studies with a minor in mathematics from Fairfield University and a master’s degree from Georgetown University‚Äôs School of Foreign Service. Laura is a proud New England native originally from Stratford, Connecticut. She has worked and lived in Bangalore, Jerusalem, and Cholula, Mexico, and she has a passion for adventure travel photography, furniture makeovers, and baking. She and her husband, Jason, live in Springfield with their 2-year-old rescue pup named Carter and senior cat named Zohan.