Margaret Laws

Margaret Laws

President and CEO, HopeLab

Judge Impact Pediatric Health 2016, 2017

Margaret is President and CEO of HopeLab, a philanthropic research, design and technology organization focused on improving health and well-being for kids and young adults. She also is an adviser to several mission investment funds and early stage digital health companies.

Margaret has distinguished herself as a catalytic leader in health care, forging cross-sector partnerships that drive positive social impact. At HopeLab Margaret leads a multidisciplinary team combining behavioral science, user-centered design and partnership with innovators to create technology products to help people thrive. She is passionate about bringing together government, non-profit and private-sector stakeholders interested in advancing the role technology can play in supporting and improving the health and well-being of kids and young adults, with a special focus on underserved populations.

Prior to HopeLab, Margaret spent 17 years at the California HealthCare Foundation in a number of roles, including Director of Public Financing and Policy and Director of the Innovations for the Underserved program. She also founded the CHCF Health Innovation Fund, a mission-focused fund investing in health care technology and service companies that improve access to and lower costs of health care.

Margaret holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and an A.B. in English Literature from Princeton University. She serves on the boards of the Health Initiative of the Americas, Health Leads and the DaVita Village Trust and advises a number of early stage health care services and technology companies.