LOHP is very excited to announce that Laura Stock, former Associate Director, has taken on the role of Executive Director. With over 30 years of experience working at LOHP, Laura is a national leader in the field of occupational safety and health. She has a strong commitment to worker-centered training and has partnered with labor unions, worker centers and small business associations to promote worker participation in in the development of safe workplaces. She has helped develop local, state and national health and safety policies in such areas as ergonomics, workers’ compensation and effective injury and illness prevention programs. Laura has coordinated several participatory research projects and served as principal investigator for many of LOHP’s programs, including the statewide Workers’ Occupational Safety and Health Training and Education Program (WOSHTEP) and LOHP’s nationally recognized Heat Illness Prevention Campaign. Last year Laura was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to serve on the California Occupational Safety & Health Standards Board (OSHSB). She is also a member of the NIOSH/NORA committee helping to set the national research agenda for the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector. “As the new director, I’m looking forward to sustaining and building on LOHP’s many successes, like our participatory training programs, our innovative social marketing campaigns, and our efforts to bring community and worker input into policy development,” says Laura. “I’m also excited about helping LOHP move in new directions that address emerging issues such as the health impact of excessive workload, wage theft and the rise of the temporary workforce. I plan to continue to work with our partners and staff to find new and effective strategies to engage workers and communities in efforts to promote workplace justice and safe working conditions.” Laura can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.