Speaker Detail

Laura Peterson
Unsung Hero of Compassion

Laura Peterson is the founder/director of Hands to Hearts International (HHI) a nonprofit dedicated to improving the health and development of vulnerable children (ages 0-3) by training caregivers in early childhood development and nurturing parenting skills. Prior to starting HHI, Laura worked for 10 years with children struggling with severe mental health issues. Her background as a clinical director for a nonprofit serving these children, led her to found HHI in 2004 to reach the most children at the earliest time possible. Laura has led HHI’s efforts in India, Uganda, and Swaziland, benefiting almost 200,000 moms, dads, health workers, orphanage staff and young children. Laura’s work has been recognized and awarded by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the Clinton Global Initiative, the Fetzer Institute, UNESCO Asia, and others.

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