Laura Kneedler, M. Ed.

Chief Mission Officer

Laura joined Northwest Center in 2013 as the director of one of our Early Learning programs and was promoted to Vice President of Education & Therapy services in 2016. In 2021, she was named Chief Mission Officer of Northwest Center. In this role, she supports all services delivered through Northwest Center Kids and Northwest Center Employment Services.

Prior to joining Northwest Center, Laura worked in a variety of education and health care settings for more than 15 years including public schools, therapeutic centers, and as an early childhood classroom teacher.

Laura holds a Bachelor of Science in Education/Health & Human Development from Montana State University and a master’s degree in Special Education from Concordia University, as well as a certification in infant/toddler development. She is passionate about Northwest Center’s mission and about providing support and advocacy to the children and families enrolled in our programs.