Laura Pancake is senior vice president of clinical operations for the Los Angeles / South Coast Regions, responsible for the oversight of all programs, including health navigation, employment training and placement, substance use treatment and housing. With over 30 years of experience, Pancake has co-authored research reports, including a study to reduce the early mortality of individuals with serious mental illnesses published in the journal Psychiatric Services.
She also was a co-co-principal investigator in partnership with the University of Southern California to identify factors to rehabilitate individuals with schizophrenia. In 2019, Pancake was named one of Los Angeles Business Journal‘s Top Women Leaders in Healthcare. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from West Virginia University and a master’s degree in Social Work from California State University, Long Beach.