Laura McLelland, MS, MPA

“Inclusion is a garden where all flowers bloom.”

Laura McLelland is dedicated to making the lives of all children better and is so happy to continue that professional mission as the Managing Director, New Ventures at Kids Included Together. Prior to joining KIT, Laura was the Chief Executive Officer of Unified Theater and she is thrilled to continue leading Unified Theater programs in their new home at KIT. In addition, Laura will be helping to shape growth strategy for Kids Included Together, specifically focused on the new Inclusive Schools program.

Laura received her BFA and MS in Art Education from Syracuse University and her MPA in Non-Profit Management from the Wagner School of Public Service at New York University. She briefly taught elementary art and high school photo before finding her calling in arts and education leadership. Before joining Unified Theater in 2013, Laura led a visual arts after-school program, a community arts center, and the workplace giving program for her local arts council. When she isn’t working, Laura loves making up silly songs and having dance parties with her husband and young daughter.

Laura McLelland wearing a black blouse with red, purple and blue ginko leaves.