Margaret Laws

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Chair, Board of Directors

Margaret Laws is committed to bringing together government, non-profit and private-sector stakeholders interested in advancing the role technology can play in supporting and improving health and well-being, with a focus on improving care and outcomes for underserved populations. She brings a deep understanding of the healthcare sector and the cutting-edge innovations reshaping the field.

As president and CEO of HopeLab, Margaret leads a multidisciplinary team combining behavioral science, user-centered design and partnerships with innovative companies to create technologies and products that help people thrive.

Before joining HopeLab, Margaret spent 17 years at the California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF) in a number of roles, including director of public financing and policy and director of the Innovations for the Underserved program. During her tenure at CHCF, Margaret founded the CHCF Health Innovation Fund, a mission-focused fund investing in companies that improve access to and lower costs of health care. The Fund, launched in 2010, has now made investments in 11 early stage health care technology and services companies.


  • Lecturer at Stanford University Graduate School of Business
  • MA in Public Policy from Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government
  • AB in English Literature from Princeton University

Board Affiliations

  • DaVita Village Trust
  • Peer Health Exchange
  • Acumen US Fund