Alison Laichter

Senior Strategist

Alison works with individuals and teams to strategize and implement visions and plans, communicate skillfully, design and facilitate gatherings, build community, and create inclusive, accessible, and radically amazing programs and experiences. She brings her deep experience in urban planning, nonprofit development, social entrepreneurship, and deep breaths (she’s been teaching meditation for over twenty years) to all of her work.

Before consulting, she founded the first ever community-led Jewish Meditation Center in NYC, worked in economic consulting for cities throughout the United States, researched pro-poor business development at the United Nations Development Programme and horticulture therapy at Rikers Island, and directed a grassroots campaign to reimagine and redesign the entire east side of Manhattan for bicycle and pedestrian safety.

Alison holds a Master of Science in Urban Planning from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Engineering degree from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. A former Brooklynite, she now calls sunny Southern California home and is happiest at the beach with her partner and two kiddos.