Management Spotlight: Laura Harvey


Laura Harvey is the Associate Director of Human Resources for Independence Association.  She began her career at Independence Association in October 2002. 

Over the years Laura, (known outside of work as “Laurie”) has been a reliable, consistent, and professional employee who serves as an example for everyone, that continued growth and promotions within the association are possible if you are flexible and willing to learn.  Beginning as an Individual Services Manager, Laura gradually worked her way up into positions of increasing responsibility. 

Within two years, Laura was promoted to the role as Children’s Services Program Manager.  Her talent continued to blossom and she was promoted to the role of In Home Supports Manager.  Then in September 2015, the opportunity to move Laura into Human Resources availed itself and she moved into the role as Associate Director of HR. 

Never to let moss grow on her feet, Laura continued her education and in December of 2015, Laura received her Maine State license as a Social Worker. 

Continuing with her aversion to moss, Laura is an accomplished runner.  She has participated in countless local races, but even went so far as to participate in three races at Disney World- the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10 miler (2013), Expedition Everest Challenge (2015) and the Wine & Dine Half Marathon in 2017. 

When she is not running our HR department or running the streets in her hometown of Bath, she spends time with her husband Joe, and son Caleb.  They enjoy camping and watching her son’s baseball games. 

Don’t let her size fool you. She may be calm and quiet, but she can be a giant killer if necessary. 😊