Laurie Ansorge BallLaurie Ansorge Ball

Executive Director
MGH Department of Psychiatry

Laurie Ansorge Ball oversees the day-to-day operations of the Department of Psychiatry and has management oversight for the following department functions: budget and finance; human resources and payroll; project management; faculty credentialing; data management; practice operations; research administration; and space acquisition and allocation.

Laurie joined MGH Psychiatry in 2003, after a 20 year career in Massachusetts state government. There, she held a number of senior administrative and program management positions, including: Assistant Commissioner for Management and Finance for the Department of Mental Retardation; Budget Director for the Division of Medical Assistance (Medicaid/MassHealth); and Director of Behavioral Health Programs for MassHealth. She also served as chief financial officer for a non-profit agency providing mental health and social services.

Laurie received a bachelor’s degree from Tufts University and a master’s degree from Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management.

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