Executive Director
Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital

Laurie Ansorge Ball oversees the day-to-day operations of the Department of Psychiatry and has management oversight for the following department functions:

  • Budget & finance
  • Human resources and payroll
  • Project management
  • Data management
  • Practice operations & faculty credentialing
  • Research administration
  • Space acquisition & allocation

Laurie joined the Department of 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.