Laurie Krom, MS is a Program Director in the Collaborative for Excellence in Behavioral Health Research and Practice at the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s School of Nursing and Health Studies. Ms. Krom is a leader in grant development and implementation, having received several multi-million dollar federal awards. She is the PI/Co-Director of the SAMHSA-funded Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network Coordinating Office and the PI/Co-Director of the CDC-funded National Capacity Building Assistance for High Impact HIV Prevention Resource Center. Ms. Krom’s expertise is in building and strengthening interorganizational networks to deepen the impact of public health collaborations. She is a lifelong learner in transformative education, facilitative leadership and technology transfer, and a recognized leader in the substance use disorder treatment field.