PMD Foundation Member
Laura Spear is a longtime member of the Foundation and is the Board Secretary. Laura attended LaSalle University and received her nursing degree from Gloucester County College. She had both a son (Jared Michael Spear – 1/27/91-8/26/10) and a brother (John Michael Laprocido ~ 6/20/66 – 8/16/80) affected by classic PMD. She lives in Marlton, NJ with her husband, Rand, and son, Michael. She has worked at the Voorhees Pediatric facility as a staff nurse and a relief charge nurse. Laura currently works as a volunteer at Archway School (Jared’s old classroom) and at the Jewish Community Center. For over 20 years, she has been a tireless advocate for the fight against PMD. Laura was largely responsible for organizing the first PMD Consortium meeting in October of 1997 and was Chairwoman of past PMD Golf Outings. Laura authored articles in Advance for Nurses and Exceptional Parent magazines and was featured with Jared in SJ Magazine. Even though Jared is gone, he still guides Laura’s work as an advocate for those affected by PMD as well as those with other special needs.