Laurie Jackson is the Executive Director for National Safe Place. She joined the organization in June 2010, and has been active with Safe Place for more than 15 years. She recently served as Associate Executive Director for Synergy Services, Inc. in Kansas City, Mo. Jackson was with Synergy Services, Inc. for 16 years and prior to that worked for several years with Cedars Youth Services in Lincoln, Ne. She has been active with local, regional, state and national efforts in the areas of runaway and homeless youth, child welfare and domestic violence.