Laura Hawken joined Cumberland Trust in 2019. As Trust Officer in personal trust administration, Laura focuses on providing a high quality of service to clients. Laura specializes in administration with distinctive care services, an extra level of support for clients. Prior to joining Cumberland Trust, Laura worked at Blakeford At Home as a Care Manager and Executive Director, providing older adults with information, services, and guidance to maintain the highest level of independence in their home. Additionally, she has worked with Life Crisis Services and the Incarnate Word Hospital.
Laura holds a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Mississippi and a Master of Social Work from St. Louis University. She is involved in the community supporting children in the foster care system and she previously fostered a child in her home for about 2 years until they were adopted. She currently volunteers with CASA, which advocates for children who are in the foster care system seeking permanent homes.