Laurie was an RN specializing in cardiology. She worked as a nurseeducator at a large teaching hospital before she became disabled from taking a benzodiazepine as prescribed. Laurie was involved in the benzodiazepine withdrawal support community starting in 2011. In 2013, Laurie signed on as administrator for the Facebook support group Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Solutions & Recovery. To further assist those suffering from a benzodiazepine-associated disability, she expanded her work to include advocacy. In 2016, Laurie joined in forming Benzodiazepine Information Coalition. She left BIC in 2017 to focus on her health. Laurie’s work was pivotal to the establishment and success of our organization. Laurie passed away in March, 2022.