Laura Wingate serves as a co-principal investigator for the IBD Partners PPRN. Laura also serves as Vice President of Patient and Professional Services at the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation and is a patient with Crohn’s disease. She has worked for the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation since 2007, overseeing numerous patient education and advocacy projects including the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation GI Buddy mHealth app, the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation online patient community, and educational content (print materials, website, webinars, and live programs). This includes approximately 250 live education programs each year and outreach to over 300,000 patients. Laura has also organized a number of IBD advocacy efforts, including the annual Day on the Hill event attended by over 120 patients, health professionals, and other IBD advocates.