Our Staff

LAWRENCE POITRAS
CFO and Director of Operations
Lpoitras@welfareresearch.org

Lawrence Poitras is responsible for overseeing the accounting and administrative operation of the organization. He is responsible for developing WRI’s annual operating budget and project budgets and for formulating financial reports requested by WRI's Board of Directors. He has an in-depth knowledge of state and federal grants management guidelines and prepares financial reports for state and federal agencies on an ongoing basis. 

Mr. Poitras has major fiscal and administrative responsibility for the Child Welfare Training and Technical Assistance project conducted statewide for the New York State Office of Children and Family Services. He administers all consultant contracts, monitors all consultant activities, and coordinates the development and maintenance of the consultant database for use in recommending vendors. He has overall administrative responsibility for the Reinvestment Fund/Early Intervention Project conducted for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Mr. Poitras has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from The Sage Colleges.

Lee Lounsbury