Laila Bell

Skillman Foundation

Laila is Vice President of Learning & Impact at the Skillman Foundation where she facilitates programmatic efforts to use data, evidence, and experience to inform investments in the power of Detroit youth to design and influence change and drive greater impact. Laila’s career has focused on advancing the well-being of children and youth, first as the director of research and data at a statewide child advocacy organization, NC Child, before entering philanthropy as an evaluation and learning leader with roles at The Duke Endowment and Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. A native Southerner, Laila enjoys expressing her creativity through pottery, dance, and as a live music enthusiast.