Born and raised on Bowdoin Street, Laptiste served as manager of community health, operations manager and associate director at Bowdoin Street Health Center (BSHC) prior to being appointed to executive director. In her current role, she oversees health center operations and develops, implements, and evaluates health center programs in response to changing community and patient needs. She supervises BSHC's administrative staff, medical staff, and nursing management, and manages all external relationships and marketing efforts.
Laptiste graduated from Boston Latin School, holds a bachelor's degree in Management and Organizational Communications from Emerson College and master's degree in Health Care Administration from Suffolk University. In 2015, she graduated with a certificate from the Massachusetts Institute for Community Health Leadership, one of only 19 professionals in the state to participate in this program.
Lapiste was first appointed by former Mayor Martin J. Walsh to the Board of Health in February 2019.