Director of Development
As vice president and director of development, Lauren is responsible for developing and implementing NCFA's comprehensive fundraising plan. As a strategic advisor to the communications team, she often provides guidance regarding media and public relations, social media outreach, public awareness campaigns, and more. Lauren has appeared on NBC's The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, FOX News, PBS NewsHour, NBC4 Washington, and CBS San Francisco. Her recent citations include MSNBC.com, Bloomberg News, NPR, FoxNews.com, TIME.com, and numerous adoption blogs.
Since joining NCFA in May 2007, Lauren has also served as development associate, assistant director of development and external relations, and director of communications. She has a heartfelt passion for children and families that stems from her own experience being adopted into a loving family as a baby.
Lauren earned a B.S. in Governmental Administration from Christopher Newport University. Her previous experience includes health care lobbying and serving on staff with the late U.S. Representative Jo Ann Davis. She enjoys tennis, golf, cooking, and spending time with family in her spare time. After 10 years in Washington, DC, Lauren and her husband, David, their daughter and dog, now call Charlotte, NC home.