Lauren Anderson, Executive Director
Lauren Anderson is a graduate of Langley HS in 2005 and UVA in 2009, earning a Bachelors of Science degree in Commerce. She then went on to work as a financial analyst at Brookwood Associates, a middle-market investment banking form in Atlanta, GA. After two years, she returned home in July 2011 to put her energy into The Josh Anderson Foundation, evolving a Memorial Fund into an active Foundation that provides adolescents with the mental health education, resources and support so that they never turn to suicide. Lauren is also a certified yoga instructor and teaches all ages and levels of students – from pre-schoolers to teens and adults.
Laura Beth Williams, Program Manager
Laura Beth obtained her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Virginia Tech. During her undergrad, Williams served as a research assistant in the Center for Applied Behavior Systems (CABS). While in CABS, Williams supported the development and implementation of a school-based training program. Her passion for youth and public service led her to earn a certificate in Nonprofit Management from Duke University in 2016. She has 10+ years of project management, providing customer/client service, and developing customer/client relationships from previous work as an HR Specialist at the Department of Defense, Service & Volunteer Coordinator at Averett University, and Director of Outreach & Philanthropy at Cor Foundation. At the Josh Anderson Foundation, Williams uses her educational background and professional experience to continually develop and enhance the OMM program, collect and analyze implementation data, and provide ongoing support to OMM students and partners.