Lauren is executive director and co-founder of DC Greens, a nonprofit that works to advance food justice and health equity in the nation’s capital. Since launching DC Greens in 2009, she has received many local and national awards and honors for her work as a community-builder, non-profit leader and strategic thought partner in building a healthy and equitable food system. She has served on the DC Mayor’s Commission for Healthy Youth and Schools, has co-chaired the “Diabesity” Committee for DC Health, and acts as an advisor to the DC Food Policy Council. DC Greens’ Produce Rx Program is a national leader in the effort to integrate healthy food access into the healthcare system, with particular attention to Medicaid populations. The program received the top global award from the Milan Pact on Urban Food Policy in 2019.