Our Club had the honor of inducting our newest member, Lauren Holly, on Tuesday, April 5, 2022.  She was sponsored by Julie Brandle.
Photo L-R: Julie Brandle, DGN, Lauren Holly, Steve Buie, Akron Club President
Lauren was a prior member of the Fairlawn Rotary Club 2013-2021 where she also served as Club President. 
Her transition in jobs and a desire to participate in a larger club led her to the Akron Club.
Here is some background on Lauren so you can get to know you a little bit better - be sure to introduce yourself when you see her!
Prior to coming to The Brain Injury Association of Ohio, Lauren was at Easter Seals Northern Ohio for 8 years, most recently, as the Chief Operating Officer. There, she managed aging and disability programs across 27 counties of northern Ohio, managing finance, program operations, and development. At Easter Seals she launched two new adult day centers providing services to individuals with disabilities as well as older adults. She created the Makerspace Vocational Program – providing individuals with disabilities an innovative environment to work on vocational skills and earn competitive wages. The last 21 years of her career she has been served across the health care continuum including adult day services, long term care, and homecare.
Lauren has a Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Akron. In addition to being past president at the Fairlawn Rotary Club, she is part of Women in Touch with Akron’s Needs where she sits on the board as the Director of the Civic committee.
She resided in Akron along with husband, Steve, and daughter Maddie.
When not working or volunteering, she can be found at one of my daughter’s many sporting events. She also enjoys camping, crafting and reading when time allows.