Loren Eaton Rives

Chief of Staff for Innovation

Loren has over 15 years of experience working with nonprofit organizations. She has a strong background in program development and implementation as well as community building.

Loren spent two years in Namibia as an education volunteer in the Peace Corps, teaching English and HIV prevention. Following her time in the Peace Corps, she returned to the states to work for a social services organization in refugee resettlement and workforce development programs. Most recently, Loren worked for the American College of Emergency Physicians working with emergency medicine researchers, physician educators and health care providers on initiatives to improve care in the acute care setting. During her time there she also worked with a coalition focused on improving emergency care for patients experiencing mental health crises. In her role at the Meadows Institute, Loren leads operational and administrative activities to best support the growing innovation team with a focus on grants and contracts, program budgeting, administrative supports, and generally keeping the team organized and optimized.

Loren has her BA in Anthropology from Oklahoma Baptist University and spent a year abroad studying in Japan. She also holds a certificate from Regis University and received her Masters in Nonprofit Administration from the University of Notre Dame. She is a merit reviewer for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute and a member of the National Peace Corps Association. Loren currently resides in Farmers Branch, TX with her husband and two pups and serves as a member of the city’s Sustainability Committee.

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