Lori has nine years of experience in nonprofit and for-profit management, with a focus on housing and food insecurity. She is committed to work that addresses social determinants of health and is passionate about creating healthier, more connected communities. Lori started her career as an AmeriCorps member and case manager in homeless services, where she worked in Permanent Supportive Housing and Rapid Re-Housing settings. She went on to manage a national service program that placed and supported AmeriCorps members at Austin based homeless service providers. Most recently, Lori worked at the Central Texas Food Bank as a Project Manager. In that position, she played a key role in the strategic planning and execution of cross-departmental projects, developed various administrative processes and procedures, and oversaw pre- and post-award grant and contract administration.
In her role at the Meadows Institute, Lori supports the work of the Executive Vice President for Child and Family Wellness and the Center for Child and Family Wellness team by developing efficient and effective workflows and practices, coordinating the execution of strategic initiatives, and serving as a liaison with staff on projects that span across teams at the Meadows Institute.
Lori has a BA in Communication Studies from Southwestern University and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).