Komen Ozark Announces New Executive Director
Springdale, AR (July 29, 2015)- The Ozark Affiliate of Susan G. Komen is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Lauren Marquette to Executive Director. In her new position, Lauren will be responsible for affiliate activities including, mission services, fundraising, public policy and outreach.
Marquette joined the Komen Ozark team in October of 2010 as Director of Mission Services. She has over 9 years of non-profit experience in grant-making, community outreach, public policy and fundraising. “The board recognizes Lauren’s exceptional leadership during the last 5 years and we are pleased to promote Lauren.” Kari Nikolish, Board President goes on to say, “She is an exceptional leader in our community and with continued staff and community support she will insure that our mission is achieved”.
Marquette earned her Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master’s Degree of Social Work from the University of Arkansas. Marquette became a Licensed Master Social Worker in 2006. She was named to the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal’s “40 under 40” class in 2011 and was appointed to the State of Arkansas Social Work Licensing Board by Governor Beebe in 2013. Outside of work, Marquette is actively involved in her local community as a dedicated volunteer advocate for social justice and civil rights.
About Komen Ozark
The Ozark Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure is dedicated to combating breast cancer at every front. Since 1998, Komen Ozark has funded over 9 MILLION in local grants to help local women and nearly 3 MILLION in research to find the cure. 75 percent of the Affiliate’s net income goes toward funding grants to the 10 county service area through community organizations that provide breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment programs for medically underserved women and men. The Komen Ozark Affiliate’s service area covers Benton, Boone, Carroll, Crawford, Madison, Newton, Sebastian, and Washington Counties in Arkansas and Stone and Taney Counties in Missouri.