Lauren Sawyer is Virginia Health Catalyst's Communications Director. In this role Lauren manages external communications for Virginia Health Catalyst, crafting educational content and raising awareness for the work Catalyst and its partners do. Before joining Virginia Health Catalyst, Lauren worked for a public relations agency in the DC area where she developed media relations and brand management campaigns for government and healthcare clients. Lauren earned her Bachelor of Science in communications and public relations from James Madison University in 2014. Outside of the office Lauren enjoys getting to know the Richmond area with her husband, trying out new restaurants and exploring Virginia’s great hiking trails.