Lauren Gleason is the Director of LABI’s Health Care and Education and Workforce Development Councils.
Lauren began her career in State Government, working in the Jindal Administration for several years, including Health Policy Advisor to the Governor.
Most recently, Lauren lead all legislative efforts as the Director of Legislative and Governmental Relations at the Louisiana Department of Health. In this role, she was responsible for legislative package and policy development, legislative communications, and constituent services. Prior to the Legislative Director role, Lauren held various positions in LDH over the years including Special Projects Director and Chief of Staff for the Office of Behavioral Health.
Lauren is originally from Lafayette, LA but moved to Baton Rouge to attend LSU for both undergrad and graduate school, receiving her Master’s in Public Administration with a concentration in Public Policy in 2016.