Lauren Materre​, MSHC

Executive Director

Lauren Materre is an award winning pharmaceutical and medical sales

representative as well as a nutrition and health educator. Lauren possesses

nearly twenty years of experience in the pharmaceutical and medical sales

industry and a passion for helping healthcare professionals meet their

patient and practice needs. Lauren’s sales experience includes various

products indicated for various disease states and nutritional needs such

as: allergy and immunology, respiratory, sleep apnea, diabetes, nutraceuticals,

disposable medical supplies and nutritional therapy. She also has a passion

for the impact nutrition has on health and wellness and its importance in an individual’s diet. Lauren, a vegan since 2000, believes nutrition education is a natural path towards optimal health and wellness.

Lauren is also the Executive Director of Natural Path Nutrition Inc., a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to community engagement in nutrition, health and wellness education for students and seniors, particularly those in underserved areas, to improve individual and community health outcomes. Natural Path Nutrition Inc. has spearheaded nutrition education and academic programs in private institutions and community health and wellness venues and events. Additionally, the organization provides internship opportunities for students in the areas of: health and wellness; marketing; public relations; promotions; business and non-profit management; community nutrition; and community development.

Lauren’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing Communications from Columbia College, a Bachelor of Science in Comprehensive Nutrition from Huntington College of Health Sciences and a Master of Science in Health Communication from Northwestern University.  Lauren is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Nutrition from Huntington College of Health Sciences. Her academic research focuses on health disparities, socio-determinants of health, and barriers to healthcare engagement in the African American community. Lauren is additionally working with Life Matters Media as a communications and community relations strategists.

Lauren Materre was featured in the UCB Pharma Capsule and quoted in The Chicago Tribune regarding the need for quick comfort food for vegans on the south side of Chicago. Lauren, and two of her NPN interns, were featured in a Comcast Television segment on non-profit organizations; People to People; the Philip Jackson Radio Show; Gospel 1570 AM with Randi Belisomo discussing Life Matters Media; and Senior Talk with Clara Hubbard.

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