The Team

Lauren Anderson is a graduate of Langley HS in 2005 and UVA in 2009, earning a Bachelors of Science degree in Commerce. She then went on to work as a financial analyst at a middle-market investment banking firm in Atlanta, GA for two years. In 2011, she returned home to the DC Metro Area to put her energy into Our Minds Matter, formerly the Josh Anderson Foundation, which is named after her brother Josh, who died by suicide in 2009.

Lauren currently lives in Washington, DC with her rescue pitbull, Rori, and is a student and teacher of yoga.

Rami Jackson joined OMM in 2020 where he is helping create and pilot new development strategies. A graduate of Syracuse University who proudly bleeds orange, Rami has a long history of working in development for a variety of causes from the environment to labor rights. His career is devoted to raising money for causes that make the world a more equitable and equal place so everyone can maximize their potential and follow their passions. When he isn’t cashing checks, he can be found hiking on long treks.

Laura Beth obtained her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Virginia Tech. During her undergrad, Laura Beth served as a research assistant in the Center for Applied Behavior Systems (CABS). While in CABS, Laura Beth supported the development and implementation of a school-based training program. Her passion for youth and public service led her to earn a certificate in Nonprofit Management from Duke University in 2016. She has 10+ years of project management, providing customer/client service, and developing customer/client relationships from previous work as an HR Specialist at the Department of Defense, Service & Volunteer Coordinator at Averett University, and Director of Outreach & Philanthropy at Cor Foundation. At Our Minds Matter, Laura Beth uses her educational background and professional experience to continually develop and enhance the OMM program, collect and analyze implementation data, and provide ongoing support to OMM students and partners.

Catherine Royston graduated from Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda, MD in 2014 and from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in May 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Shortly following graduation, she served in the Peace Corps in the West African nation of Togo. As a community health and malaria prevention volunteer, Catherine largely focused her work on health education at the local clinic, middle school, and in rural surrounding villages. She also helped organize and facilitate the Pathways Togo middle school and high school annual week-long conference which focused on how girls can stay in good health to stay in school. During her service, she was moved by the lack of awareness, dialogue and knowledge surrounding mental illness in her community. At the Josh Anderson Foundation, Catherine will be assisting with the expansion of the Our Minds Matter club to Montgomery County public high schools. Catherine enjoys running, cooking, discovering new music, and listening to the latest podcasts from This American Life and The Daily.