Lauren received a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Arkansas State University.
She married D.J. Cherry on Sept. 3, 2011. She is the daughter of Lesleye Hawkins and Brant Dowless, both of Monette.
Her decision in going into long-term care was based on wanting to make a difference in people's lives.
She has been with Reliance Health Care since November in 2008 as an Administrator in Training. In August of 2009 she became the Assistant Administrator at the Maples in Har-Ber Meadows in Springdale, Ark. In June of 2010, she became the administrator at North Hills Life Care and Rehab in Fayetteville, Ark. She accepted the Administrator position at Lakeside Nursing Center in April of 2012. All of the facilities are part of the Reliance Health Care Company.
"We want to continue to provide quality care for our residents each and every day," Lauren said.