Lauren Borchert, BS, is the Program Coordinator for FASDinNC. Lauren has been in the Intellectual and Developmental Disability field since 2002. In 2004, she joined The Arc of Mecklenburg County as the Advocacy Coordinator and formed an FASD Committee for Mecklenburg County. In 2005, Lauren became the Executive Director of the agency.
Lauren continued to chair the FASD Committee of Mecklenburg until 2018 at which time she joined the staff at The Arc of North Carolina as the Brand & Outreach Manager for the state-wide organization.
During the time in which Lauren chaired the Mecklenburg committee, they hosted a variety of trainings in the Charlotte community for youth, professionals, and women of child-bearing age. This committee also led the way across the state in media and marketing campaigns that targeted the general population.
In her current position, Lauren provides education to women of child-bearing age, and the professionals who work with them about the dangers of alcohol use during pregnancy, as well as how Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) may present in an individual across the lifespan. Lauren also serves in several workgroups whose efforts focus on the prevention of FASD.
In her spare time, Lauren is an avid Jazzercise instructor and spends much of her time at the studio dancing. When not Jazzercising, she is spending time with her husband and sweet eight-year-old son.
Amy C. Hendricks, BS, is the Training Coordinator for FASDinNC and is a certified FASD Trainer through the University of Wisconsin and the Great Lakes FASD Regional Training Center. Amy has over 25 years of experience deeply rooted in the field of public health and prevention.
In her current position, Amy provides education to women of child-bearing age, and the professionals who work with them about the dangers of alcohol use during pregnancy, as well as how Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) may present in an individual across the lifespan.
Amy also serves in an advisory capacity to the NC Collaborative on FASD, as well as co-leads a workgroup whose efforts focus on the prevention of FASD.
In her spare time, Amy is actively pursuing a career as a mixed media artist, enjoys hearing live music with her sweetheart and is a parent of two amazing young men!