Program Manager & Certified Proof Alliance Trainer
Lauren Borchert, BS, is the Program Manager for Proof Alliance NC. 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.
Training CoordinatorAmy C. Hendricks, BS, is the Training Coordinator for Proof Alliance NC and is a certified FASD Trainer through the University of Wisconsin and the Great Lakes FASD Regional Training Center and Proof Alliance.
Amy has over thirty years of experience in the field of public health and prevention and is the recipient of the Alcohol and Drug Council of North Carolina’s Prevention Pioneer Award in 2021. Amy began her prevention path with the Florida Department of Health HIV/AIDS section in the late 1980s and then moved home to Western North Carolina and worked as a certified childbirth educator, doula, and lactation support person for the county health department. She then became the coordinator for the Healthy Carolinians Coalition and worked with community organizations to address underage drinking and perinatal substance use.
In 2010, an opportunity to combine her love of maternal health and substance use prevention presented itself with Mission Health’s Fullerton Genetics and Amy became the coordinator for the North Carolina Fetal Alcohol Prevention Program, also known as FASDinNC. In 2020, Amy moved the program to its new home, The Arc of North Carolina and partnered with a national organization, and became Proof Alliance NC. During this transition, Amy became the FASD Prevention and Training Coordinator and is creating a statewide training team that will promote alcohol-free pregnancies, share strategies for support, and help communities become FASD informed.
In her spare time, Amy creates funky art for non-profit fundraisers, enjoys hearing live music with her husband, and is the parent of two amazing young men.