Lauren is Partner at Deloitte Canada and serves as the firm’s National Security & Justice leader, focused on safe, secure, and future-forward transformation across the country’s justice system – from pre-arrest to post-release. From a human-centered perspective (citizens, consumers, and practitioners). She is committed to working with clients as a true partner in the march towards a continuously improved, more integrated community safety ecosystem that balances innovation and access with risk and safety preservation.
Having always focused her career in improving public policy and the sector more broadly, over the last 13 years, she has worked exclusively with public safety, justice and security agencies at all three levels of government, including over sixteen Canadian and US police organizations.
Lauren previously served as a member of the Alumni board of an academic institution, as well as in volunteer roles with health care and social service/child support agencies. She has led or participated in enterprise-wide reviews that have explored opportunities for new models of service delivery and reallocation of resources to address high-priority issues and vulnerable populations, as well as efficiency and effectiveness across first responder, justice, and security agencies. She has worked both as an advisor and embedded within the safety and well-being community, including government relations and a provincial health care agency. She previously served as a Strategic Advisor to a municipal Canadian police service, where she oversaw two bureaus and advised on projects including Community Safety & Well-Being, digital notes for the frontline, public safety broadband and mental health & well-being applications for service members and their families. She holds a Master of Social Science & Economics in Intelligence & Strategic Studies and am a Certified Crisis Management Communications Professional.
She is looking forward to working with the Board and members to advance the critical narrative of reimagining models of delivering sustainable services that improve community safety & well-being for citizens, consumers of, and practitioners within the community safety & well-being ecosystem. She brings a differentiated point of view to the Board as someone who has worked across jurisdictions, alongside practitioners, advising on real-time transformation initiatives.