Director of Communications at Century Health Systems (parent company of The
Natick Visiting Nurse Association) is the newest member to join the Youth
The Youth Commission is a nine-member board appointed by the Board of Selectmen to oversee the direction of the WYFS department, and to advocate for the needs of youth and families in Westborough.
The mission of Westborough Youth and Family Services is to provide counseling for children and families, to promote prevention through collaboration with other town and community agencies and to provide education, programming and information which will enhance the lives of children and families in Westborough.
As a Commission member, Schiffman will support the organization’s media outreach initiatives with the goal of helping to raise further awareness of WYFS’ programs and services in Westborough.
“As a parent, I have a strong interest in the programming and resources available to my child and step-children. My passion for healthcare led me to seek a new way to help others in my community, and getting involved in the Youth Commission is a great way to do that,” Schiffman said.
In addition to her more than 14 years’ experience as a public relations practitioner, Lauren also has an extensive background in journalism, marketing and communications.
“Lauren’s background and experience in communications and in the healthcare arena will lend itself well to her role on the Youth Commission. We look forward to working with her,” said John Badenhausen, Director of Westborough Youth & Family Services.
A resident of Westborough, Schiffman holds a Bachelor of Science in Advertising and Public Relations for TV & Radio from Ithaca College.