Lauren Carey

Program Officer 4
Ohio Means Jobs | Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Workforce Development Board


Lauren Carey has been working as a Program Officer at OMJ|CC since May 2017. Lauren manages the procurement, implementation, and compliance of the Adult and Dislocated Worker program in this role. She’s an advocate for transformation and the constant pursuit to evolve and be better in workforce system processes and service provision. She believes that a diverse and inclusive workforce brings high value to organizations, employees, and society as a whole and is engaged in advancing OMJ|CC’s efforts to improve racial and economic equity for Cleveland and Cuyahoga County residents. Lauren's previous experiences include program leadership positions at Cuyahoga County Job & Family Services and the Florida Department of Revenue. Lauren has a bachelor’s degree from Spelman College and an MBA from Penn State University.

Q & A

What activity do you most look forward to post-pandemic

Traveling. I love to travel! I really enjoy warm places and relaxing in the sun. If I ever mention that I’m going on a vacation, you can assume it is to a warm climate.

What is the best stress release?

Baking. I love to experiment with new recipes for desserts, and my friends and family love being my guinea pigs. My most requested baked goods are red velvet cupcakes and lemon sour cream pound cake.

Why did you choose to live in your community?

The diversity. It was important to me to live in a place that welcomed everyone. In my neighborhood, everyone is not just allowed to be there, but instead, they fell genuinely welcome to be there.

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