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The Guidance Center, a subsidiary organization of The NARBHA Institute, is a not-for-profit Community Mental Health Center providing a full range of services to individuals of all ages in Flagstaff, Williams, and surrounding Northern Arizona communities. With a budget of $20 million, the Guidance Center employs over 200 staff at two main locations that serve almost 3,000 consumers annually.

CEO Lauren Lauder has been employed in the health and human services field for close to 20 years. Prior to joining The Guidance Center, she served as the Senior Vice President of Northern Arizona with Southwest Behavioral & Health Services. During her leadership, Lauren was responsible for service expansion, implementation and development of integrated care, and data-based decision making. Lauren also has previous experience working at the Regional Behavioral Health Authority (NARBHA). Her responsibilities included working to expand service provision, implementing evidence-based treatment models, and compliance monitoring. She earned her Bachelor of Social Work from Northern Arizona University, her Master of Social Work from New Mexico Highlands University, and her Master of Business Administration from the University of West Georgia. Lauren is licensed in the state of Arizona as an Independent Substance Abuse Counselor. 

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