Lauren Onken is the Executive Director of the Heart and Vascular service line for the UNC Health Care System. In this role, she partners with the System Physician-in-Chief of Heart and Vascular to set the strategic direction of the service line, support strategic alignment, and govern centralized reporting. Prior to joining the Heart and Vascular leadership team in 2015, Lauren served UNC Health Care in strategic, network development, and leadership roles beginning in 2008 when she completed the Administrative Fellowship at UNC Hospitals. Her areas of expertise include acquisitions, negotiation, strategy, and system service line leadership. Lauren holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Information Technology with a focus on Decision Support Systems and a concentration in Leadership from Virginia Tech. She has a Master of Health Care Administration degree with a focus on Quality from the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health in Chapel Hill.