Lauren Gwinn first joined myPotential at Home in 2018 as the outreach liaison, allowing her to integrate in the Winchester community. She is involved in the Top of Virginia Chamber of Commerce and has served in leadership roles with the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s, the Senior Interest Network Lead Share Group and as Board of Trustee member for The Shenandoah Fellowship Foundation and Winchester House. Her hard work earned myPotential at Home Best in Home Care nominations two years in a row through the “Winchester Star Awards,” winning the award in 2020. She has also been nominated twice for the Top of Virginia’s Emerging Leader Award and Citizen of the Year awards.

Gwinn was inspired to work with older adults from enjoying a close relationship with her grandmother growing up. Gwinn states, “When I see a need in the community, I tend to act on it. My grandmother has been a driving force in my life since I was young and that relationship drove me into this field. I approach every decision and every conversation with a client and their family in the same way I would with my own grandmother. There is still a huge need for home care services in all the areas National Lutheran Communities & Services operates, and I am really excited to help tackle that need.”