Lauren Isbell, CEO
Lauren Isbell became part of the Nevus Family when her youngest daughter, Maylee Joy, was born with a facial congenital melanocytic nevus in 2017. After attending her first conference in 2018, she served as a volunteer on the Fundraising Committee prior to being selected as the new CEO of Nevus Outreach in 2019. Lauren has been living the non-profit life since girlhood if you count slinging Girl Scout Cookies. Powered by strong coffee, cheap wine, and Broadway show-tunes she loves to be a connector of ideas, people, and goodwill.
A social worker at heart, she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Arkansas State University and completed both a three-year training program, the Community Development Institute, at the University of Central Arkansas and Non-Profit Management Executive Education Progam with Northwestern University in Chicago. She’s worked at a half dozen non-profits and has had a myriad of opportunities to develop skills as a problem-solver and innovator while helping direct campaigns that shifted organizational culture. She’s always been a lover of the written word- published for the first time at age 8. She uses it to craft messages to donors, strategic partners, and others to drive intentional, strategic results.
She lives in the Mississippi Delta, just west of Memphis, Tennessee with her husband Tyler, their four children, their Siberian Husky, Maya, whom she adores, and her ungrateful rescue kitten Piper who was definitely the kids’ idea.
Kathy Fox, Conference Coordinator
Kathy Fox has been involved with Nevus Outreach since 2001. She served as the first Executive Director, as a consultant on several projects, as Development Director from 2006-2009. Kathy has attended 7 Nevus Outreach International Conferences both as a staff member and as a volunteer and loves the people she has met over the years.
For 30+ years, Kathy has provided leadership, insight and wisdom to businesses and nonprofit organizations. She is a Coach, Trainer, Business Advisor and Consultant with specialties in executive leadership, coaching, management, training and fundraising. Kathy holds a degree in Business Management from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master of Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma with an emphasis on Training and Organization Development. She is a Certified Professional Coach, having completed rigorous training through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching, and is an Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner.
Kathy is married to Kelly. She is mom to Kimberly and Kevin and granny to Lilly. By marriage, she has welcomed into her family, 3 children, their partners, and 2 more grandchildren!