Meet Our Team

Lauren Denton, MA
Executive Director

Lauren is responsible for building advocacy and philanthropy, and managing coordinated researcher and clinician collaboration to drive innovation and emerging sustainable models of care for the mast cell disease community. She brings over a decade of experience in healthcare nonprofit sector leading operations and building multi-millions in capacity to enhance health initiatives and increasing patient access to quality and affordable care across the nation. In 2020, Lauren was recognized as one of Association for Healthcare Philanthropy’s 40 Under 40 cohort who are shaping the future of the healthcare development industry. She is passionate about her work in part by having a family member who had an incurable disease, she quickly learned the importance of quality and integrated healthcare, the need for advancement of research, along with the role of caregivers.









 Ivy Lopez, RN, BN, MEd
Director of Patient Programs

Ivy is responsible for leading the overall programmatic delivery of education and learning for our community of patients and health care providers.  She brings over a decade of experience in public health, wellness education, program development and stakeholder engagement. Ivy is passionate about education and committed to health equity, diversity and inclusion.  She has dedicated her life to serving and empowering patients and other healthcare stakeholders.  She looks forward to leveraging her clinical and administrative expertise to work alongside the TMS community, providing continued support to patients, families and medical professionals in this new role.