Alexandria, VA – The Del Ray Business Association board elected Dr. Lauren Fisher president of the business group representing small, independent, and locally owned businesses in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria. Mara Benner, the founder of Four Directions Wellness, was elected vice president.
“I am honored to be representing an amazing group of resilient, supportive, and community-oriented business owners,” said Dr. Fisher. “I look forward to helping our local businesses and community members adapt, evolve, and strengthen over this next year. In the words of Helen Keller, ‘Alone we do so little, together we can do so much.’”
Dr. Fisher is the co-owner and founder of Del Ray Psych & Wellness, an integrative wellness center in the heart of Del Ray. In addition to running the business, Dr. Fisher is a clinical psychologist. Her specialties include mindfulness-based psychotherapy, positive psychology, trauma-informed approaches, and wellness coaching.
Dr. Fisher has served on the Del Ray Business Association board since 2017, most recently as vice president. She also co-chairs the Wellness District, a collaborative group of wellness providers within the association. Dr. Fisher has been an active member of the events committee, chairing the popular Spring Bar Crawl and Candy Cane Bar Crawls that have brought the community together to benefit local nonprofits. Dr. Fisher received the Business Star Award from the Del Ray Business Association for her community involvement and service in 2017; was named to the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce 40 Under 40 list in 2019; and her practice, Del Ray Psych & Wellness, received the Alexandria Chamber’s 2020 Rising Star Business Award.
“Together, we have accomplished so much to get Del Ray on the map,” said outgoing Del Ray Business Association President Sue Kovalsky of The Jen Walker Team. “We have great momentum, which will only continue under Lauren’s leadership.
Meet Dr. Lauren Fisher
If I’m not in the office, you’ll find me: Running a community event, travelling, or socializing with friends.
Favorite Del Ray tradition: Art on the Avenue
Favorite Del Ray dish: Sassy Goat Sandwich from Cheesetique
Favorite happy hour spot: Pork Barrel BBQ on Fridays
Favorite workout: Running