Lindsay O'Brien serves as the Director of U.S. Programs & Partnerships at AmeriCares. In this role, she focuses on building capacity within the health care safety net throughout the country. Lindsay's responsibilities include expanding and strengthening the partner network through targeted initiatives and both growing and generating efficencies in AmeriCares Access to Medicines Program. Prior to joining the U.S. team, Lindsay served on the Emergency Response and Recovery Team at AmeriCares, overseeing the distribution of grant funds, medicines and supplies to hospitals, clinics and other nonprofit organizations post-Super Storm Sandy in October 2012 and the Oklahoma Tornadoes in May 2013.
Before joining AmeriCares, Lindsay worked in domestic micro finance providing technical assistance to small business owners lacking traditional access. Prior to this role, she delivered grants, affordable credit and technical assistance to small business owners in Lower Manhattan impacted by the events of September 11th. This recovery team distributed more than $34 million in aid and helped to retain over 6,000 jobs.
Lindsay holds her Master's in Public Administration with a focus on Nonprofit Management from New York Universityand holds a certificate in Leadership Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. She is a graduate of Amherst College.