Lindsey is a visionary and collaborative leader dedicated to advancing equitable social change. She is an independent consultant with twenty years of experience across civic, government, and nonprofit spaces, and excels at building grounded and authentic partnerships, and designing and implementing ambitious initiatives in complex environments. Through her work as a Director of Stewardship at The Rippel Foundation, Lindsey led the design and implementation of FORESIGHT, a 3-year, national philanthropic partnership that used a futures-oriented process to create an equitable vision for health and well-being, and mobilized a powerful, cross-sector network around it. Lindsey also led health transformation work with place-based partnerships around the country and co-authored Beyond the Grant, a financing workbook used by national health leaders. Prior to joining Rippel she led her own consulting practice which focused on designing and delivering impactful civic and nonprofit programs, was an analyst for the City of Minneapolis and a public sector advisor for a private consultancy. She has a Master’s in Public Policy from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and a BA from Iowa State University. Lindsey has taught financing methods at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (Spring 2023).
Lindsey is certified in Human Systems Dynamics, a discipline grounded in complexity theory that strengthens our ability to understand complex patterns and discern useful actions. She is an Advanced Practitioner in the Team Diagnostic Survey, a valuable tool used to identify the strengths and weaknesses of teams and design effective team interventions.