As Director of U.S. Programs and Partnerships at Americares, Lindsay O’Brien oversees and drives the strategic direction for the largest provider of medical aid to the U.S. healthcare safety net. The U.S. Program supports a network of more than 1,000 clinics and health centers serving more than 5 million patients in need. Since joining Americares, Lindsay has helped the program distribute more than $200 million annually in prescription medications to clinics in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. In addition, Lindsay and her team work with partner clinics nationwide to increase their capacity, provide comprehensive care, improve health outcomes and reduce costs for patients. She oversees research initiatives focused on diabetes prevention, healthy food integration and hypertension and clinic based programs in mental and behavioral health, oral health, and Patient Centered Medical Home recognition.
Before joining AmeriCares, Lindsay worked in domestic micro finance providing technical assistance to small business owners lacking traditional access to credit. She has also delivered grants, affordable loans 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 University, a certificate in Leadership Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and is a certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor. She is a graduate of Amherst College.
Lindsay lives in Riverside with her husband, Terry, and three children.