Lynn O'Connell - ChairLynn O’Connell is a veteran nonprofit leader with more than 25 years working in the nonprofit sector as a staff person, a consultant, a trainer, and a volunteer. As a consultant, Lynn has worked with more than 50 community-based nonprofit organizations to initiate strategic planning; fundraising and grant writing; and board and organizational development initiatives. She has served 19 years as the executive director at Computer CORE and the Physician Assistant Foundation where she directed grant programs and launched a national health adherence project; now, she is looking forward to using her skills as an Interim Executive. Before her work with nonprofits, Lynn served 12 years as a Foreign Service Officer.
Lynn holds a Masters in Philanthropy from Indiana University, a Certificate in Executive Non-Profit Leadership from Duke University, and is a Fulbright Scholar. Lynn is also on the faculty teaching nonprofit courses at Catholic University, The Graduate School, and George Washington University.
Lynn joined Together Women Rise in 2008. For four years, she volunteered for the Education Committee, writing the book, film, and fair-trade recommendations related to each month’s grantee. In 2014, she joined the Grant Selection Committee, and in April 2017, she became Chair of the Grant Selection Committee. She has had the pleasure of being a member of four chapters over the years, and has also participated in a past Travel Program.Follow