International Development Advisor
As The Sheridan Group’s International Development Advisor, Lindsay provides policy expertise and strategic leadership for clients including Save the Children Action Network, the ONE Campaign and Nuru International. Lindsay is also the founder of Gilchrist & Company, an advocacy, policy and communications firm that works with international non-profits, domestic organizations and political candidates.
In 2012, Lindsay worked for mothers2mothers (m2m), an international non-profit that prevents mother-to-child transmission of HIV. As the Senior Advocacy Officer, she led m2m’s efforts to improve knowledge about maternal and child health in Africa. Lindsay represented mothers2mothers with members of Congress, the Executive branch and other NGOs. She also organized advocacy events, including Congressional briefings and a press conference.
Prior to mothers2mothers, Lindsay worked for the U.S. House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health. As a Professional Staff Member, she advised Subcommittee Chairman Donald Payne (D-NJ-10) on global health, security and humanitarian issues in Africa. In addition, she collaborated with the Foreign Affairs Committee staff on the successful passage of the Conflict Minerals Bill, which requires companies to disclose the sources of minerals used in their products. She also organized a Congressional hearing on the status of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and she served as the staff person on the Congressional Sudan Caucus.
Lindsay also worked as a Special Assistant to Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA), providing recommendations for legislative and communications issues. While working for Senator Kennedy, she played a role in several critical pieces of legislation: the Iraqi Refugee Bill, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act and healthcare reform.
Lindsay holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Spanish from the University of San Diego and a master’s in Public Policy from UCLA.
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