Community Outreach Manager
Lyndsi Lambert joined the Rifeline team in April 2017 as a contract specialist with over 10 years experience in community outreach and programming, including 5+ years in project management. Her expertise includes best practices research, coalition building through an equity lens and a community-asset based approach, event planning, media relations, sustainable program development and implementation, evaluation, grants administration and population health.
As Public Involvement Manager for Rifeline, Lyndsi manages a portfolio of contracts for a diverse range of clients, including Central Health, CP&Y, Atkins, Waste Management, Capital Metro and Austin Water. She provides strategic guidance for clients on stakeholder outreach and organizes workgroups, workshops, open houses and other special events designed to educate community members who will potentially be impacted by client projects, and gathers community input in ways that clients can use to improve those projects.
Prior to joining Rifeline, Lyndsi was based in Portland, OR, where she worked with Health Care Without Harm on a national research project funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to explore nonprofit hospital community benefit investment in diet-related disease prevention and local, sustainable food systems. In Baton Rouge, LA, Lyndsi coordinated a three-year, $2.3 million-dollar grant project for the Mayor’s Healthy City Initiative, where she helped launch the Red Stick Mobile Farmers Market, Healthy Corner Store Initiative, East Baton Rouge Food Access Policy Commission, Project Fit America, Cooking Matters, Healthy BR Food Week and Baton
Rouge Farm to School – effectively expanding food access and health education to nearly 61,000 East Baton Rouge residents.
Lyndsi is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Arts in English and earned her Master of Arts in San Francisco at the California Institute of Integral Studies. She has also earned a certificate in Sustainability Management.