Lindsey Pollaczek is Chief of Programs at Fistula Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating the devastating childbirth injury, obstetric fistula. Lindsey is responsible for overseeing the Foundation’s programs that aim to accelerate access to quality and timely care and treatment for women living with fistula. With an annual grant making budget of over $11 million dollars, the global Fistula Foundation program team under the leadership of Lindsey, supports and strengthens partnerships with over 80 hospitals and community organizations working in 27 countries. Lindsey lived in Kenya from 2014-2018 to launch a new model for comprehensive fistula care, which was later adapted and rolled out in Zambia and Democratic Republic of Congo. Prior to joining the Foundation, she worked as a health educator at a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and managed the global portfolio for maternal and child health programs for the organization Direct Relief. She holds a MPH from University of California, Los Angeles and was honored to support the broader AFHE community by serving on the Senior Fellows Advisory Board (2021-2023).