Lyndsay Alexander oversees the Contemplative Sciences Center’s (CSC) Student Flourishing division, supports expansion of the center’s national and international networks, and ensures CSC’s work is streamlined, efficient, and mission oriented.
Lyndsay joined CSC in August 2019, building on more than 15 years’ experience in organizational leadership, project management, coalition development, fundraising, and strategic communications. From 2013-2019, Lyndsay served as National Assistant Vice President for the Healthy Air Campaign at the American Lung Association in Washington, DC, where she directed a nationwide campaign to advance federal clean air policies to protect public health from major sources of air pollution, such as power plants, vehicles, and other industrial sources. Lyndsay also served as Director of Advocacy for the Healthy Air Campaign, representing the American Lung Association’s federal policy priorities before Congress, the White House, and federal agencies including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Prior to joining the American Lung Association, Lyndsay spent three years advocating for the federal policy priorities of the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign and separately launched the Sierra Club’s first ever faith partnerships initiative to foster collaboration with diverse communities of faith to advance shared environmental values. Lyndsay also held positions at the National Religious Partnership for the Environment, the University of Tennessee’s Energy Environment and Resources Center, and the North Carolina Public School Forum.
Lyndsay co-edited Holy Ground: A Gathering of Voices on Caring for Creation (Sierra Club Books, 2008) and serves as a board member of Grace and Race Ministries, Inc. She also serves on the National Advisory Committee of the Health and Climate Solutions Hub, a project of George Mason University and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Lyndsay has an MPA with a certificate in environmental policy from the University of Tennessee and a BA in Public Policy Analysis with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She holds professional certificates in climate change and health from Yale University School of Public Health; lay ministry from Wesley Seminary, with a focus on spiritual formation and contemplative practices; and principles of business from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.