Lindsay Beane, DrPH
Lindsay Beane, DrPH, is a public health expert with over 30 years’ experience conducting needs assessments, program development and evaluation, fundraising, strategic planning, and coalition building related to anti-poverty, drug recovery, primary health care, and HIV prevention. She has co-founded four non-profit agencies—two in Boston (Arts in Progress in 1979 and Reel Teen Productions in 1985) and two in Baltimore (Park Heights Community Health Alliance in 1997 and The Readiness Project in 2012)—to foster the cultural arts, youth filmmaking, community revitalization, and HIV and violence prevention.
Lindsay has provided technical assistance and training to hundreds of national, regional, and grassroots nonprofits and government agencies. She has helped to secure over $100 million to support community health centers, hospitals, HIV providers, and social service agencies in Baltimore, Washington DC, and rural North Carolina. For five years, she served as Director of Grants Administration for a $1 billion Maryland-based health system. She has also taught program development and grantwriting at Johns Hopkins University, Morgan State University, Goucher College, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Association for Baltimore Area Grantmakers, and Maryland Association of Nonprofits.
Lindsay’s primary research and activism are focused on HIV and population decline in southern Park Heights, an under-resourced African American community in northwest Baltimore burdened with extreme and disproportionate poverty, substance abuse, incarceration, preventable disease, failing and closing schools, and environmental degradation. In Lindsay traveled to Cuba in 2010 and 2012 to explore the Cuban family-centered universal health system and effective response to the HIV epidemic. In 1999, Lindsay was recognized as a Social Visionary by the Hood College Bonner Scholars Program for her pivotal role in launching the Park Heights Community Health Alliance, an 80-organization coalition dedicated to the revitalization of Park Heights.