Lynne O’Brien

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Princeton University, A.B. 1984

Major: A.B, with honors in Political Science,

Georgetown University, JD, 1991

White House Intern in Counsel’s office 1991 (President George H.W. Bush)


Vice President Biden’s White House Cancer Moonshot, Policy Analyst -2016

DuPont Pharmaceuticals Government Affairs Director (previously joint venture DuPont Merck) 1992 – 2005

  • Headed Washington, DC office and managed all Congressional issues including coverage of pharmaceuticals and radiopharmaceuticals, health care reform, FDA reform and tax
  • Developed strategy and policy positions with corporate leaders
  • Participated in coalitions of specific disease groups including cancer, AIDS and Alzheimer’s

Williams and Jensen  1989-1992

  • Government affairs support for variety of clients including PhRMA, pharmaceutical companies and other health care providers


Pantry Partners, Founder, 2005 – present

  • Developed Cape Cod wide program collecting food from renters for donation to local pantries

Potomac School Board Member and Executive Committee 2010 – current

  • Co-Chair of $50 million capital campaign
  • Member of Committee on Trustees
  • Active in development and strategic direction for school

Leukemia, Lymphoma Society (LLS)

  • Fundraiser for Team in Training 2014, 2015, 2016 (total raised over $1 million)
  • Participate in outreach to patients and Members of Congress

Cape Cod Foundation, Chatham Board Member

National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Board Member 10 years

Princeton University

  • Member of National Alumni Schools Committee
  • DC Chair of Aspire Capital Campaign
  • Class Agent for Annual Giving