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Lindsay Coates

Executive Vice President, InterAction

Lindsay Coates is Executive Vice President of InterAction a community of nearly 200 US based NGOs where she leads the public policy and outreach work. Lindsay serves on board of the Global Health Council, the steering committee of the World Bank Global Partnership for Social Accountability, the Obama administration’s Task Force on Global Poverty, the Board of Episcopal Relief and Development and the Public Policy Committee of the Independent Sector.  She has been the COO of Population Action International, which advocates for access to family planning services and began her career as a civil rights lawyer in Mississippi. From 2008-2009, Lindsay was a nonresident Fellow of Seminar XXI, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for International Studies. She holds a JD from the University of Mississippi, a BA magna cum laude from the University of the South at Sewanee.