Lynne Doblin, Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation

TITLE: Executive Director

FOCUS AREAS: Health, education, economic mobility

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PROFILE:  Lynne Doblin has been the executive director at the Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation since 2011. She served as the interim executive director before that. Doblin attended Harvard University for her M.P.A. and Duke University for her B.A.

She serves as an officer on the board of Associated Grantmakers and her bio shares:

Lynne Doblin has served as Executive Director of the Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation since 2011.  With the Smith Family Foundation for over a decade, she previously served as its Program Director.  The Smith Family Foundation distributes approximately $13 million in grants each year aimed at promoting the health, educational attainment, and economic mobility of Greater Boston residents.

Prior to joining the Smith Family Foundation, Ms. Doblin worked as a senior manager at the City of Charlotte, NC.  During her tenure there, she led the city’s housing, job training and economic development programs and managed City partnerships with community-based organizations.   In previous positions she served as a lobbyist for two nonprofit organizations in Washington, DC and worked in international development for a non-governmental organization based in Geneva, Switzerland. 

Her educational background includes a Master’s in Public Administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and a BA from Duke University.  She lives in Belmont, MA with her husband and three children.