Most recently, Lynn Tiede was an independent consultant working with nonprofit organizations, government agencies and foundations to strengthen their programs and initiatives. As a consultant, Lynn served as Senior Policy Advisor for CHAMPS, a national policy campaign to promote quality foster parenting. Lynn also co-authored issue briefs on effective financing and implementation of evidence-based prevention programs for Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Evidence2Success initiative. In addition, Lynn consulted with Boys and Girls Clubs of America Native Services Unit, the Redlich Horwitz Foundation, the U.S. Office of Adolescent Health, Wyman Center, and the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention, an initiative of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Previously, as Policy Director for the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative, Lynn worked with staff, young adults with lived expertise, and community and national partners in the execution of a common set of child welfare policy goals. In this role, Lynn co-authored a series of publications on adolescent brain development and implications for child welfare policy and practice. Earlier in her career, as Policy Manager for Parents and Teachers National Center, Lynn worked with a national coalition of partners on the development and introduction of legislation for federal funding of home visitation programs. Lynn also has experience in education research, community development, and international democracy development.