Lynn Rosenthal is Policy Director for the Biden Foundation’s Violence Against Women Initiatives.
Prior to joining the Biden Foundation, Lynn inspired action to end gender-based violence as a consultant and served as the Vice President for Strategic Partnerships at the National Domestic Violence Hotline.
From 2009-2014, Lynn served as the first-ever White House Advisor on Violence Against Women. As a senior advisor to Vice President Biden, Lynn developed new initiatives to address sexual violence, reduce domestic violence homicides, and improve the workplace response to violence against women. She co-chaired the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault and was a key architect of its recommendations. Lynn represented the Vice President on the White House Council on Women and Girls and co-chaired the Federal Interagency Working Group on HIV/AIDS and Violence Against Women.
From 2000-2006, Lynn was Executive Director of the National Network to End Domestic Violence where she represented state domestic violence coalitions in Congress and worked closely with corporate leaders to develop funding initiatives addressing violence against women. She served as the executive director of state domestic violence coalitions in Florida and New Mexico and as a consultant in Florida working to improve housing options for domestic violence survivors. Lynn began her work at the grassroots, serving as director of a local domestic violence shelter and rape crisis center. Prior to her work in the anti-violence movement, Lynn devoted ten years to protecting reproductive rights and served as a clinic administrator, lay health worker, and pro-choice organizer. From 1989-1993, Lynn led a coalition of groups in Florida opposing legislative efforts to restrict abortion rights.
In 2010, Lynn married her long-term partner when marriage equality was granted in the District of Columbia. She currently lives in the same area.