Meet Lindsey Durham, Lifeline of Ohio’s new Chief Financial Officer!

Why are you passionate about organ, eye and tissue donation and what made you want to work for Lifeline of Ohio?

I came to Lifeline of Ohio because I wanted to work for an organization with a meaningful mission and passionate people. In my interview process, I could see this organization checked all the boxes for me! I could see the dedication of the team to the mission and the commitment of leadership to its people. I could also sense the camaraderie of the team and the visible appreciation for donors and their families. Now, after only a short time, I can honestly tell you that my instincts were right—I am truly thankful for the opportunity to work here!

What do you hope to bring to the position?

I hope to bring the financial perspective to the team to help solve organizational challenges and empower our leaders to have the tools they need to make better financial decisions. While “Financial Stewardship” may not be the most exciting term to everyone, it is a value that I hold very close to my heart.

I want to enable organizations and people to best use the resources entrusted to them. I hope to achieve this by improving our financial systems and processes and leveraging financial data to make informed decisions. Outside of the finance world, I hope to make connections with the team and advocate for the people and mission in any way that I can.

What did you do before coming to Lifeline of Ohio?

Before coming to Lifeline of Ohio, I was the Chief Operating and Finance Officer at National Registry of EMTs, which is the certification body for EMS personnel. Before that, I was an auditor for an accounting firm where I focused primarily on auditing not-for-profit organizations.

Please share a fun fact/hobbies/interests:

I spend most of my free time with my husband, Jason, and two kids—Zoey (5) and Archer (2). We love to spend as much time as we can outdoors, exploring new parks and travelling.