Office of the Vice President

Council Designee: Lynn Rosenthal, White House Advisor on Violence Against Women

Lynn Rosenthal is the White House Advisor on Violence Against Women. From 2000-2006, Ms. Rosenthal served as the Executive Director of the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) where she represented 54 state and territorial coalitions whose collective membership included more than 2000 local domestic violence programs. Ms. Rosenthal played a major advocacy role in the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act in 2000 and 2005 and has assisted states and local communities with implementation of this groundbreaking federal legislation. She partnered with The Allstate Foundation to develop a highly successful national initiative to promote economic empowerment for survivors of violence.

Prior to her service at NNEDV, Lynn was director of the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence and on her return to Florida in 2006, Ms. Rosenthal developed the state’s first comprehensive plan to help survivors of violence find housing. She most recently served as the Executive Director of the New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

Lynn Rosenthal has a bachelor’s degree in social work from Florida State University.

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