Meet Lucy

A strategic thinker with more than 15 years of experience in global health, Lucy brings passion as well as strong evaluation, project management, research utilization, business development, communications, advocacy and strategic planning skills. She brings deep experience in advancing global social impact, and her areas of technical knowledge include sexual and reproductive health and rights, family planning, menstrual health, and contraceptive development.

Lucy earned her bachelor’s degree from Duke University and a Master of Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She currently lives in North Carolina. She previously lived and worked for three years in several African countries. She is conversant in French.

In 2016, Lucy was recognized as a global leader in family planning by the Gates Institute’s “120 Under 40: The New Generation of Family Planning Leaders” initiative. Her clients say that she quickly builds trust by making insightful observations, communicating skillfully, and integrating seamlessly into teams. She excels at facilitating the start-up phase of new engagements, and her strong writing and analytic skills result in compelling and valuable final products.

Lucy is also passionate about continual learning and challenge. She is currently practicing her French, learning the ins and outs of running a small business, and training for a 10-mile trail run. She has recently been reading about new evaluation approaches, effective philanthropy, the history of the anti-choice movement, and decolonizing international development. She volunteers monthly with the Carolina Abortion Fund and the Eno River Association. 

Recent Clients

• World Health Organization

• Medicines360

• FHI 360

• Population Reference Bureau

• JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc.

Why Rising Outcomes?

Underlying all of our engagements is a desire to help our clients succeed, whether that means helping them to identify ways to improve or to showcase their successes to their stakeholders – or both.  We bring insight, expertise, creativity, and practicality to transform ideas into action.

Together we make outcomes rise!

Our approach is flexible. We can work with a client for a few hours, a few months, or over an extended engagement. We can provide ad-hoc support as a thought partner or deliver discrete work products that you require. Long-term or short-term, we can customize our approach to meet your needs.

In our partnerships we listen, seek to understand, check what experience or approaches already exist, and design practical solutions that enable our clients to increase their impact. We value passion, collaboration, transparency, and a focus on social justice and equity.

Rising Outcomes, LLC is registered in North Carolina and in the process of becoming a certified women-owned small business.