Lynny Brown

Partner, Health & Outdoors

Lynny Brown (she/her) advocates for a healthier future for people and nature through equitable investments in health and the environment. At Willamette Partnership, she works on natural infrastructure planning, improving children and family health by connecting them to the outdoors, and collaborating for water justice. 

Her background with Early Head Start and social services has grounded her trust in community-driven solutions and she is passionate about improving the health and well-being of children and families. Lynny is an alumna of the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO)’s Climate, Health, and Housing Institute and joins a strong cohort of community leaders organizing for systemic change to address the root causes of environmental justice issues. She has an MPH from the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health in Environmental Systems and Human Health and a BA in Religion from Oberlin College. Don’t expect emails from her on Fridays — she’s out climbing, surfing, or strolling outside with her pups.

“Some of my earliest and fondest memories are of running around the small green area of my apartment complex in Bangkok. The few plants, stagnant pond, and small field of grass were a refuge from fast-paced city life. Now as a public health professional, I recognize how good that space was for me physically, mentally, and spiritually. Meaningful access to the outdoors looks different for various communities. Yet, we are all connected to the environment and depend on it to live healthy and happy lives.”