Lynn Rozental has 25 years of experience in philanthropy.  Much of that work has been in the healthcare field, including at George Washington University’s Schools of Nursing and Medicine, and the Inova Health System Foundation in Northern Virginia.   Her interest in aphasia began in 1978, when a favorite aunt suffered a severe stroke and was largely silenced for the last decade of her life.  It continued in more recent years when she tried to help a close friend find post stroke services.  They found them at the Stroke Comeback Center, where she learned more about aphasia, and the effectiveness of group speech therapy.

Lynn has a degree in history from Bryn Mawr College and an M.S. in historic preservation from the University of Vermont.  Her first career included work as the Executive Director of Historic York, Inc. in York, PA, and as the Director of The Lyceum, Alexandria Virginia’s History Museum.  She is a native of Vermont and whenever she gets the chance, returns to help her extended family with their maple syrup business. She lives in Falls Church, Virginia.