Lynne Cripe, Ph.D.

Director of Resilience Services


Lynne is the Director of Resilience Services at KonTerra and currently serves as the Director of the USAID Staff Care Center in Washington, DC – a government contract managed by KonTerra and led by ADRVantage.

Known for her collaboration and facilitation skills, Lynne has demonstrated ability to develop high performing teams and facilitate cultural change in complex organizations. Drawing on her experience in human resources, program and the field, Lynne is able to identify practical and technically sound interventions that promote the resilience of staff and improve team and leader effectiveness.

While serving as Director of Employee Engagement, Support & Communications at CARE USA, Lynne conceptualized and implemented a comprehensive staff support program and formed productive collaborations with key stakeholders to expand staff support and influence organizational culture. A skilled crisis manager, Lynne developed and implemented multiple protocols for crisis and emergency response bringing staff support to the forefront of crisis management.

While a technical advisor with USAID, she provided technical assistance and strategic analysis to NGO partners and USAID missions pertaining to the psychosocial support of children affected by armed conflict, survivors of torture and disaster-affected communities. She has also consulted, facilitated and offered training related to stress, resilience and organizational development for a variety of non-profit organizations.

Lynne earned a BA in Behavioral Studies from The Master’s College and her PhD in Social Ecology from the University of California, Irvine. She was a Fulbright Scholar in the Philippines and has worked in more than 25 countries, primarily in high-risk environments.