Lindsay Farrell, Open Door President and CEO, has recently received two awards for her exceptional work in the non-profit field. She has been named a 914INC. Women in Business honoree – an award that recognizes some of the most successful, influential and inspirational female executives, entrepreneurs, and government and non-profit leaders in Westchester. In addition, she was awarded a spot on the City & State’s Westchester Power 100 List. The annual list identifies the county’s movers and shakers in politics, organized labor, business, health care, education and other sectors.
Lindsay has dedicated her professional life to being a voice for the underserved, underinsured and uninsured people of Westchester and Putnam counties and has been a leading player in transforming medical care in the region. She began as a volunteer at the federally qualified health care center (FQHC) in 1986 and, after holding roles of its Director of Development and Director of Operations, was appointed to her present position in 1998.
In reflecting on the ongoing impactful work of the Open Door during the pandemic, Lindsay states, “The Open Door Family Medical Center and Foundation has conducted vital outreach to make sure vaccine-hesitant Westchester residents get their COVID-19 shots. Open Door was one of the first FQHCs to participate in the federal Covid-19 vaccination program, and we have provided more than 46,000 vaccinations to over 25,000 individuals to date.”
During her tenure, she has grown Open Door from three health centers to seven sites and has added programs including vision, podiatry, wellness, and supportive services, seven School-Based Health Centers in two communities, and a mobile dental van. The number of patients annually served has increased from 16,000 to 60,000.