Lyn is currently a doctoral candidate and Tomlinson Fellow in the School of Social Work at McGill. She has devoted over 35 years to developing culturally responsive social services, education, and health/mental health care, nationally and internationally, with an emphasis on ethnic community collaboration and leadership. Her work has included research (ethnic identity, international development, community service collaboration, health care, and community-based participatory research) and directing community-based programs and national technical assistance initiatives (National Alliance for Multicultural Mental Health and, for the past 10 years, Bridging Refugee Youth & Children's Services, www.brycs.org). She holds an MSW and MA in Anthropology/Medical Behavioral Sciences. Her current research focuses on the role of cross-sector collaboration and community partnerships in improving the relevance and effectiveness of education, health/mental health care, and social services for refugees and immigrants.