Dr. Lindsey Wimmer DNP, CPNP, RN, PHN, Co-Presenter

Dr. Lindsey Wimmer

Lindsey Wimmer DNP, RN, PHN, CPNP, CPLC, is the Founder and Executive Director of the Star Legacy Foundation. In this role, Dr. Wimmer coordinates research initiatives, manages education programs for health professionals and families, and oversees bereavement support programs. She is a co-investigator for the Study of Trends and Associated Risks for Stillbirth (STARS) and the Pregnancy Research Project. Star Legacy Foundation is the nation’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to stillbirth prevention and care, with more than twenty chapters from coast to coast. Dr. Wimmer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN, a Master of Science degree in pediatric nursing from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, CO, and a Doctorate in Nursing Practice from St. Catherine University. She is certified as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with experience in emergency and primary care and has taught in associate and baccalaureate-level nursing programs. Dr. Wimmer is also certified in Perinatal Loss Care (CPLC) and frequently presents at conferences and workshops around the United States on perinatal loss prevention and bereavement care. She currently serves on the Minnesota Maternal Child Health Advisory Task Force, the Minnesota Perinatal Quality Collaborative, and the International Stillbirth Alliance Advocacy Working Group. Her previous appointments include the Child Death Review Advisory Committee and as a Stillbirth Editor for the British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Lindsey has been recognized for her work with the Daisy Award, the Marian Sokol Award for Advancement in Stillbirth, the Butterfly Awards, the 2020 L’Oreal Women of Worth, and the Point of Light Award.