Meta House names new chief executive officer
Attorney Amy Lindner begins August 1
Milwaukee attorney Amy L. Lindner has been appointed president and Chief Executive Officer of Meta House, a nationally recognized program treating women in recovery for drug and alcohol addiction and providing comprehensive services for their children. Lindner succeeds Dr. Francine Feinberg, who led the organization for the past 29 years and will be retiring this fall. The transition becomes effective August 1.
Lindner has been an integral part of the growth and diversification at Meta House, having served on the Board of Directors since 2008 and as President of the Board since 2010. Prior to joining the Board, she was an active member of the Meta House Fund Development Committee and a donor.
“I am honored to have this opportunity to lead this inspiring organization that provides crucial services to the women and children of our community,” Lindner said. “I believe deeply in the mission of Meta House and as the nation struggles with health care issues that affect our families, the Meta House team is even more committed to preserving and enhancing the crucial services we provide.”
Lindner also congratulated the leadership and innovations brought to Meta House by Dr. Francine Feinberg, who led the treatment facility to become one of the first in the nation to include children in a residential treatment setting. The approach, initiated in 1988, has helped provide comprehensive services and care in a family-like setting. It has been credited with helping women counteract the effects of maternal substance use and break the cycle of addiction.
“Francine’s leadership has helped thousands of women progress down the road of recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. She built a talented professional staff and an organization characterized by compassionate treatment and successful outcomes,” Lindner said. “I am confident that together we will all continue her legacy of serving the women and children of Milwaukee who are suffering the effects of substance abuse.”
Lindner is a lawyer by training and has practiced with The Schroeder Group and Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren in Milwaukee. She has spent her legal career advocating solutions to complex problems for individual and business clients. A cum laude graduate of the University of Notre Dame School of Law, Lindner earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of Wisconsin. She is a supporter of the Marquette Legal Clinic, the Wisconsin Humane Society, Hunger Task Force, 88.9Radio Milwaukee, WUWM, and the Wauwatosa Public Library Foundation.
Meta House helps women struggling with drug and alcohol addiction reclaim their lives and rebuild their families. Its model program meets the unique needs of women and their children, ending the generational cycle of substance abuse. Meta House was established in 1963 as a seven-bed residential treatment center. Today the organization provides 24-hour housing, care and treatment for women and their children, as well as outpatient treatment services for women able to remain in their own homes while attending day treatment, or intensive outpatient treatment. Its administrative offices and outpatient services are based at 2625 N. Weil St., Milwaukee.
For more information about Meta House, visit www.metahouse.org.