Former teacher Lyn was elected to the Senate in 1996 and was Parliamentary Leader of the Australian Democrats from 2004 to 2008. She held the Health and Disabilities portfolios, among others, and initiated a Senate inquiry into education services for people with disabilities in 2002.
Lyn was appointed to the Board in July 2008. She also serves on the boards of the Mental Illness Fellowship of Victoria, Orygen Youth Health, Women's Health Council of Victoria, Family Planning Victoria, Berry Street, Alzheimers Australia Vic and chairs the committee of management of her local nursing home.
Appointed to the Board in July 2008.