Wray Physician and Scholar Alumna Joins Board of Trustees

DENVER, April 20, 2022 — The Boettcher Foundation is pleased to announce that Lindsey Paulson, M.D., has been appointed to the Board of Trustees. Dr. Paulson, a family physician in Wray, is nationally trained in surgical obstetrics and is passionate about providing high quality and safe maternity care in rural Colorado.

Comprised of some of Colorado’s most dynamic business and community leaders, the Boettcher Foundation Trustees are responsible for governing and guiding the Foundation’s mission to support the promise of Colorado and the potential of Coloradans.

“Lindsey is the definition of a doer and difference maker,” said President & CEO Katie Kramer. “Her dream was always to practice rural medicine and give back to the community where she works and lives. Her knowledge and lived experience from growing up and raising a family as a rural Coloradan make her an incredible asset for our board.”

Dr. Paulson, a 1999 Boettcher Scholar from Sargent High School in the San Luis Valley, is the first Scholar Alumna to be named a Trustee. She is the fourth Alum overall to serve on the Foundation’s governing board.

Dr. Paulson said she draws inspiration from the transformational impact that Boettcher’s scholarships and grants have on communities and the lives of Coloradans, including hers.

“Being a Boettcher Scholar has enriched my life both academically and professionally and I have formed many lifelong, enriching friendships,” Dr. Paulson said. “As I pursued my career in rural family medicine, I worked to honor the investment that Boettcher made in me as a young woman and I have developed a passion for the communities and people of Colorado.”

As a physician, Dr. Paulson practices full spectrum family medicine in obstetrics, pediatrics, inpatient, outpatient, and family emergency medicine. She has served two terms as chief of staff at the Wray Community District Hospital and is active on the Wray Hospital Foundation Board.
Her advocacy for rural medicine is well known across Colorado. She currently serves as the North Colorado Family Medicine Rural Training Track where she works to mentor and support the next generation of rural family physicians.

“I love Colorado and especially rural Colorado,“ she said. “I am excited to bring my unique experience to the Boettcher Foundation Board of Trustees as we work together to help Coloradans thrive.”

Dr. Paulson earned her bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from the University of Denver before graduating from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She lives in Wray with her husband, Noah, and their three children.

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