Meet Our Team

Please feel free to contact us via e-mail or by the phone number listed with any questions or comments.

Lindsey Smith

Project Director
(651) 646-3005 ext. 313

As the Project Director for the Minnesota Prevention Resource Center (MPRC), Lindsey is responsible for project oversight and technical assistance services. Contact Lindsey to learn about what MPRC is up to and how you can get involved or access a new feature! She is also available to assist you in finding the answers to your prevention research questions, including summaries and talking points. Lindsey is also responsible for finding current and user-friendly learning platforms to make prevention science simpler for all stakeholders. Lindsey holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership.

Born and raised in the twin cities area, Lindsey enjoys walking (mixed with jogging) the city lakes with her husband and golden retriever, listening to live music, and is always excited to try new local restaurants. She believes fun is meant to be infused into all areas of life so she often laughs as hard as she works and plays.

Esha Seth

Events Manager
(651) 646-3005 ext. 328

Esha is the Events Manager for the Minnesota Prevention Resource Center. Esha works to ensure that MPRC events run smoothly, attendees have a comfortable stay, and, most importantly, are well-fed. Esha has worked with public health departments and community organizations across the state on tobacco prevention. Originally from India, Esha graduated from Hamline University with a degree in Marketing and Psychology. She was recently admitted at the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health where she will be working on her MPH over the next two years. When she is not working, Esha is cuddling with her cat in front of the television, at a dog park with her husband and dog or making travel plans for her next big adventure around the world.

Erica Oesterreich

Communications Manager
(651) 646-3005 ext. 335

Erica is the Communications Manager for the Minnesota Prevention Resource Center. As a highly seasoned sales and communications professional, she works behind the scenes to bring you our newsletters, MN-Prev and What’s The (data)Point, social media (follow us @MNPrevention), and our soon to be launched new website! Erica has loved ones who have struggled with addiction, and has been a grateful member of Al-anon for over 25 years. Erica founded and co-owned an e-learning sales business for 16 years, has worked in development/fundraising for local health non-profits, and most recently served for seven years as the Membership & Communications Director for the Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce. Erica earned her BBA in Sales and Marketing from Western CT State University and also completed a mini MBA in Nonprofit Management from the University of St Thomas. She has a passion for causes that empower others to live healthier and happier lives. When she’s not working, Erica loves to travel, challenge herself to a rigorous hike with a beautiful vista, and end the day with a fabulous ethnic meal.