Lynda Blancato

Lynda Blancato

Assistant Director
Lynda Blancato

Lynda Blancato is an Assistant Director with the Government Performance Lab, where she leads a team supporting Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services to design and implement performance improvement strategies to strengthen service delivery and improve outcomes for children and families. In engagements with Florida’s Department of Children and Families, North Carolina’s Department of Commerce, and the City of New Orleans, Lynda has led data-driven efforts to integrate child welfare and behavioral health services to improve treatment outcomes for caregivers with substance use disorders, improve how local workforce areas identify and serve high-need jobseekers, and strengthen outreach and engagement of opportunity youth in education and workforce services. Prior to joining the GPL, Lynda worked in education as an advisor to state education agencies, K-12 arts program manager, and middle school math teacher. She earned a Master in Business Administration from Yale School of Management and a BA in History from Yale University and resides in Raleigh, NC.