Anne McIntyre-Lahner

Adjunct Professor, DPP, and former Director of Planning and Evaluation, CT Department of Children and Families

Department of Public Policy


Anne has worked in the human services field for thirty-eight years, including twenty-six years with the State of Connecticut, where she led systems change and performance improvement efforts for the Connecticut Department of Children and Families and the Connecticut Judicial Branch. Throughout her career, she has focused on systems improvement by developing and overseeing accountability practices and leading strategic planning and performance management work.

At DCF, Anne implemented agency-wide utilization of Results Based Accountability (RBA) for internal and contracted-service planning and performance management, and introduce an outcome-focused approach in disaster-preparedness planning for the agency. She has been a leader in Connecticut’s inter-agency RBA projects, and as a certified RBA trainer, she regularly helps public and private agency colleagues focus on results to improve their operations and outcomes.  Anne is a frequently requested speaker on implementing of data-driven, and outcome-focused work across large systems, and has presented at numerous local, regional, and international conferences on data-driven decision-making, managing for results, and strengthening government accountability, and overcoming fear of data.

Before entering state service, Anne worked in the non-profit sector for 11 years. She holds a BA degree in English and Experimental Psychology, a MS degree in Counseling and School Psychology, and is an adjunct faculty member in the Criminal Justice Department of the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences at the University of New Haven.

Anne is the author of Stop Spinning Your Wheels: Using Results Based Accountability to Steer Your Agency to Success about implementation of RBA for public or private agency leaders who are ready to focus on outcomes to ensure the people they serve are better off.

Anne McIntyre-Lahner
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