Mr. Mark Lardner, LCSW-C
Senior Policy Analyst
Mark Lardner, LCSW-C is a Senior Policy Analyst at the Center for Innovation in Population Health at the University of Kentucky providing training and technical assistance to systems implementing Transformational Collaborative Outcomes Management (TCOM) and the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS). Mark also works with a several child welfare systems, providing support around the implementation of their Title IV-E waivers.
Mr. Lardner is the former director of CANS Implementation for the State of Maryland while working at the Institute for Innovation and Implementation at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. In this role he worked closely with the child welfare system on cross-systems initiatives aimed at developing a comprehensive service array based upon the identification of youth needs and strengths. In addition, Mark served as a liaison between the public and private sides of the child welfare system. He was awarded a Praed Foundation Outcomes Champion Award in 2013 for his work in Maryland.
Prior to coming to UK, Mr. Lardner was at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago supporting TCOM implementation within child serving systems. Mr. Lardner worked directly with children and families in the child welfare system and the education system in Maryland and New York City. He earned his MSW from the University of Maryland and his BA from Fairfield University.