Director of Education and Transition Programs, Mercy Connections
Anne Lezak, MPA, currently works as Director of Education and Transition Programs for Mercy Connections in Burlington. She has run her own consulting firm, ADL Consulting, for over 25 years. Anne is a seasoned organizational consultant, writer/editor, teacher and grant writer, with expertise in policy, planning, and outcome measurement in human services and communities. For three years, she was Project Coordinator for Benchmarks for a Better Vermont (BBVT). BBVT was a federally funded grant project bringing together a consortium of statewide capacity builders to help Vermont nonprofits effectively use Results-Based Accountability (RBA) to strengthen their ability to measure and improve performance. From 2011-2014, Anne served as faculty for Marlboro College Graduate School, teaching Evaluation and Outcome Measurement, with a focus on RBA. She has served as an RBA trainer and facilitator throughout Vermont, providing guidance to the Vermont State Legislature and numerous public and nonprofit agencies. Anne has a long history of political and community activism, and served on a number of boards throughout her many years living in Rutland County, VT. She was executive director of a youth-serving organization, and earlier worked as Coordinator, Program for Homeless Mentally Ill Persons, for the National Institute of Mental Health (now Center for Mental Health Services).