Senior Director of Policy & Practice
Matt Lyons is the Senior Director of Policy & Practice with the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA). In his role, Matt leads APHSA’s influence strategies, advancing policy change across federal human services systems and driving state and local practice and process improvement reforms.
Matt brings to APHSA extensive experience across an array of people-serving public systems, having led state- and local-level policy design and implementation within public benefits, housing, health, and workforce development programs. Matt brings his passion for tackling the finer points of policy details together with a clear North Star for equitable, community-centered systems to drive towards transformative change in human services.
In his spare time, Matt spends his days being silly with his two kids, Samuel and Charlie, and his dog and work buddy, Pepper. Matt has a bachelor’s degree in government and politics and a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Maryland (go Terps!).