Director of Policy & Local Strategy
Matt Lyons is the Director of Policy and Research with the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA). In his role, Matt is responsible for developing and executing strategies for policy advocacy and influence in areas impacting health and human services programs.
Prior to joining APHSA, Matt served in a variety of roles in state and local government, including administering economic support programs for Maryland's human services agency, managing disaster recovery programs for the State of New Jersey in response to Superstorm Sandy, and coordinating the delivery of housing and healthy homes programs for the Baltimore City Department of Housing & Community Development. Matt also has worked for a non-profit research institute where he provided technical assistance, data analysis, and information system design and implementation for low-income energy efficiency and community services programs across the country.
Matt has an undergraduate degree in Government and Politics and a Master of Public Policy from the University of Maryland.