Our Staff

LEE LOUNSBURY
Executive Director
Llounsbury@welfareresearch.org

Lee Lounsbury joined WRI as Executive Director in December 2012. Lee has over thirty years of experience in the administration and supervision of human services with extensive experience in child welfare, including preventive services, foster care and adoption. Most recently she served as Associate Executive Director at the Council of Family and Child Caring Agencies (COFCCA), where she coordinated the NYS Coalition of 853 Schools, as well as legislative and budget advocacy on behalf of non-profit agencies providing child welfare and juvenile justice services statewide.

Previously, she worked for many years at the NYS Office of Children and Family Services, most recently as Associate Commissioner in the child welfare and community services division, where she had administrative responsibility for coordination of federal child welfare reviews, permanency planning, adoption services and the Bridges to Health Medicaid waiver program.

Lee holds a Bachelors degree in Social Work from the University at Albany and a Master's of Public Administration degree from Russell Sage College.

Lee Lounsbury