Elizabeth Lee

Senior Policy Analyst

Elizabeth Lee is a Senior Policy Analyst at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago. Lee provides implementation and capacity building assistance to multiple public and private child welfare agencies across the country. Her work focuses on strategic planning, implementation and change management, stakeholder engagement and facilitation, policy analysis, building a sustainable Continuous Quality Improvement infrastructure, and the Family First Prevention Services Act.

Prior to joining Chapin Hall, Lee was the Assistant Director of Protection and Prevention Services at the Virginia Department of Social Services. Lee led efforts to bring stakeholders together to transform the child welfare system. She led the strategic planning, implementation and change management of the Family First Prevention Services Act, including a redesigned In-Home Services Program. She also supported the development of the Center for Evidence-Based Partnerships in Virginia. Lee developed, communicated, and executed clear visions of large-scale projects, including the partnership with the Quality Improvement Center for Workforce Development (QIC-WD), National Governor’s Association Three Branch Institute, Safe Sleep campaign and Baby Box Pilot and Research Study, and the development of the Child and Family Services Plan.

Lee holds a Master of Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Bachelor of Social Work from Christopher Newport University.

Master of Social Work, Virginia Commonwealth University

Bachelor of Social Work, Christopher Newport University