Ms. Lerner has worked for more than 15 years in health and human services management, in both direct service settings—health care and substance abuse treatment facilities—and in contracts funding and administration. At WPA, Ms. Lerner combines her social services, health care and contracting expertise, management skill and legal knowledge to address the complex needs of clients. Prior to joining WPA in 2000, Ms. Lerner worked at Medical and Health Research Association of NYC where she oversaw negotiation and programmatic monitoring of Ryan White Title I-funded services in New York City. She holds a J.D. from Fordham University and an M.A. in Health Education from New York University.