Headshot of Linda Carlisle, Acting Child Advocate

Linda Carlisle, the Acting Child Advocate, was Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Social Services, now the Department of Children and Families (DCF), from 1993-1999. She served two terms on the first Massachusetts Court Management Advisory Board for the Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court, and on the Board of Trustees for the Boston Children’s Museum. She has done management consulting and served as an evaluator for the Kennedy School of Government Innovations in State and Local Government awards. She holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Administration from Columbia University.