Linn Torto began her new role on October 1st after serving as a consultant to the Department of Developmental Services of Metro-Boston and Charles River West area offices, Department of Veterans Services and Department of Housing and Community Development since 2010. Torto spent eight years prior serving as the Director for Facilities Planning and Financing for the Department of Developmental Services in the Patrick, Romney and Swift administrations. Torto also served as an Assistant Secretary in the Executive Office for Administration and Finance from 2000 to 2002 and spent six years as the Assistant Secretary for Residential Services in the Executive Office of Health and Human Services in the Weld administration, including two years with then-Secretary, Governor Baker. Torto was also a Special Assistant to the Regional Administrator for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s New England Region and served the City of Boston and in the private sector. 

Linn lives with her husband Raymond, an economist and professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and her son in Marblehead. They are avid sailors and supporters of the junior sailing program in Marblehead and  the Old North Church.  In addition and up until her recent appointment to the ICHH,  Linn was  a member of the Board of St. Francis House where she and her family were active volunteers over the last 12 years.