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Danielle Cerny is a program director at the Harvard Kennedy School's Government Performance Lab, where she leads the GPL's performance improvement efforts in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Chicago. She also helped Massachusetts develop, launch and manage its three pay-for-success initiatives.

Before joining the GPL, Cerny served as social innovation finance manager for Massachusetts' Executive Office of Administration and Finance and as a legislative director in the Massachusetts Senate. She holds a master's degree in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, a law degree from Georgetown University and a bachelor's degree in public policy from Brown University.

January 8, 2019

Turning a Commitment to Outcomes Into Practice

A vision for results-driven government isn't enough. The way business is conducted needs to change.
September 25, 2018

When That Pay-for-Success Project Ends

Early adopters have a lesson for the next generation of PFS projects: It's important to plan from the start for what comes next.