mark-bio-picMr. Lardner is a Senior Policy Analyst at Chapin Hall, providing training and technical assistance to systems implementing the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) and Transformational Collaborative Outcomes Management (TCOM).

Prior to coming to Chapin Hall, Mr. Lardner was the director of CANS Implementation for the State of Maryland while working at the Institute for Innovation and Implementation at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. In this role, he worked closely with the child welfare system on cross-systems initiatives aimed at developing a comprehensive service array based upon the identification of youth needs and strengths. In addition, Mr. Lardner served as a liaison between the public and private sides of the child welfare system. He was awarded a Praed Foundation Outcomes Champion Award in 2013 for his work in Maryland.


Before joining the University of Maryland, Mr. Lardner worked directly with children and families in the child welfare system and the education system in Maryland and New York City.

He is a Licensed Certified Social Worker – Clinical in the State of Maryland and is currently pursuing his doctoral degree at the University of Maryland, School of Social Work. Mr. Lardner earned his MSW from the University of Maryland and his BA from Fairfield University.