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John B. Mattingly

NYC Administration for Children's Services
Commissioner
New York, NY, USA


JOHN B. MATTINGLY was appointed Commissioner of New York City's Administration for Children's Services (ACS) on July 6, 2004. ACS was established in January 1996 as the first agency in New York City's history solely devoted to serving children. The agency is responsible for child protective, foster care, adoption, child care and Head Start services.

Mr. Mattingly most recently served as Director of Human Service Reforms at the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a national foundation headquartered in Baltimore and dedicated to helping build better futures for disadvantaged children and families. At the Foundation, Mr. Mattingly designed and for 12 years managed the Family to Family foster care initiative and has also been the Foundation's team leader for child welfare policy. From 1998 to 2001, he served as a member of the New York City Special Child Welfare Advisory Panel, whose work helped end two child welfare class action lawsuits in the City. He also helped to mediate a class action case against the state of Tennessee in 2001 and 2003 and convened a similar panel currently operating in that state.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Mr. Mattingly served for more than six years as the Executive Director of Lucas County Children Services, the public child welfare agency serving the Toledo, Ohio area. Mr. Mattingly has also served as Executive Director of the Institute for Child Advocacy in Cleveland and the West Side Community House in the same city. Prior to that, he directed the statewide effort to remove juveniles from Pennsylvania's adult correctional system known as the Camp Hill Project.

Mr. Mattingly received a Ph.D. in community systems planning from Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh.
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