Lynnā McPhatter-Harris

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Manager and Senior Program Specialist

Lynnā McPhatter-Harris, MS, EdD, serves on both the equity and social service practice teams. Part of her work is to assist child welfare agencies in their implementation of equitable strengths-based, solution-focused social work practice aimed at making that work more just by interrupting the cycle of privilege and oppression.

Lynnā also works to support practice that combines the Working With and Across Difference model, safety-organized practice, and the Structured Decision Making® system. On the justice side of her portfolio, Lynnā helps child protection and juvenile probation agencies integrate their work with the dual-jurisdiction youth population and to work across difference to ensure a more equitable system of services for youth and families.

Prior to joining Evident Change, Lynnā worked in the human services, correctional services, and child welfare fields for over 25 years in multiple capacities, including direct service, management, correctional services, therapeutic services, and training. She is trained in multiple modalities that include Courageous Conversation, Knowing Who You Are, the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics, and Personal Approach to Change and Equity. Lynnā earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Bellevue [Nebraska] University and her doctorate in counseling psychology from Argosy University, San Diego, California.

Pronouns: she, her