Lyman has been at Casey Family Programs since 2002, where he has managed direct service operations and served as a strategic consultant for the foundation. From 2012 through 2015 he was privileged to serve as a Senior Fellow at the US Department of Justice where he worked on Youth Violence Prevention, Juvenile Justice Systems Reform, Eliminating Racial Disparities and Cross-systems alignment/coordination.
Prior to joining Casey Family Programs Lyman served, for 20 years, in various roles for King County (Seattle) Juvenile Court.
Facilitating systems reform and coordination, improving outcomes for vulnerable children and families, and achieving racial equity have been particular areas of focus during Lyman’s career. He currently supports efforts within the foundation designed to achieve racial justice and transform child welfare systems into child, family and community “well-being” systems. Lyman represents Casey Family Programs on the National Steering Committee of the Youth Transition Funders Group, where he helped co-author the recently released version 2.0 of their Well Being Framework.
Committed to eliminating racial disparities and injustice, Lyman serves on the National Board of Directors for the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, where the Undoing Racism Workshop was developed and has been delivered across the country for over 40 years.
Lyman and his wife Stevey-Wonderful served for ten years on the pastoral team at a local church in Washington, DC, and Lyman serves on the Leadership Team for the DC Unity and Justice Fellowship.
Update: Lyman and his wife Stevey-Wonderful recently relocated to Temecula, California in order to be near their two grandchildren.