My Ph.D. is in clinical psychology (from The American University in Washington D.C. in 1977). I worked as an organizational psychologist inside federal agencies for 32 years, including 6½ years on the White House Partnership to Reinvent Government. My early professional focus was group dynamics and team building. Later I specialized in strategic planning that dives solutions to complicated problems -- such as 21st century jobs, airspace modernization, juvenile justice reform, probation reform and reducing homelessness.
I have written 3 books, the last two about government reform: Performance Networks: Transforming Governance for the 21st Century (2009); and Results at the Edge: The Ten Rules of Government Reform (2003). My first book was Peacemaking: A Systems Approach to Conflict Management (1988). I have also written numerous articles about transforming government, including “21st Century Governance: 10 Strategies for Success” (June 2013). For the last 12 years, my consulting practice has focused on strategic planning for criminal justice reform.
I was an independent candidate for President of the United States in the 2016 election cycle. About 1,000 people registered with the Federal Elections Commission to run for President. Of those 1,000 people, only 24 received more than 1,000 votes. On that list of 24, I ranked number 15! During that time, I traveled for 20 months and 70,000 miles around America and wrote many articles and position papers which can be found on this web site.
During that election cycle, I earned the nickname The Government Mechanic. I can look under the hood of government agencies to see what works, what does not work and what changes to make so We the People not Big Money drive the priorities and results of government agencies.
I invite you to join with me and make history - Send A Green to Congress from New York's Beautiful District 21!
Dr. Lynn Kahn - Candidate for Congress
Campaign Website: http://www.votelynn2018.com.
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