Evelyn Blanck, LCSW, is the Executive Director of the New York Center for Child Development, Executive Vice President of the New York Center for Infants and Toddlers, Inc. and Director of the NYC Early Childhood Mental Health Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC). She has developed and overseen a broad range of early childhood mental health programs through Federal, State, City and Philanthropically funded grants.
She serves on numerous boards and committees throughout New York State focused on early childhood mental health including a gubernatorial appointment to the NYS Early Childhood Advisory Council and is the Founder and Chair of the NYC Early Childhood Mental Health Strategic Work Group. She is the President of the Stella and Charles Guttman Foundation and serves on the boards of the New York Zero to Three Network (past president), the New York State Association for Infant Mental Health and the Coalition for Behavioral Health.
Recognizing the importance of early childhood mental health as a major foundation for all learning and development, a significant focus of her work has been on promoting the integration of early childhood mental health in education, primary care and all child serving systems, building the capacities of those working with infants and young children through training and technical assistance and promoting policies to support this work.