Lori Toscano is the executive director of U.S. programs for Cure Violence, an organization that views violence as a public health issue and seeks to reduce violence globally using disease control and behavior change methods. Cure Violence has sites in Chicago, New York and Baltimore.
Prior to working for Cure Violence, Ms. Toscano served as the director of Safe Streets Baltimore, a program run through the Baltimore City Health Department. In this role, she was responsible for the Baltimore Cure Violence replication in several sites around Baltimore City. Ms. Toscano has also held positions with Mentor Maryland Independent Living Program and the Citizens Planning and Housing Association.
Ms. Toscano was the recipient of the Baltimore City Mayoral Certificate of Recognition in 2013 and the Baltimore City Health Department, Commissioner’s Commendation in 2012. She also received a University of Baltimore City Fellows Study Scholarship in 2012. Ms. Toscano holds a B.S. from Towson University and an M.S. in Criminal Justice from the University of Baltimore.