George “Leo” Blandford, Member, Barnstable County Human Rights Advisory Commission

George "Leo" Blanford, Member, Barnstable County Human Rights Advisory Commission

Member, Barnstable County Human Rights Advisory Commission

George “Leo” Blandford is the director of Community Based Care, at Outer Cape Health Services. Leo works in a department designed to incorporate community outreach services into the medical health setting. The goal of the program is to support access to a full range of primary health care, behavioral health, substance treatment, and community social services to residents in Lower and Outer Cape communities to promote overall health and well-being.

Over the past twenty-years, Leo has worked at the American Red Cross National Headquarters where he supported business operations in the international relief and development programs, which included a three-year field placement in Sri Lanka working on tsunami relief efforts. More recently, he has worked in a range of social services in Massachusetts, including youth and families through the Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative, outpatient behavioral health therapy, homeless outreach, and has experience with two state agencies at the Department of Children and Families and the Department of Mental Health as a clinical social worker.

Leo identifies as an Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) and uses pronouns such as he, his, and him.