Earlier this month the Administration announced some key appointments within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF).

Clarence Carter is the new head of the Office of Family Assistance.  Carter comes from Arizona where he had served as the Director of the Arizona Department of Economic Security under Governor Jan Brewer.  Most recently he headed up the Institute for the Improvement of the Human Condition, which he founded.  He also served as Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Social Services.  In between Arizona and Virginia, he was in the President George W. Bush Administration and headed up AFC’s Office of Community Services. The Office of Family Assistance oversees the TANF program and the Office of Community Services oversees SSBG.  TANF is targeted for a significant cut and SSBG is targeted for elimination in the new budget.

The Administration also brought back Shannon Christian as the new Director of the Office of Child Care. She had also served in the George W. Bush Administration as Associate Commissioner of the Child Care Bureau. She is coming from Illinois and had worked for Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson.

Pedro Moreno is the new Principle Deputy Director for the Office of Refugee Resettlement.  He joins the Administration from the faith-based non-profit, Prison Fellowship and had earlier worked in the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services and the Florida Agency for Persons with Disabilities. He was also a part of the George W. Bush Administration in the White House Drug Policy Office and was the Senior Advisor for international and immigration affairs for the Administration for Children and Families.