Staff and Organization

Office of the Director

Naomi GoldsteinDeputy Assistant Secretary for Planning, Research, and Evaluation

Emily SchmittDeputy Director

Emanuel (Manny) Fortson, Executive Officer

Melissa BarryStaff Assistant

Sheila CelentanoBudget Officer

Justin FalconeData Visualization and Media Manager

Emily Ball JabbourSenior Social Science Research Analyst, ACF Performance Officer

Molly JonesSocial Science Research Analyst, Paperwork Reduction Act Lead

John SweetAdministrative Officer

Division of Child and Family Development (DCFD)

Mary Bruce WebbDivision Director

Amanda Clincy ColemanDivision Deputy Director

Meryl BarofskySenior Social Science Research Analyst

Alysia BlandonSenior Social Science Research Analyst

Sarah BlankenshipChild Care Program Specialist

Wendy DeCourceySenior Social Science Research Analyst

Kathleen DwyerSenior Social Science Research Analyst

Christine FortunatoSenior Social Science Research Analyst

Laura HoardSenior Social Science Research Analyst

Bonnie B. MackintoshSocial Science Research Analyst

Amy MadiganSenior Social Science Research Analyst

Jenessa Malin, Senior Social Science Research Analyst

Ivelisse Martinez-BeckSenior Social Science Research Analyst

Mary MueggenborgSenior Social Science Research Analyst

Nina Philipsen, Senior Social Science Research Analyst

Ann RiveraSenior Social Science Research Analyst

Division of Economic Independence (DEI)

Hilary Bruck, Division Director

Sarita Barton, Social Science Research Analyst

Erin Cannon, Social Science Research Analyst

Kim Clum, Senior Social Science Research Analyst

Nicole ConstanceSenior Social Science Research Analyst

Lauren DeutschSocial Science Research Analyst 

Victoria KabakSenior Social Science Research Analyst

Marie LawrenceSocial Science Research Analyst

Gabrielle NewellSocial Science Research Analyst

Amelia PophamSenior Social Science Research Analyst

Megan ReidSocial Science Research Analyst

Emily C. Ross, Social Science Research Analyst

Elaine SorensenSenior Advisor

Girley WrightSenior Program Analyst

Lisa ZingmanSocial Science Research Analyst

Division of Family Strengthening (DFS)

Maria WoolvertonDivision Director

Samantha IllangasekareDivision Deputy Director

Shirley AdelsteinSocial Science Research Analyst

Harmanpreet BhattiPresidential Management Fellow

Caryn BlitzSenior Program Analyst

Tia BrownSenior Social Science Research Analyst

Selma CaalSocial Science Research Analyst

Pooja Gupta CurtinSocial Science Research Analyst

Nicole DenmarkSenior Social Science Research Analyst

Calonie GraySenior Social Science Research Analyst

Rebecca HjelmSocial Science Research Analyst

Kriti M. Jain, Senior Social Science Research Analyst

Nancy Geyelin MargieSenior Social Science Research Analyst

Kelly Jedd McKenzieSocial Science Research Analyst

Aleta MeyerSenior Social Science Research Analyst

Laura NerenbergSenior Social Science Research Analyst

Katie PahigiannisSenior Social Science Research Analyst

Division of Data and Improvement (DDI)

Bethanne Barnes, Division Director

Brett Brown, Senior Social Science Research Analyst

Valeria Butler, Senior Social Science Research Analyst

Christi Dant, State Systems Coordinator

Nicole Deterding, Senior Social Science Research Analyst

Aaron Goldstein, Senior Social Science Research Analyst

Alicia Gumbs, Management and Program Analyst

Philip Lee, Management Analyst

Kathleen Moore, Management Analyst

Kenneth Salyards, Information Technology Specialist

Joshua Williams, PARIS Project Officer

Fellows

The Society for Research in Child Development Fellows (SRCD Fellows)

Krystal Bichay-Awadalla, Division of Child and Family Development

Ellen Litkowski, Division of Child and Family Development

Jacquelyn Gross, Division of Child and Family Development

Dianna Tran, Division of Child and Family Development

 

Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison National Poverty Fellows

Amelie HechtDivision of Economic Independence

Nicol ValdezDivision of Economic Independence

Contractors (Team VPD)

Ciara BridgesResearch Assistant

Elaine CarpenterAssociate Analyst

Tracy Carter Clopet, Senior Social Science Research Analyst

Jesse Coe, Social Science Research Analyst

Paula Daneri, Social Science Research Analyst

Clare DiSalvo, Senior Social Science Research Analyst

Shariece Evans, Social Scientist

Lauren Griffin, Social Scientist

Mason KellyResearch Assistant

Kathleen McCoy, Senior Social Science Research Analyst

Katherine McKinneyManager of Onsite Operations

Rowan Myers, Program Assistant

Melissa Prosper, Project Management Specialist

Allison WalkerResearch Associate 

Jy’nan K. WilliamsSenior Security Manager, IT Support

Camille WilsonManager of Special Projects

Catherine WorkmeisterBudget Analyst