Acting ORO Director
Lauren Antelo is the Acting ORO Director and Associate Director for Strategic Initiatives in the Office of Regional Operations, in the Administration for Children and Families at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where she works closely with ACF leadership to implement cross-cutting strategies to advance and strengthen economic mobility, resiliency and well-being in communities. She most recently served as the Family Strengthening Team Lead in the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation’s Office of Human Services Policy, focusing on the child support program, family stability and employment policy.
Ms. Antelo has held positions in the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement and the Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget. Prior to federal service, she was a Deputy Director at United Neighborhood Houses of New York, a policy and social change organization established in 1919 to represent New York City’s settlement houses. In this role, she provided capacity building and technical assistance to the multi-service community-based organizations throughout the five boroughs of New York City. Early in her career, Lauren served as Peace Corps volunteer in rural Bolivia and a Special Education Assistant Teacher in a New Jersey elementary school. She is a former Presidential Management Fellow and holds a certificate in Management from Columbia Business School, a Bachelor of Science in Communications from New York University and Master of Science in Urban Policy Analysis and Management from The New School. Ms. Antelo is also a proud graduate of the Partnership for Public Service, Excellence in Government Fellows program, and currently serves as the Cohort Ambassador.