Rebecca Jones Gaston
Child Welfare Official Confirmed by Senate
After a lengthy wait, the Senate has okayed President Joe Biden’s choice for a top job in federal child welfare policy.
Oregon Chooses Former Foster Youth to Lead Its Child Welfare System
Rebecca Jones Gaston, a former foster youth and social worker who oversees the social services department in Maryland, is set to lead Oregon’s child welfare program, state officials have announced. “Rebecca has extensive experience in child welfare systems across the country and, as part of that work, she has encountered many of the same challenges we face in Oregon,” said Fariborz Pakseresht, director of Oregon’s Department of Health Services, in a statement.