The Office of Family Assistance, a division of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, has a new director.
Ann Flagg, a former senior director at the American Public Human Services Association, joined the Biden administration last week to lead the office.
The Office of Family Assistance (OFA) administers federal grant programs that promote family economic security, including Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and the Tribal TANF program.
“Staying true to my commitment to public service, I will be moving into the Administration to accelerate the work we all care so deeply about from a new vantage point,” Flagg stated in a press release from the American Public Human Services Association.
During her five years with the association, Flagg oversaw the organization’s policy and practice work in child welfare, child care, economic assistance, and workforce and family-supporting systems.
She previously served in a variety of leadership positions in the Maryland Department of Human Services, leading the state’s child welfare, economic and emergency assistance and child support programs.
“While Flagg’s leadership, expertise, passion, drive, and overall commitment to people will be profoundly missed at APHSA, we rest assured that this new opportunity will allow for her to continue furthering these commitments and impacting the field in new, bold ways,” the press release said.