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February 2008Vol. 9, No. 1Children's Bureau Welcomes New Acting Associate Commissioner

Christine Calpin, former Associate Director of the Child Care Bureau, has joined the Children's Bureau as Acting Associate Commissioner. Ms. Calpin brings extensive experience in child welfare public policy to her new position. Prior to working at the Child Care Bureau, Ms. Calpin served for 4 years on the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means as lead Congressional staffer, where she focused on welfare, child care, and child protection issues. She also worked for 5 years for the Congressional Research Service, specializing in welfare and child protection issues.

Ms. Calpin assumed her new position in January, taking the reins from Joe Bock, who had served as Acting Associate Commissioner since October when Associate Commissioner Susan Orr accepted a 1-year detail as the Director of the Office of Population Affairs in the Office of Public Health and Science.