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April 2021Vol. 22, No. 4Children's Bureau Welcomes New Associate Commissioner

The Children's Bureau is pleased to announce that the Biden Administration has appointed Aysha E. Schomburg, Esq., to be the new Associate Commissioner.

Aysha E. Schomburg is a graduate of New York Law School and most recently served as the senior administrator for program oversight for the New York City Administration for Children's Services (ACS). As the senior administrator for ACS, Dr. Schomburg worked closely with agency leaders to develop and implement plans for ACS's operational infrastructure as well as develop and coordinate organizational capacity-building strategies across programs. In addition, during the COVID-19 public health crisis, Dr. Schomburg worked with the Department of Education and the Department of Homeless Services to create guidance for frontline staff. She also worked with the New York City mayor's office to coordinate a platform for engaging and listening to nonprofits and social services agencies about the challenges related to COVID-19 and how to mitigate them.

Dr. Schomburg provided counsel to New York City's Office of Equity Strategies on the implementation of the ACS race equity plan and has provided recommendations on how to tackle inequities and racism in child welfare. In 2019, she was awarded the ACS Distinguished Service Award for her work in helping children who were separated from their families at the border.

Prior to working with ACS, Dr. Schomburg served as the assistant deputy director for the New York City Council. In this position, she managed the legislative activities of 13 committees within the Human Services Division and provided legal counsel to the council's speaker and other council members.

Children's Bureau staff look forward to working with Dr. Schomburg as the Bureau remains committed to its mission of improving the lives of children and families.

Visit the Children's Bureau website for more information.