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 WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Donna E. Shalala has announced the appointment of Ann Rosewater as deputy assistant secretary for policy and external affairs in the Administration for Children and Families.
 For the last three years, Rosewater has been an Atlanta-based public policy consultant. In this capacity she served as senior associate with the Chapin Hall Center for Children at the University of Chicago, senior consultant to The Pew Charitable Trusts' Children's Initiative and to the Annie E. Casey, Ford and Rockefeller Foundations, where she brought about new collaboration among their multi-site urban change initiatives. Among her other clients has been The Atlanta Project, spearheaded by former President Jimmy Carter.
 "Ann Rosewater has been a champion of the rights of this country's children and their families," Shalala said in announcing the appointment. "She brings to the department extensive Congressional experience as well as an impressive background in developing the policies and programs for children and their families which our leadership needs. I welcome her contributions as we create new approaches to welfare reform, family preservation, Head Start and social services affecting empowerment zones and enterprise communities. Ann's extraordinary commitment to investing in the families of the future will ensure that they enjoy a safer and more prosperous tomorrow."
 Prior to 1990, Rosewater was staff director of the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on Children, Youth and Families, which she helped establish in 1983. During that time she was responsible for issuing over 80 reports on a broad range of issues affecting American families and their children, including health care, education, child care, poverty, tax policy, alcohol and drug abuse, adolescent development, income maintenance and family support programs. Prior to the committee's creation, she served as senior legislative assistant to Rep. George Miller (D) of California.
 During the 1970s, Rosewater was principal education staff for the Children's Defense Fund, assistant to the vice president of the National Urban Coalition and research staff of the Metropolitan Applied Research Center in New York City.
 In 1990, Rosewater was the first non-elected official to receive the Leadership in Human Services Award of the American Public Welfare Association; she also received the President's Certificate for Outstanding Service from the American Academy of Pediatrics. She was a member of the Leadership Atlanta class of 1992-93. Prior to joining the Clinton administration, she served as a national board member of the Jewish Fund for Justice, the Family Resource Coalition and the Youth Law Center, a member of the Georgians for Children board of directors and on a wide range of national and local advisory boards.
 Rosewater has also written numerous articles, reports and papers on comprehensive community-focused reforms, child and family policy, education, child health and handicapped children. Among the most recent are two prepared on behalf of Grantmakers for Children, Youth and Families: "Comprehensive Approaches for Children and Families: A Philanthropic Perspective" and "Grantmaking in A New Era: Confronting Public Deficits, Seizing New Opportunities," as well as "The Real Deficit: Child Health and Public Policy in the U.S.," Transactions and Studies of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Series 5, Volume 13, No. 1.
 A native of Philadelphia, Rosewater is a graduate of Wellesley College and received a master's degree from Columbia University.
 The HHS Administration for Children and Families brings together in one organization the broad range of federal programs that address the needs of children and families and low income communities, as well as programs serving special populations, including refugees, Native Americans and developmentally disabled persons. These programs are at the heart of the federal effort to strengthen families and communities and to give all children a decent chance to succeed. The agency's budget is over $30 billion.
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