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Former Head of HHS Administration for Children and Families Mark Greenberg Joins MPI
Press Release
Monday, June 12, 2017

Former Head of HHS Administration for Children and Families Mark Greenberg Joins MPI

WASHINGTON — Mark H. Greenberg, who led the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families (ACF) for three years and served in other high-ranking roles in the department, will become a senior fellow at the Migration Policy Institute in July, where he will focus on intersections between immigration issues and social services and social welfare policy.

Greenberg joined HHS in 2009 as ACF deputy assistant secretary for policy. In 2013, he became acting assistant secretary of ACF, which includes the Office of Refugee Resettlement and Office of Head Start and administers more than $53 billion in early childhood, child welfare, child support, temporary assistance, refugee resettlement and other programs to promote the economic and social well-being of children, families and communities. From 2013-2015, he was acting commissioner for the Administration on Children, Youth and Families.

Prior to joining HHS, Greenberg directed the Georgetown University Center on Poverty, Inequality and Public Policy. Earlier, he was a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and executive director of its Task Force on Poverty. From 1988 through 2009, he was at the Center for Law and Social Policy, where he served as senior staff attorney, director of policy and senior fellow.

Greenberg has written extensively on a range of low-income issues, including those related to federal and state welfare reform efforts, the effects of workforce policy on low-income families, child care and early education policy, tax policy and poverty measurement. In addition, he has frequently provided technical assistance to state and local governments regarding poverty reduction strategies.

At MPI, Greenberg will lead a project examining issues that could affect the provision of human services by state and local agencies to immigrants and their U.S.-born children amid heightened immigration enforcement and possible statutory and administrative changes to eligibility for public benefits and information sharing.

“Mark’s expertise extends from social services and early childhood education to broader issues of inequality in our society — all issues that are central to the nation’s immigration debate. He will be a great addition to MPI,” said President Michael Fix.

Greenberg is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School.

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The Migration Policy Institute (MPI) is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit think tank in Washington, DC dedicated to analysis of the movement of people worldwide. MPI provides analysis, development and evaluation of migration and refugee policies at local, national and international levels.