Christine Calpin is the Managing Director of Public Policy for Casey Family Programs. In this role, she supports the foundation’s efforts to inform and educate federal and state policymakers about the need for practice and funding strategies that support efforts to improve outcomes among children and families. Ms. Calpin brings more than 20 years of public policy experience to her job. Prior to joining Casey Family Programs in 2011, she worked as an independent consultant on child welfare, child care and family support programs for states and tribes.
Prior to that, Ms. Calpin worked for two years at the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She first served as associate director of the Child Care Bureau, and then as associate commissioner for the Children’s Bureau. She also served as lead congressional staffer for the Subcommittee on Human Resources of the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means and worked as an Analyst in Social Legislation for the Congressional Research Service. She earned her Bachelors of Arts degree in Economics from Chatham University and has a Masters of Science in Public Policy Analysis from the University of Rochester. She and her husband Patrick live in Falls Church, VA with their children Henry and Elizabeth.