Political appointee Evelyn Stauffer, previously a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services press secretary, is now a senior advisor for the HHS division called Administration for Children and Families. While press secretary, Stauffer played a key role communicating and addressing the administration’s zero-tolerance immigrant policy. Specifically, she fielded questions on child welfare, housing conditions and unaccompanied migrant children. Her ACF mandate calls for promoting the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals and communities with funding, strategic partnerships, guidance, training and technical assistance.
ACF administers more than 60 programs with a budget of over $53 billion, making it the second largest agency at the HHS, according to its website.
Before the HHS, Stauffer was the U.S. Department of Education’s deputy press secretary from 2017 to 2018. She was a communication assistant then public policy coordinator for Koch Industries, and interned at the Hill.
Evelyn earned a BA in communications and media writing from Lancaster Bible College and a MA in public relations/corporate communications from Georgetown University.