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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release October 25, 1994

President Clinton today announced his intention to appoint Robert Robles, Barbara J. Sabol and Kaye Theimer as members of the Commission on Child and Family Welfare.

Judge Robert Robles is a District Judge for the Third Judicial District, the highest level trial court in New Mexico. His primary responsibility is for domestic and family law matters, including child custody, visitation and support, and child support enforcement. Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge Robles was a partner in the law firm of Evans and Robles, and served as Assistant Attorney General in the New Mexico Attorney General's office.

Barbara J. Sabol, of the District of Columbia, is President of University Research Corporation (URC) in Bethesda, Maryland. URC is a multi-disciplinary firm, providing its clients with training, human resource development, leadership, management, health education and communication services. Prior to taking the helm of URC, Ms. Sabol was the Commissioner of the New York City Human Resources Administration, where she was responsible for the nation's largest public welfare agency.

Kaye Theimer, of California, is a child psychologist in private practice and is President of Childworks, Inc., a professional consulting firm specializing in research and evaluation of child care issues. Dr. Theimer was previously the Coordinator of Child Care for the County of Santa Barbara, California.

The Commission on Child and Family Welfare was established by the Child Support Recovery Act of 1992 (P.L. 102-521). The Commission is to provide recommendations for the improvement of the child welfare system. To complete its charge, the Commission must study issues that affect the best interests of children, including domestic issues such as abuse, family relations, services to and agencies for children and families, and juvenile and family courts. Three of the Commission's fifteen members are appointed by the President.