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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release April 22, 1996
     President Clinton Names Four to the Advisory Board on Welfare

President Clinton announced today his intent to appoint the following individuals to the Advisory Board on Welfare Indicators.

Judith M. Gueron of New York is president of Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation (MDRC), which she joined as its first research director in 1974. MDRC is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that designs and evaluates education and employment-focused programs aimed at improving the self-sufficiency and life prospects of low-income Americans. A widely published, nationally recognized expert on welfare reform, Dr. Gueron is the senior author of From Welfare to Work (1991). She has served on several advisory panels addressing poverty, employment and family assistance and has testified before Congress numerous times. In 1988, she was awarded the American Evaluation Association's Myrdal Prize for Evaluation Practice in recognition of high-quality studies of employment issues. Dr. Gueron received a B.A. from Radcliffe College in 1963, and a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University in 1971.

Kristin Anderson Moore of the District of Columbia is executive director of Child Trends, Inc., a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center that focusses on children and families. She first joined Child Trends, Inc. in 1982 and has studied trends in child and family well being, the effects of family structure and social change on children, poverty, welfare and other public policies, and the consequences of adolescent parenthood. Dr. Moore is a member of the Family and Child Wellbeing Research Network established by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. She has testified on numerous occasions before Congress and has advised federal and state agencies and nongovernmental organizations on teenage pregnancy and family issues. Currently, she heads the research task force for the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. In 1991, she received the Presidential Award from the National Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenting. Dr. Moore earned a B.A. from the University of Minnesota in 1970 and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1975.

Joan M. Reeves of Pennsylvania is currently the commissioner of the Department of Human Services for the City of Philadelphia. In this capacity, she directs the planning, policy development and implementation of child welfare, juvenile justice and elderly services programs. She is chairperson of the Mayor's Children and Families Cabinet. The Cabinet consists of 17 city government agencies and the School District of Philadelphia and is responsible for the coordination and redesign of services to families in the City of Philadelphia. She was first appointed to this position in 1988 and was reappointed in 1993. Previously, she was vice president of community services for the Enterprise Foundation; assistant commissioner of the Family Self-Support Services Branch of the Texas Department of Human Services; and deputy administrator of the Family Services Administration of the Department of Human Services in Washington, D.C. Ms. Reeves earned a B.A. in 1961 and an M.A in 1968, both from Howard University, and an M.P.A. from the University of Southern California in 1982.

Gary J. Stangler of Missouri is currently the director of the Missouri Department of Social Services. Mr. Stangler first joined the Department of Social Services in 1980, and served as executive deputy director, and assistant to the director for communications and policy development. He serves on the board of directors of the American Public Welfare Association and chairs the National Council of State Human Services Administrators. Mr. Stangler has also served as a staff representative to the National Governor's Association (NGA) Human Resources Committee and the NGA's Welfare Reform Task Force. He earned a B.A. from the University of Missouri in 1973 and is a graduate of the Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government Strategic Public Sector Negotiation and Leadership for the 21st Century at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

The Advisory Board on Welfare Indicators was established on October 31, 1994 to advise the Secretary of Health and Human Services on the development of indicators of the rate and degree to which families depend on income from welfare programs and the duration of welfare receipt. The Board also provides advice on the development and presentation of annual reports required of the Secretary of Health and Human Services on welfare indicators and predictors.