THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts) _______________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release August 26, 1997
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES AUDREY HAYNES DEPUTY ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT AND DIRECTOR OF THE WHITE HOUSE OFFICE FOR WOMEN'S INITIATIVES AND OUTREACH
President Clinton today named Audrey Tayse Haynes as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Office for Women's Initiatives and Outreach.
Ms. Haynes, of Frankfort, Kentucky, currently serves as Deputy Secretary of the Cabinet for Health Services for the Commonwealth of Kentucky where she assists the Secretary with the administration of the State's $2.5 billion budget. She formerly served as Chief of Staff for Lieutenant Governor Stephen L. Henry, M.D., and as an advisor to Governor Paul E. Patton. In 1986, she was appointed Director of Human Resource Development for the Kentucky Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation. From 1989 to 1993, Ms. Haynes was the Executive Director of the Kentucky Literacy Commission and from 1993 to 1996, she served as Executive Director of Business and Professional Women/USA and the Business Professional Women's Foundation in Washington, D.C. (BPW). As Executive Director of BPW, Ms. Haynes was responsible for achieving BPW's mission, Equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education and information. She received her Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Spalding University in 1983 and her Masters of Social Work from the University of Kentucky in 1985.
The White House Office for Women's Initiatives and Outreach serves as a point of contact and coordinator for the women's community, federal agencies, and the White House staff to integrate the views of women on relevant issues and programs. It is staffed by the Director and utilizes collateral help from federal program offices, interns and volunteers.