Washington, Mar 10 (Just News): Elizabeth Darling of Texas, to be Commissioner on Children, Youth, and Families, Department of Health and Human Services. Ms. Darling is President/CEO of OneStar Foundation which was created to support the State of Texas by strengthening the nonprofit sector.
Previously, Ms. Darling was Chief Operating Officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service, a Federal agency in Washington D.C. Prior to that, she served as Deputy Secretary for the Maryland Department of Human Resources with oversight of childcare, child support, child welfare, domestic violence and family assistance programs, and eligibility for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Food Stamps, and Medicaid. Ms.
Darling was founding director of the Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), where she worked across all HHS operating divisions. Before coming to Washington, D.C., she served as vice chair of the board of the Texas Department of Human Services with oversight for welfare reform under PRWORA, the 1996 Welfare Reform Act.
Ms. Darling has a BS in education from Baylor University. She is an adoptive parent and has three children and two grandchildren. She lives in Austin, Texas.