David Lett, Regional Administrator, Region III (Philadelphia)
As the Regional Administrator, Mr. Lett is the principal representative of the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) in Region III which includes responsibility for 23 major federal programs in six states: Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Virginia and West Virginia.
The largest of the 23 programs includes the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, as well as Child Support Enforcement, Head Start, Developmental Disabilities, Child Care, Child Welfare, and services to Runaway and Homeless Youth.
Mr. Lett has been responsible for the management of a variety of federal programs serving children and families since 1979. Just prior to his current assignment, Mr. Lett was the Assistant Regional Administrator for the Office of Family Supportive Services in the Administration for Children and Families. Before joining the federal government, David was the Director of the Office of Program Development for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
Mr. Lett has a Masters Degree in Social Work from St. Louis University and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Temple University. He has also completed Doctoral work in Public Administration and Political Science at Temple University.
Mr. Lett is an advocate for children and a proponent of early intervention programs.