Jeannie Chaffin, Director, Office of Community Services

Jeannie Chaffin

Jeannie Chaffin serves as the Director of the Office of Community Services, within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 

Ms. Chaffin brings local, state and national level experience in anti-poverty efforts to her appointment at ACF.  Prior to joining ACF, Ms. Chaffin served as the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Senior Program and Policy Specialist at the National Association for State Community Services Programs where her responsibilities included policy development and technical assistance to State CSBG Administrators.  Ms. Chaffin also coordinated with existing partners and created new relationships with key national organizations, members of Congress, and the Administration that furthered the purposes of CSBG at the state and local levels.

Ms. Chaffin has worked in the CSBG Network for over twenty years, at both a State CSBG office and a local Community Action Agency.  As Missouri’s State CSBG and Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program manager, Ms. Chaffin was responsible for contract management, monitoring, Federal and State reporting, including Results Oriented Management and Accountability, budget development, training, and creating new initiatives and approaches to reduce poverty.   

Ms. Chaffin is a graduate of Drury University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Sociology and a Certified Community Action Professional.

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