Organization, Leadership & Staff

Photo of Linda Greenberg, Acting Regional Administrator, Region 1Linda G. Greenberg, PhD, is the Acting Regional Administrator for ACF’s Region 1, based in Boston.  Region 1 includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.

Greenberg provides leadership, direction and coordination to states, tribes, local governments and non-profit agencies that administer ACF programs, including the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, child care, child support enforcement, Head Start, Early Head Start, foster care, child welfare, adoption assistance and the runaway and homeless youth program.

During the past 17 years, Greenberg has held senior policy, research and management positions at HHS, including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Since 2013, Greenberg has served at ACF as the Hurricane Sandy coordinator, overseeing $577 million in disaster relief funds for the Social Services Block Grant program, the Office of Head Start and the Family Violence Prevention and Services program.

During her career, Greenberg has focused attention on access and quality of care, patient safety and health disparities. In 2003, she served as a health policy advisor to Senator Edward M. Kennedy during a detail with the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. Greenberg has a doctorate degree in social welfare policy from the Heller School at Brandeis University and bachelor degrees in political science and education from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst. She is a native of Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

The Region 1 office is located in Boston and is headed by the Acting Regional Administrator, Linda Greenberg who reports to the Assistant Secretary for Children and Families through the Director of the Office of Regional Operations (ORO). 

The Office of the Regional Administrator (ORA):

  • Coordinates issues that may have significant regional or national impact
  • Contributes to the development of ACF national policy based on knowledge of the region
  • Serves as the lead point of contact representing the Assistant Secretary for key state officials and stakeholders in the region

In conjunction with ACF Central Office and regional program managers, the ORA also:

  • Works in partnership with the ACF Central Office Program Directors and the Regional Program Managers who are responsible for:
    • Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
    • Child welfare
    • Child support enforcement
    • Child care
    • Head Start/Early Head Start
  • Develops plans to meet ACF goals and objectives

In addition, the ORA participates in regional activities to inform the public about ACF programs in coordination with the ACF Office of Public Affairs and the DHHS Regional Director.