The Dallas-based ACF Region 6 office serves Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.
The Administration for Children and Families, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, includes the broad range of federal programs that address the needs of children and families. These programs are at the heart of the federal effort to strengthen families and help all children succeed by bringing new ideas, insights and leadership on issues that impact the lives of all Americans.
The Office of the Regional Administrator is responsible for the administration's key national goals and priorities in our five-state area. The Regional Administrator provides executive leadership and direction to state, county, city, territorial and tribal governments, as well as to other public and private local grantees to ensure effective and efficient program and financial management.
The Regional Administrator, Leon R. McCowan, reports to the Assistant Secretary for Children and Families through the Director of the Office of Regional Operations.
The Deputy Regional Administrator, Carolyn Brady Meier, serves as the deputy to the Regional Administrator.