Steve Henigson, Regional Administrator, Region X (Seattle)

Steve Henigson

Steve Henigson is Regional Administrator for the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Region X, Seattle, Washington. He provides leadership, direction and coordination of ACF programs with states, tribes and communities in support of the economic and social well being of children and their families in the four-state region which includes Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. ACF programs include: Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), Child Care, Child Support Enforcement, Head Start, Foster Care and Adoption, Child Abuse and Neglect, Child Welfare, and Runaway and Homeless Youth programs.

Henigson is the lead Regional Administrator for ACF Native American/Tribal programs. In that capacity, he provides national leadership for the Tribal TANF and Tribal Child Support programs, among others. Almost half of the Federally Recognized Tribes and Native Villages are located within the Seattle region.

Henigson has been in his current position since 1991. Prior to joining ACF, Henigson held leadership positions with the Health Care Financing Administration and the Social Security Administration.

Henigson has a B.A. and J.D. from Willamette University, Salem, Oregon and is a member of the Oregon State Bar. He is married and has three daughters.