Leadership

Leadership

Shannon Christian HeadshotShannon Christian serves as the Director of the Office of Child Care at HHS’ Administration for Children and Families. She is a former Associate Commissioner of the former Child Care Bureau at ACF, where she advanced President Bush’s Good Start, Grow Smart early childhood initiative, and shaped the office’s research agenda to better support state policy and spending decisions. Shannon has an MPP from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, a certificate in nonprofit management from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business, and an undergraduate degree in economics and international relations from California State University, Chico.

 

Ann Linehan HeadshotAnn Linehan is the Acting Director of the Office of Head Start (OHS). She has held senior management positions with OHS for 15 years and has served as the deputy director since 2011. Ann began her career as a special needs teacher for medically fragile children. She served nearly a decade as the executive director of a Massachusetts nonprofit agency that provided Head Start and child care services in eight communities. She holds undergraduate degrees in sociology and psychology and a master's in education from Boston State.

Last Reviewed: August 7, 2017