Meet Our New Associate Director of Strategic Initiatives

Meet Our New Associate Director of Strategic Initiatives

July 1, 2015 | NCCD

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NCCD is pleased to announce that Deirdre O’Connor will serve as its new associate director of strategic initiatives. This position is based in NCCD’s Washington, DC, office. In this role, Deirdre will develop and lead large-scale, primarily federal projects that have national scope and potential for broad policy impact in NCCD’s focus areas. She currently directs NCCD’s Social Innovation Fund Pay for Success project, which she will continue as part of her new role.

NCCD is pleased to announce that Deirdre O’Connor will serve as its new associate director of strategic initiatives. This position is based in NCCD’s Washington, DC, office. In this role, Deirdre will develop and lead large-scale, primarily federal projects that have national scope and potential for broad policy impact in NCCD’s focus areas. She currently directs NCCD’s Social Innovation Fund Pay for Success project, which she will continue as part of her new role.

Deirdre’s professional background includes experience working with child welfare, juvenile justice, and criminal justice systems. She has been with NCCD for 11 years and brings over 20 years of prior child welfare experience, including an extensive understanding of federal child welfare funding, regulations, and effective oversight strategies. Over the last 11 years, she has worked with numerous child welfare agencies and tribal communities on the development and implementation of the Structured Decision Making® system for child protective services, managed the competitive sub-award process for the PREA Resource Center, and led NCCD’s technical assistance to the US Attorney General’s Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence.

We invite you to read more about Deirdre’s background and publications here. To reach Deirdre, email or call (800) 306-6223.