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Dr. George Askew

Deputy Chief Administrative Officer - Health, Human Services & Education, Prince George's County

About Dr. George Askew

George L. Askew is Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Health, Human Services, and Education for Prince George’s County, Maryland. He is responsible for oversight of the Health Department, Department of Social Services, and Department of Family Services for the County’s nearly 1 million residents. He is also a Professor of the Practice in the Department of Family Science at the University of Maryland, School of Public Health. Prior to this he served as Deputy Commissioner of Health in the New York City (NYC) Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. There he was responsible for overseeing and managing the Division of Family and Child Health. Prior to his service in NYC, the Obama Administration appointed him as the first Chief Medical Officer for the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In that role he provided expert advice and consultation to the Assistant Secretary for Children and Families on plans, programs, policies, and initiatives that addressed the health needs and strengths of children and families facing significant social, health, and economic challenges – including, but not limited to: early childhood health and development, Affordable Care Act outreach and education, and addressing human trafficking and supporting its survivors.