Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Early Childhood Development, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Katie Hamm joined the Administration for Children and Families at HHS as the associate deputy assistant secretary for early childhood development in February 2021. She is also currently the acting deputy assistant secretary for ECD. Before joining the Biden Administration, Hamm was the vice president for early childhood policy at the Center for American Progress, where she oversaw the organization's early childhood program to advance child care, preschool, Head Start and home visiting investment.
Previously, she was a career civil servant at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB), where she worked on budgetary and policy issues related to human services programs. As a Presidential Management Fellow, she completed a detail to the Administration for Children and Families in the Office of Child Care, and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris. Hamm received a Master of Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University, a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Virginia and is a Harry S. Truman Scholar.