Child Welfare Specialist, Administration for Children and Families
Liliana Hernandez is a Child Welfare Program Specialist in the Children's Bureau, Division of Program Implementation at the Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services. Her portfolio includes the Kinship Navigator programs, Guardianship Assistance Program, and the National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare. She also participates on the Administration of Community Living, Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Advisory Council. She has published in various peer-reviewed journals on postsecondary education and kinship care including “Navigating the System: A How to Guide for Implementing a Kinship Navigator Program” in the Journal of Public Child Welfare, “Increasing College Access and Retention Rates of Youth in Foster Care: An Analysis of the Impact of 22 State Tuition Waiver Programs” and “Scholarships and Supports available to foster care alumni: A study of 12 programs across the US. She has also presented internationally on higher education, child welfare and positive youth development. Liliana Hernandez received a Masters of Social Work and a Masters of Public Policy from the University at Albany.