About the Office of Child Care

The Office of Child Care (OCC) supports low-income working families by providing access to affordable early care and afterschool programs, as well as improving the quality of programs. OCC administers the CCDF and works with state, territory, and tribal governments to provide support for children and their families juggling work schedules and struggling to find child care programs that will meet their needs and that will prepare children to succeed in school and in life. The Office of Child Care is part of the Administration for Children and Families, within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Office of Child Care Contact Information

Office of Child Care
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Children and Families

Mary E. Switzer Building
330 C ST SW, 4th Floor
Washington, DC 20201

Phone: 202-401-4802
Fax: 202-401-5706

Regional Office Contacts [1]

The regional offices oversee the programmatic and financial management of Administration for Children and Families (ACF) programs in each Region and provide guidance to grantees and various entities responsible for administering these programs. All regional offices represent ACF to state, county, city, and tribal governments; grantees; and public and private organizations in their Regions. There are 10 regional offices located in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regional locations.

Within each office, the OCC regional office teams work most directly with CCDF grantees in their respective Regions. Led by Regional Program Managers (RPMs) and supported by Program Specialists, the OCC regional offices coordinate with the OCC central office as needed, and support CCDF Lead Agencies in working through policy and program questions and in activities such as technical assistance planning and error rate reduction.

Region I Shireen Riley
Regional Program Manager
OCC/ACF/HHS
John F. Kennedy Federal Building
20th Floor, Suite 2025
15 New Sudbury Street
Boston, MA 02203
Phone: 617-565-1152
Fax: 617-565-1578
Email: shireen.riley@acf.hhs.gov
Region VI Gwendolyn Jones
Regional Program Manager
OCC/ACF/HHS
1301 Young Street, Suite 914
Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: 214-767-3849
Fax: 214-767-8890
Email: gwendolyn.jones@acf.hhs.gov
Region II Magdamari Marcano
Regional Program Manager
OCC/ACF/HHS
Jacob K. Javits Federal Building
26 Federal Plaza, Room 4114
New York, NY 10278
Phone: 212-264-2890
Fax: 212-264-4881
Email: Magdamari.Marcano@acf.hhs.gov
Region VII Doris Hallford
Regional Program Manager
OCC/ACF/HHS
Federal Office Building, Room 349
601 East 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone: 816-426-2264
Fax: 816-426-2888
Email: doris.hallford2@acf.hhs.gov
Region III Beverly Wellons
Regional Program Manager
OCC/ACF/HHS
Public Ledger Building, Suite 864
150 S. Independence Mall, West
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: 215-861-4058
Fax: 215-861-4070
Email: beverly.wellons@acf.hhs.gov
Region VIII Karen Knoll-Moran
Regional Program Manager
OCC/ACF/HHS
Federal Office Building
1961 Stout Street
8th Floor
Denver, CO 80294
Phone: 303-844-1164
Fax: 303-844-3642
Email: karen.knollmoran@acf.hhs.gov
Region IV Eric Blanchette
Regional Program Manager
OCC/ACF/HHS
61 Forsyth Street
Atlanta, GA 30303-8909
Phone: 404-562-2782
Fax: 404-562-2985
Email: eric.blanchette@acf.hhs.gov
Region IX Abby Cohen
Regional Program Manager
OCC/ACF/HHS
San Francisco Federal Building
90 7th Street, Ninth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: 415-437-8437
Fax: 415-437-8436
Email: abby.cohen@acf.hhs.gov
Region V Gena Miller
Regional Program Manager
OCC/ACF/HHS
233 N. Michigan Avenue
Fourth Floor, Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-353-3270
Fax: 312-353-2629
Email: gena.miller@acf.hhs.gov
Region X Paul Noski
Regional Program Manager
OCC/ACF/HHS
Columbia Tower, Suite 1510, MS 74
701 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206-615-2609
Fax: 206-615-2574
Email: noski@acf.hhs.gov

 


[1] CCDBG Act of 2014 658D(b); Child Care and Development Fund, 45 C.F.R. §§ 98.10–98.11 (2016).