WASHINGTON, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Wade F. Horn, Ph.D., the former Assistant Secretary for the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has joined Deloitte Consulting LLP as a director in the organization's Public Sector practice. In this new role, Dr. Horn will be a key advisor to health and human services clients of Deloitte Consulting's state government practice.
"Dr. Horn is an extremely accomplished and distinguished player in the health and human services arena, and we are very fortunate to have him on our team," said Robert N. Campbell III, Vice Chairman and National Managing Director, Deloitte & Touche USA LLP. "Dr. Horn's experience, insights and perspective will be a valuable asset to our clients."
"We are pleased that Dr. Horn has joined our team, and look forward to his contributions to our organization and to our clients," said Jessica Blume, National Managing Director, Public Sector, Deloitte Consulting. "Dr. Horn has been a leader in advancing programs that have made significant impacts to the safety and well-being of children. His experience, insights and honest passion for improving the lives of children and their families will be a strong addition to our already recognized practice in health and human services."
In 2001, the United States Senate confirmed Horn's appointment by President George W. Bush to be the Assistant Secretary for Children and Families for ACF. In that position, Horn oversaw more than 60 federal programs aimed at improving the well-being of children and helping families achieve self-sufficiency, including welfare, child welfare, child support, child care and adoption.
While at ACF, Horn's achievements included: increasing the effectiveness of Head Start and early childhood education programs; promoting positive youth development; and building partnerships with community and faith-based organizations in delivering social services to the poor. Additionally, Horn launched a mentoring program for children of incarcerated parents and a public awareness campaign to help rescue and restore victims of human trafficking during his tenure at ACF.
Horn was also a presidential appointee to the National Commission on Children, a member of the National Commission on Childhood Disability, a member of the U.S. Advisory Board on Welfare Indicators and member of the U.S. Advisory Board on Kinship Care.
Horn has previously served as the Commissioner for Children, Youth and Families and Chief of the Children's Bureau within HHS. He transitioned from that role to serve as President of the National Fatherhood Initiative - an organization dedicated to improving the well-being of children by increasing the number of children growing up with involved, committed and responsible fathers.
"Deloitte Consulting provides an opportunity for me to put my public sector experience to work for states facing challenges in the health and human services arena," expressed Horn. "I look forward to working with my new colleagues and to providing a fresh perspective and innovative solutions to those challenges."
Horn has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Southern Illinois University, and has served as associate director of Michigan State University's Psychological Clinic. He has also held the position of director of outpatient psychological services at Children's Hospital National Medical Center, and associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at George Washington University both in Washington, D.C.
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