As reported by the Baltimore Sun (limited free views available), Governor O’Malley recently named Anne Sheridan as the new Executive Director of the Governor’s Office for Children (GOC). In this role, she “will take on the governor’s goal to make Maryland the first state to end childhood hunger among its residents by 2015. The Office for Children also promotes youth health and wellness.
Sheridan served as manager for Share Our Strength’s “No Kid Hungry” campaign in Maryland for the last three years. Among her other experience, she has worked as co-chairwoman of the Maryland Partnership to End Childhood Hunger, was community relations director for Harrah’s Entertainment Inc. and served on Sen. John Kerry’s campaign for president in 2004.
Funding for Local Management Boards flows through the Children’s Cabinet Interagency Fund, which is managed by the GOC. Staff of the local management boards are members of MACo’s human services affiliate, the Maryland Association of County Human Services Administrators.