Elaine Zimmerman is the Region I Administrator for the Administration of Children and Families, representing the six states of New England. Her agency oversees work in child support, child care, refugee resettlement, child welfare, TANF, youth homelessness and runways, family economic stability, and early childhood development, and other human service innovations.
She previously served as the Executive Director of the Connecticut Commission on Children where she designed state children’s initiatives and crafted model policy to improve child outcomes. She reported to the CT legislature on strategy, policy and budget recommendations. Her expert trend analysis, constituency development, and strength in framing issues, assisted in the passage of Connecticut’s School Readiness law, Early Reading Success, Connecticut's Blueprint in Reading, the Child Poverty Reduction bill, the State Prevention Council, the Children and Disaster Act, the Safe Learning Act, the Parent Trust Act and An Act Concerning the Mental, Emotional and Behavioral Health of Youths.