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Shannon Christian

Health and Human Services (joined: May 14, 2017)

Director, Office of Child Care | $150,000 | Financial Disclosure »

Bio, via Department of Health and Human Services:

Shannon Christian serves as the Director of the Office of Child Care at HHS’ Administration for Children and Families. She is a former Associate Commissioner of the former Child Care Bureau at ACF, where she advanced President Bush’s Good Start, Grow Smart early childhood initiative, and shaped the office’s research agenda to better support state policy and spending decisions. Committed to effective prevention strategies, Shannon oversaw the launch of Illinois’ home visiting program and was an active board member of Be Strong Families, a Chicago-based national nonprofit. Earlier in her career, Shannon was part of former Wisconsin Governor (and HHS secretary) Tommy Thompson’s welfare reform team, serving as head of the planning section in the state Health & Social Services Department’s Office of Policy and Budget, and as Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Workforce Development. Shannon has an MPP from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, a certificate in nonprofit management from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business, and an undergraduate degree in economics and international relations from California State University, Chico.

Former Positions Outside Government

Former Compensation Sources

  • BLH Technologies, Inc. Development/training re: online communications system, and meeting/membership support for Child Care Policy Research Consortium, a project of OPRE, ACF, HHS

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Employment Assets

Description Value Income
Be Strong Families (Training and workshop provider - parenting & life skills ) $1,943
BLH Technologies, Inc. (Fed Contractor-data, technology, communications, conference logistics) $9,000
Wisconsin Dept. of Employee Trust Funds, Wisconsin State Government, monthly annuity payments based on salary and years of service. Also manages deferred comp. (value not readily ascertainable) $3,627
Deferred Compensation-Wisconsin State Government $1,001 - $15,000 None (or less than $201)
Fidelity Contrafund $1,001 - $15,000 None (or less than $201)
Vanguard Institutional Index Inst. Plus $1,001 - $15,000 None (or less than $201)
Vanguard Treasury Money Market Fund None (or less than $1,001) None (or less than $201)

Employment Agreements and Arrangements

Employer or Party City, State Status and Terms Date
Wisconsin Dept. of Employee Trust Funds Madison, Wisconsin Defined benefit plan. Continues uninterrupted. Monthly payments until my death. Oct. 16, 2016
Wisconsin Deferred Comp Plan Madison, Wisconsin Defined contribution plan. No further contributions after my separation. June 16, 1992


Creditor Name Creditor Type Amount Rate Year Incurred
IRS Installment Agreement 2014 Taxes - in good standing & now below reporting threshold $10,001 - $15,000 4% 2015

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