The President today announced his intention to nominate Jo Anne B. Barnhart to be Assistant Secretary for Family Support at the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, DC. This is a new position.
Since 1986 Mrs. Barnhart has served as Republican staff director for the Governmental Affairs Committee of the United States Senate. Prior to this, she served as campaign manager for Senator William V. Roth, Jr., in Wilmington, DE, 1987 - 1988; consultant in the Office of Policy Development at the White House in Washington, DC, 1986; Associate Commissioner for Family Assistance at the Social Security Administration at the Department of Health and Human Services, 1983 - 1986; and Deputy Associate Commissioner for Family Assistance at the Social Security Administration, 1981 - 1983. In addition, Mrs. Barnhart served as legislative assistant for Senator William V. Roth, Jr., 1977 - 1981; project director for SERVE Nutrition Project at the Wilmington Senior Center, 1975 - 1977; legislative liaison for the Mental Health Association of Delaware, 1973 - 1975; and a space and time buyer for deMartin-Marona and Associates in Wilmington, DE, 1970 - 1973.
Mrs. Barnhart graduated from the University of Delaware (B.A., 1975). She was born August 26, 1950, in Memphis, TN. Mrs. Barnhart is married, has one child, and resides in Arlington, VA.