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JooYeun Chang

JooYeun Chang

Program Director for Child Well-being

JooYeun Chang is the program director for child well-being. In this capacity, she oversees the program’s grantmaking to promote children’s healthy development and protect them from abuse and neglect.

Prior to joining the Doris Duke Foundation, Chang served as acting assistant secretary and principal deputy assistant secretary for the Administration for Children and Families of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), where she was the top federal official overseeing the implementation of national child welfare policy. She also led the State of Michigan’s child welfare system as executive director of the state’s Children’s Services Agency, developing a new comprehensive child welfare technology system, anti-racism initiatives, place-based prevention pilots and a front-end redesign of the child protective service system to reduce racial bias in decision making. Prior to her work in the Michigan state government, Chang was a managing director at Casey Family Programs, where she spearheaded work to identify, develop and disseminate information about the most promising practices in child welfare.

Chang earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from North Carolina State University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami School of Law.