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President Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to nominate Lynn A. Johnson to be Assistant Secretary for Family Support at the Department of Health and Human Services.

“If confirmed, Lynn A. Johnson of Colorado will serve as Assistant Secretary for the Administration for Children and Families Support at the Department of Health and Human Service.” Lynn Johnson currently serves as the Executive Director of the Jefferson County Department of Human Services. Prior to this position, Mrs. Johnson ran a consulting firm that focused on mental health, high-risk youth, developmental disabilities, child welfare, and early childhood education. Previously, she served as Chief of Staff for former Colorado Lieutenant Governor Jane E. Norton. She also served as Deputy Director for Policy and as Human Services Policy Advisor for former Colorado Governor Bill Owens. Mrs. Johnson has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Northern Colorado and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Arizona State University. She is a graduate of the Federal Judicial Center’s National Leadership Development Program and the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program at the Harvard Kennedy School for Executive Education.