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Human services administrator , State official

Olivia Ann Golden, American state official, human services administrator. Candidate for state senator, Massachusetts.


Golden, Olivia Ann was born on May 23, 1955 in New York City.


Bachelor in Philosophy and Government, Harvard University. Master in Public Policy, Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University.


Budget director office human services State of Massachusetts, 1983-1985. Lecturer in public policy J.F. Kennedy School Government Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1987-1991. Director programs and policy Children's Defense Fund, Washington, 1991-1993.

Commissioner on children, youth & families United States Department Health & Human Services, 1993-1997, principal deputy assistant secretary for children & families, 1997, assistant secretary for children and families, 1997—2001. Director District of Columbia Child and Family Services Agency, 2001—2004. Senior fellow Urban Institute, Washington, 2004—2007.

Director state operations State of New York, since 2007. Member advisory committee children and youth City of Cambridge.


Candidate for state senator, Massachusetts.