Erin Frisch is the chief deputy director for Opportunity at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
In this role, she is responsible for crafting and implementing the Department’s anti-poverty agenda and effectively integrating and coordinating services with a focus on customer experience. She oversees the Children’s Services Agency and the Field Operations Administration, providing leadership regarding both operational processes and departmental policies.
Erin has been Michigan’s Title IV-D Director and Director of the Office of Child Support for the past six years. Under her leadership, Michigan collected a record-breaking 71 percent of current support and 66 percent of past due support in FY18. The program has received awards for building program awareness from the National Child Support Association and for outstanding leadership and cooperation from the Child Support Lien Network and State of Rhode Island. Erin has led and participated in multiple national initiatives to improve child support outcomes especially for low-income parents.
Prior to joining state service, Erin worked for a large management consulting firm in various roles including change management, operations, systems development and as a project manager for large-scale systems.
Pam Miller was appointed Administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) on August 19, 2019. Pam brings extensive experience in all aspects of the agency’s work.
Before being appointed to her current position, she was the Senior Associate Administrator for policy at FNS where she worked on a wide range of policies promoting self-sufficiency, program integrity, and instilling public confidence in USDA’s oversight of the 15 nutrition programs.
Prior to joining USDA, Pam worked for the U.S. House of Representatives for 20 years. During her career she was senior professional staff for the House Agriculture Committee where she crafted three farm bills focused on nutrition and specialty crop issues. She then joined the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, serving as the lead professional staff for FNS, as well as USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service, and Food Safety and Inspection Service accounts developing annual spending bills. Her experience as staff for both the Agriculture and Appropriations Committees give her a unique perspective to implementing nutrition policy at USDA. Pam grew up on a small livestock operation near Lubbock, Texas, and received her degree in Agricultural Communications from Texas Tech University.