Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
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U.S. Attorney General
Michael Mukasey
Department of Justice

Vice Chair
J. Robert Flores
Office of Juvenile
Justice and
Delinquency Prevention

Secretary Elaine L. Chao
Department of Labor

Chief Executive Officer
David Eisner
Corporation for National
and Community Service

Assistant Secretary
Julie L. Myers
Department of Homeland Security

Steve Preston
Department of Housing
and Urban Development

Margaret Spellings
Department of Education

Michael O. Leavitt
Department of Health
and Human Services

Director John P. Walters
Office of National
Drug Control Policy

Practitioner Members

Larry K. Brendtro
William L. Gibbons
Adele L. Grubbs
Steven H. Jones
Pamela Rodriguez
Gordon A. Martin, Jr.
Victor Rodriguez


The Honorable Donna E. Shalala, Ph.D.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Since 1993, Secretary Shalala has led the Department's efforts to reform the Nation's welfare system and improve health care while containing health costs. Under her direction, the Department has reduced the number of welfare recipients, guided the approval of the children's Health Insurance Plan, raised child immunization rates to the highest levels in history, led the fight against youth use of tobacco, and crusaded for better access and better medication to treat AIDS. For more than a decade, Secretary Shalala served on the board of the Children's Defense Fund, becoming chair in 1992. As chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1988 to 1993, she was the first woman to head a "Big 10" university. Before that, she served for 8 years as president of Hunter College at the City University of New York and as Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. She has held tenured professorships at Columbia University, CUNY, and the University of Wisconsin. From 1975 to 1977, she served as director and treasurer of the Municipal Assistance Corporation, the organization that helped reverse New York State's financial collapse. She has been a director of the American Stock Exchange, TIAA-CREF, and M and I Bank of Wisconsin. As a member of the Committee for Economic Development, she contributed to bipartisan reports on the health, welfare, and educational needs of our Nation's youngest children. Secretary Shalala received a doctorate from Syracuse University and a bachelors from Western College for Women.

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