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Stacy Dean

Vice President for Food Assistance Policy

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Stacy Dean is the Vice President for Food Assistance Policy at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.  She directs CBPP’s food assistance team, which publishes frequent reports on how federal nutrition programs affect families and communities and develops policies to improve them.   

Dean’s team also works closely with program administrators, policymakers, and non-profit organizations to improve federal nutrition programs and provide eligible low-income families with easier access to benefits.  She brings her deep programmatic and operational knowledge along with a strong strategic sense to help advance CBPP’s priorities. 

In addition to her work on federal nutrition programs, Dean directs CBPP efforts to integrate the delivery of health and human services programs at the state and local levels.   

Dean has testified before Congress and spoken extensively to national and state non-profit groups.  She has been quoted in such publications as the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and Politico, as well as the Associated Press. 

Dean joined CBPP in 1997 as a Senior Policy Analyst working on national policy issues such as the federal budget, SNAP, and benefits for immigrants.  Previously, as a budget analyst at the Office of Management and Budget, she worked on policy development, regulatory and legislative review, and budgetary process and execution for a variety of income support programs.   

Dean earned her B.A. and master’s degree in public policy from the University of Michigan.   She sits on the Board of Social Interest Solutions, a non-profit technology firm. 

You can follow her on Twitter @DeanCBPP.

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