Ben Kaufman, MSW
Associate Director, Workforce Development and Capacity Building
Talk to me about: Workforce Needs, Leadership, Capacity Building, Emergency Preparedness and Response
Ben Kaufman, MSW is the Associate Director for Workforce Development and Capacity Building at AMCHP. He leads a team that is accountable for the development, implementation, and evaluation of program activities aligned with AMCHP’s strategic plan goal to attract and retain highly competent people in the MCH public health workforce, as well as tracking, analyzing, and reporting on efforts to enhance the capacity of state/territorial MCH programs – including leadership development, workforce training, and technical assistance, and ensuring emergency preparedness and response efforts address the unique needs of MCH populations.
Mr. Kaufman brings more than a decade of experience in working with communities and systems to align research, practice, and policy. Immediately prior to AMCHP, he was the administrative and programmatic lead for a HRSA-funded resource center at the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) charged with providing comprehensive technical assistance to a $30 million portfolio of more than 60 training programs based at universities and children hospitals in nearly every U.S. state and territory. Mr. Kaufman has expertise in partnership cultivation, engaging diverse stakeholders in resource development, supporting demonstration projects, and establishing new forums for sharing best practices, as well as skills in meeting planning, budgeting, supervision, facilitation, evaluation, and member services. He earned a Master of Social Work degree with a concentration in management and community organizing from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from the University of Michigan.