Who's New

New MCH Leaders

  George L. Askew, MD, FAAP

George L. Askew, MD, a board certified pediatrician, is the senior policy advisor for Early Childhood Health and Development in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families. His role is leading and supervising a team of staff working on inter-departmental health-related early childhood initiatives, as well as oversight of inter-departmental early childhood programs and initiatives, including the home visiting program, joint Head Start/child care initiatives, and programs or initiatives administered and developed in coordination with other HHS agencies. Additionally, he is tasked with initiating, exploring and establishing fruitful and innovative approaches for increased child and family program policy effectiveness and program coordination within the agency and with outside organizations. George is former Deputy CEO of Voices for America’s Children, Founder of Docs For Tots, former CEO and President of Jumpstart for Young Children and currently is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, DC.


Maggie Diebel – Title V Director
Director, Community and Family Health Division
Minnesota Department of Health


Joan Bowsher – Title V Director
Acting Bureau Chief, Family and Community Health Bureau
Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services