Senior Program Specialist, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Rosie Gomez is a Senior Program Specialist at the Administration for Children and Families in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In this role, she leads interagency efforts and builds public/private partnerships to support early childhood development and early learning. She has dedicated her career to Federal service helping to improve the overall health and well-being of the nation’s children and families. She has served as the lead for addressing the issue of human trafficking within the child welfare population at HHS. In her role as Senior Policy Advisor on Trafficking Prevention, she led the planning of National conferences, meetings, and created innovative approaches to anti-trafficking initiatives. She has provided oversight to millions of Federal dollars focused on the topics of human trafficking, child maltreatment prevention, early childhood development, and public health initiatives. Her experience has included working directly with many at-risk populations, including survivors of human trafficking. As a result of her dedication to public service and leadership, she has received many awards and was chosen to participate in the Next Generation Leaders program with the McCain Institute for International Leadership to focus on the topic of human trafficking prevention. She completed her Master of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies at Colorado State University.