Director, Family Services and Systems Policy, Research and Communications Group
Annie E. Casey Foundation
Rob Geen is the Director or Policy, Research, and Communications within the Center for Effective Family Services and Systems at the Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF). Prior to coming to AECF, Rob was the Vice President for Public Policy and Director of the Child Welfare Program at Child Trends, a non-partisan policy research organization in Washington D.C. For two years, Rob was also a visiting fellow with the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Ways and Means. Earlier in his career, Rob was director of the Child Welfare Research Program at the Urban Institute and an evaluator for the U.S. Government Accountability Office.
During his career, Rob has analyzed policies and evaluated programs in various areas of social services for children, youth, and families, but has focused primarily on child welfare issues including child abuse and neglect investigation, family preservation and family support services, foster care, independent living programs for foster youth, adoption, and the impact of welfare reform on child welfare systems. More specifically, Rob is a nationally recognized expert in the areas of child welfare financing and kinship care.