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About the Southern Institute — Staff

Sarah C. Shuptrine

President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Sarah Shuptrine is founder, President and CEO for the Southern Institute on Children and Families. She also serves as Director of the National Program Office for Covering Kids & Families and Chairman of the Southern Regional Task Force on Child Care. Prior to founding the Southern Institute in 1991, she held the positions of chief policy advisor for Health and Human Services to then South Carolina Governor Richard W. Riley and staff director of the South Carolina Children’s Coordinating Cabinet. In addition, Ms. Shuptrine chaired the Work Group for the Southern Regional Task Force on Infant Mortality.

Ms. Shuptrine has served as a member of the National Commission on Children and Co-Chairman of the Commission’s working groups on collaboration and coordination and family support programs. She also served on the Carnegie Task Force on Meeting the Needs of Young Children that published the Starting Points report. She is the author and co-author of numerous reports on improving access to health and social services, the need for outreach and identification of barriers for Medicaid eligibility.