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June 2024 Policy & Legislation Webinar

Moving Away from TANF Cost Recovery and Towards Full Child Support Payments to Families

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

2:00 p.m – 3:15 p.m. Eastern

This is a FREE webinar!

Description

While the child support program was created to recoup cash assistance, a growing number of states are moving toward distributing the full amount of child support collected to current and past TANF families. Further, eliminating TANF recoupment is part of the comprehensive legislative package the National Child Support Engagement Association developed last year. Come hear from the programs that have pivoted or soon will be to passing the full amount of child support to families, including how and why they made the switch, challenges they faced, how they addressed potential fiscal impacts, and outcomes for both the TANF and child support agencies.

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Speakers

Erin Frisch
IV-D Director of the Office of Child Support
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS)

Erin Frisch (she/they) has served as the Director of the Office of Child Support at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) since 2012. She currently serves on the Michigan Supreme Court Justice for All Commission where she sits on the Regulatory and Practice Reform Committee and Technology and Data Sharing Committee. They are president of the National Child Support Engagement Association and a former president of the National Council of Child Support Directors. She is also founder and president of the Center for Child Support Policy. Erin is a national leader in thinking critically about the role of child support in serving families of today through equity and inclusion. Erin served from 2019-2020 as Senior Chief Deputy Director for Opportunity at MDHHS where she oversaw the children’s services agency, the bureau of community services, and the economic stability administration and focused on integration between public assistance programs and health, community services, child support and child welfare to reduce poverty for Michiganders. She also co-led the MDHHS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council for three years as they successfully advocated for an office of Race, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. Erin graduated from James Madison College at Michigan State University and worked as an IT management consultant for 12 years prior to joining state service. She is married and has two teenagers that keep her on her toes.

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David Kilgore
IV-D Director

California Department of Child Support Service

David Kilgore is a proud graduate of the California State University at Northridge where he received his master’s degree in Public Administration and currently serves as Director for the California Department of Child Support Services. David has worked in the Child Support Program for 21 years with past service including director of the Riverside County DCSS, deputy director of operations and chief deputy director of the Los Angeles CSSD, deputy director of operations at the San Bernardino County DCSS and held several positions at the Tulare County DCSS including manager and staff services analyst. David is on the Board of Directors of the National Child Support Engagement Association and was a past board member for the National Council of Child Support Directors. He has lectured on a variety of topics to state and county audiences. David’s hobbies include traveling, reading books, and all things electronic. After a long day of work, he relaxes by playing with his son and daughter Zev and Zoe, and their pup, Alphie.

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Bryan Tribble
IV-D Director
State of Illinois

Bryan Tribble began his career with the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services–Division of Child Support Services (CSS) in June 2001 as an accountant.  In January 2006, he was tasked with leading the Professional and Recreational License Revocation project, which culminated in the initiation of the process by which Illinois hunting and fishing licenses are denied at the point of sale.  In February 2008, Bryan became the manager of the Administrative Driver’s License Suspension project for CSS.  Bryan continued in this role until August 2012 when he became the assistant manager of Policy for CSS, a position that offered him an opportunity to marry his knowledge of child support with his passion for research, analysis, and implementation.  In August 2017, Bryan was elevated to the position of manager of Policy for CSS, where he eventually not only oversaw policy and CSS-related legislation, but also statewide child support training and the business analysts working in Program Support.  Most recently, Bryan was named the IV-D Director for the State of Illinois in January 2021.

Bryan has been an active member of the Illinois Family Support Enforcement Association (IFSEA) Board of Directors, serving as First and Second Vice-President (2011 and 2010, respectively), as well as President (2012).  As the Illinois IV-D Administrator, he continues to serve on the Board as an appointed director.  Bryan also has served as faculty on numerous occasions at the Illinois Judicial Education Conference, an annual conference organized and presented by the Illinois Supreme Court in conjunction with the Administrative Office of Illinois Courts.  Additionally, he has been active on the national level speaking at multiple conferences and on educational panels.  Bryan also has been involved with the National Child Support Enforcement Association (NCSEA), serving on the Leadership Symposium Committee (2014-2016) and the Emerging Issues and Best Practices Subcommittee of the Policy and Government Relations Committee (2012 through 2018 and 2022 to 2023) and the Policy and Government Relations Committee presently.  In 2020, Bryan joined the NCCSD Policy and Practice Committee, and has continue to serve on this Committee through to the present and is currently serving as the Co-Chair of this committee.  Additionally, in 2024, Bryan is serving as a member of the NCCSD Executive Committee representing Region 5.

Diane Potts

Moderator: Diane Potts
Child Support Lead Director
National Strategy Team
CGI

Diane Potts is the Child Support Lead Director on the National Strategy Team at CGI Technologies and Solutions Inc. Diane serves on the National Child Support Enforcement Association (NCSEA) Board of Directors and is NCSEA’s Past-President, past Secretary, and an Honorary Lifetime Member. She currently serves as co-chair of NCSEA’s Policy and Government Relations Committee. Diane also is on the Eastern Regional Interstate Child Support Association (ERICSA) Board of Directors and is the Chair of its Intergovernmental Improvement Committee. She is a frequent presenter at national, regional, and state conferences and authors articles regularly for NCSEA’s CSQ.

Diane served for 6 years as Illinois Deputy Attorney General for Child Support. During her 20-year career with the Office of the Illinois Attorney General, she argued over 100 cases on behalf of the State in the Illinois Supreme Court, Appellate Court, and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Diane was appointed as the official observer to the Uniform Law Commission’s amendment of the Uniform Parentage Act (UPA) on NCSEA’s behalf, and currently sits on the UPA’s Enactment Committee. Diane served for 6 years on the Illinois Child Support Advisory Committee and was a member of the legislative drafting team for the Illinois Parentage Act and the income shares child support legislation. In 2015, she won the Madalyn Maxwell Lifetime Achievement Award. Diane received her law degree from Washington University Law School and her undergraduate degree from University of Illinois.