Lyn A. Hogan, former White House associate director for welfare policy in the Clinton Administration, forged a Washingotn, D.C.-based career focused on helping create a more equitable and just society for all emphasizing welfare reform, education policy, adoption reform, teen pregnancy prevention, and related social policy issues.
Ms. Hogan moved to Westport, CT in 1999 when her husband, Stephen Diorio, took a Connecticut-based job. Once in Connecticut, Ms. Hogan became a senior program officer at the Smith Richardson Foundation in Westport followed by a stint as a consultant to the Edward Zigler Center in Child Development & Social Policy at Yale University in New Haven. During this time, Ms. Hogan and her husband had their son Robert (Rob), now 16, and adopted their daughter Anna from China, now age 12. Following her daughter's adoption and after 15+ years in the workforce, Ms. Hogan choose to stay home with her young children--an option so many parents in this country sadly don't have.
While staying home to raise her children, Ms. Hogan became an active volunteer in the Town of Westport and beyond. She served as secretary of the Westport Democratic Town Committee, has been involved in the PTA, Girl Scouts, Assumption Church and, early on, was a board member for Project Return and for New Neighbors.
Ms. Hogan's early career included stints at Simon & Schuster Publishers, The Rockefeller Foundation, as a graduate fellow for United States Senator Barbara Mikulski, for Senator Edward Kennedy’s Education and Labor Human Resources Committee, and for the New York City Mayor's Office. She went on to become a senior policy analyst for the Democratic Leadership Council in Washington, D.C., the unofficial think tank for the Clinton Administration. From there, she joined the White House Domestic Policy Council as its associate director of welfare policy.
At the request of President Clinton, Hogan left the White House to help create the Clinton-sponsored nonprofit organization, The Welfare to Work Partnership, a nonprofit arm of the White House designed to work with the business sector to place welfare recipients in private sector jobs. In her role as vice president of policy and planning, Hogan worked with both Fortune 500 companies and small business to create welfare-to-work programs in more than 10,000 businesses nationwide.
Ms. Hogan holds a Master of Public Policy and Administration from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, a Master of Science from Columbia University's School of Social Work, and a Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University's honors program in public policy.
Ms. Hogan lives in Westport, CT with her husband, two children, a large black lab adopted from the Westport Humane Society, a Shit-Zu puppy named Colby, and two turtles, Wilbur, Jr. and Corky, Jr. Ms. Hogan and her daughter also raised 2 Peking ducks, Anne and Stan, and 6 chickens that they eventually donated to Westport's Wakeman Town Farm where you can currently visit them!
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