Taffy Compain is a Branch Chief with the Office of Family Assistance, Administration for Children and Families. Her dedication to enhancing the lives and well-being of families spans a career of over 28 years in child, youth, and family welfare services. After receiving her bachelor’s in arts degree from Florida State University in 1992, Taffy began providing direct family services as a Foster Care Counselor at the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) in Tallahassee, Florida. Through her subsequent years of service at the Florida DCF, Taffy oversaw recruitment and retention programs and served as Program Administrator over the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children, the Interstate Compact on Adoptions and Medical Assistance, and the Child Welfare Professionals Training Academy. In 2008, Taffy moved to the Washington DC area to manage the training component of the federal Child and Family Services reviews, and subsequently joined the federal Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, as the National Foster Care Specialist. As a bilingual native of Puerto Rico, she has supported numerous efforts to authentically engage and serve Latino and minority communities throughout her career and in her personal life.