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Jo Anne B. Barnhart

Jo Anne B. Barnhart

Jo Anne Barnhart is one of the  nation’s foremost hands-on experts on how to make  government work,and work well, for the people it serves. Her ability to communicate that knowledge led to her appointment in 2008 as an adjunct lecturer in public policy at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of  Government.

As Commissioner of the Social Security Administration (2001-2007), Jo Anne had  responsibility for administering a budget of over $550 billion, a staff of 65,000, and 1,500 Top Designer  online outlet offices nationwide, providing retirement, survivors, and disability programs as well as the Supplemental Security Income program. When she completed her term of office in 2007, she was the longest-serving woman and third-longest-serving  commissioner in agency history. During her tenure, the agency developed and implemented an electronic disability system for accepting and processing claims and associated medical evidence. Within one year of implementation, Social Security was the largest repository of medical records in the world. 

Prior to her post at Social Security,  Jo Anne  worked for over 20 years in a variety of legislative and executive branch jobs, including Assistant  Secretary for Children and Families at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and Minority Staff Director for the U.S. Senate Governmental Affairs Committee. She also owned and managed her  own political Quality Replica Designer  with free shipping and public Quality Replica Designer  with free shipping policy consulting company and served on the Social Security Advisory Board for four years.


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