Acacia Bamberg Salatti serves as Acting Director of the Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships (The Partnership Center). She was appointed by the White House to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in 2009. Salatti comes to this position from the office of Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn, where she was the Director for the House Democratic Faith Working Group (HDFWG). She also handled Congressman Clyburn’s education and agriculture portfolios. In addition, Salatti was also responsible for his agriculture, interior, and foreign operations appropriation bills. Salatti holds a Masters in Divinity and a certificate in Black Church Studies from Candler School of Theology at Emory University. She is also a former Adjunct Professor of Religion at Columbia College, her alma mater. As Acting Director of the HHS Partnership Center, Salatti’s portfolio focuses on minority health outreach and health disparity reduction strategies.