Barbara Pisaro Clark is the Deputy Director for Human Services Legislation in the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Legislation (ASL); the office responsible for the development and implementation of the Department’s legislative agenda and congressional liaison activities. She is responsible for the development, clearance and advocacy of formal and informal communications with the Congress, management of congressional hearings, and representing ASL in liaison activities between the Department and Congress to further the human services legislative objectives.
Ms. Clark began her career in government service at the Social Security Administration in 1988 in the Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs, organizing the Commissioner’s policy briefings for and visits to Members of Congress. She moved to ASL in in 1990, first handling Social Security legislation, then shifting her portfolio to the Administration on Children and Families and the Administration on Aging. She became Deputy Director in 2004. In the last presidential transition she served as Acting Assistant Secretary for seven months. She is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati.