Rachel Molly Joseph

Chief of Staff
District of Columbia Child and Family Services Agency

Speaker Bio

Rachel Molly Joseph serves as chief of staff for the District of Columbia Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA). Prior to working at CFSA, Molly was chief of staff to the deputy mayor for Health and Human Services in Washington, DC. She worked for the deputy mayor for six years, ensuring inter-agency collaboration to achieve the administration’s priorities, to assess and facilitate resolution of individual constituent concerns, and to support day-to-day management of operations within the office. Molly oversaw the mayor’s early childhood education program and served as point of contact for health and human services cluster agencies regarding responsible exit from their settlement agreements and consent decrees. Previously, Molly was at the Center for the Study of Social Policy, where she was responsible for providing technical assistance to and monitoring of child welfare systems operating under federal consent decrees to improve practice for children and families. She graduated from the University of North Carolina with her juris doctorate and master’s degree in social work in 2007. As both a lawyer and a social worker who works primarily on policy and program improvement for the DC government, she finds it important to continue to emphasize equity in order to effectuate change.