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Cassie Statuto Bevan

Carol "Cassie" Statuto Bevan received her doctorate in Child Development from Columbia University.  She completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Bush Program for Child Development and Social Policy at the University of Michigan. 

Dr. Bevan went to Washington, D.C., on a Congressional Science Fellowship under the auspices of the Society for Research in Child Development and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  Upon completion of this Fellowship, Dr. Bevan joined the Family Impact Seminar at Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.  She went to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1984 to work for the newly established Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families and after several years became the Republican Staff director.  Cassie joined the National Council for Adoption in 1993 to become the Principal Investigator of the Child Protection Project and to head the Council's Office of Public Policy. 

She is the author of Foster Care: Too Much, Too Little, Too Early, Too Late, a monograph published under a grant from the Smith Richardson Foundation, Inc., with support from the Milton Hershey School and Boys Town.  In 1994, Dr. Bevan was appointed by the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives to serve as a Commissioner on the U.S. Commission on Child and Family Welfare.  Currently, Dr. Bevan is a Professional Staff Member of the Subcommittee on Human Resources of the Committee on Ways and Means in the United States House of Representatives. 

Dr. Bevan is married and the mother of two young children.

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