Associate Director for Policy
Sascha Chaney has been serving as the National Center on Birth Defects and Disabilities (NCBDDD), Associate Director for Policy (APD) since August 2015. In this capacity she is responsible for leading the Office of Planning, Policy and Evaluation (OPPE) for NCBDDD. OPPE manages the NCBDDD’s annual budget formulation, partnership engagement, and policy activities. Ms. Chaney serves as principal advisor on legislative matters and keeps the center informed of legislative and partnership developments that may impact programmatic work. Prior to joining NCBDDD, she served as the NCEH/ATSDR ADP. Ms. Chaney joined CDC in 2000 as a legislative and policy analyst and has been working on CDC policy activities for over 16 years. Ms. Chaney holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University Of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL.