President Clinton announced on August 26 that Audrey Tayse Haynes will serve as his deputy assistant and as director of the White House Office for Women’s Initiatives and Outreach. Haynes will coordinate the work of women’s organizations, federal agencies and the White House staff to ensure that women’s viewpoints are integrated into government policies and programs.
Haynes is currently deputy secretary of the cabinet for health services in Kentucky and assists in managing Kentucky’s $2.5 billion budget. She was Chief of Staff for Lt. Gov. Stephen L. Henry, M.D., and was an advisor to Gov. Paul E. Patton. Haynes was director for the Kentucky Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation and was executive director of the Kentucky Literacy Commission from 1989-1993. As executive director of Business and Professional Women/USA and the Business Professional Women’s Foundation in Washington, D.C., Haynes strove to achieve the BPW’s goal of “equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education and information.”