University of Wisconsin–Madison

Fredi-Ellen Bove is a Policy Advisor to the Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families. She previously was the Administrator for the Division of Safety and Permanence, which serves as the state child welfare director. Prior to joining the Department of Children and Families in March 2011, Ms. Bove worked for the Wisconsin Department of Health Services for 16 years, where she served as the Deputy Administrator for the Division of Long Term Care and the Budget and Policy Director; and for the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents for 5 years as the Executive Assistant. Before her service in Wisconsin state government, Ms. Bove held a number of policy positions in the federal government.