Katelyn Walker Mooney

Acting Assistant Secretary for Policy – Katelyn Walker Mooney

Katelyn Walker Mooney is the Acting Assistant Secretary for Policy in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy (OASP) at the United States Department of Labor. Katelyn previously served as the Director of the Department of Labor’s Good Jobs Initiative and serves as an Advisor to Acting Secretary Julie Su. She recently served as the Associate General Counsel for the Committee on Education and Labor in the U.S. House of Representatives. There, she managed the legislative process; counseled Representatives and staff on labor policy, legislation, and law; and conducted oversight investigations. Before that, she clerked for the Honorable Melanie M. Shaw Geter in the Maryland Court of Special Appeals and the Honorable Tiffany H. Anderson in the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County. As a law student, she worked for Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge, the AFL-CIO, and the SEIU. Katelyn is an alumna of the George Washington University Law School and Dartmouth College.

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy – Laura Dawkins

Laura Dawkins is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy (OASP). Prior to this, she served as Director of OASP’s Office of Regulatory and Programmatic Policy and as Director of the Policy and Integrity Division of DOL's Office of Foreign Labor Certification. Before joining DOL, Ms. Dawkins held various positions at the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security where she developed and managed humanitarian and family-based immigration programs, and served as the Chief Regulatory Coordinator for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. She received her B.A. from the University of Wisconsin and J.D. from the George Washington University Law School.

Director, Office Regulatory and Programmatic Policy – Albert Herrera

Albert (Al) Herrera is the Director of the Office of Regulatory and Programmatic Policy in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy (OASP). Prior to this, Al served as the Acting Senior Advisor to the OASP Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and as the Deputy Administrator and Acting Administrator of DOL’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification. Before joining DOL, Al held various leadership positions in the U.S. Departments of Justice, Homeland Security, and Office of Management and Budget managing national security, anti-fraud, immigration, regulatory, and budgetary matters throughout the United States.

During his career, Al has been recognized by the Departments of State, Labor, Homeland Security, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for his leadership and service to the public. Al has Bachelor of Arts degrees in Criminal Justice and Psychology from New Mexico State University and is a graduate of the Office of Personnel Management’s Federal Executive Institute Leadership Program and has served as a White House Fellow in the OMB’s Office of Federal Financial Management.

Alix Gould-Werth

Chief Evaluation Officer – Alix Gould-Werth

Alix Gould-Werth is the Chief Evaluation Officer for the United States Department of Labor. In this role, she leads the Chief Evaluation Office, an independent office responsible for coordinating, managing and implementing the department’s evaluation research. As Chief Evaluation Officer, Dr. Gould-Werth also serves as the department’s Scientific Integrity Official. Prior to her time at the Department of Labor, Dr. Gould-Werth worked at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, Mathematica, and Fountain House. Dr. Gould-Werth is a nationally recognized expert on Unemployment Insurance, Paid Family and Medical Leave, schedule stability, and other issues affecting low-wage workers and their families. She has published in peer-reviewed journals and her expertise has been cited in outlets including the New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal. She holds a B.A. in History and Sociology/Anthropology from Swarthmore College, M.S.W. from the University of Michigan, and Ph.D. in Social Work and Sociology also from the University of Michigan.

Chief Data Officer – Scott Gibbons

Scott Gibbons has served as the Chief Data Officer since March 2019. In that role, he provides oversight and leadership for the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) efforts to develop, maintain, share and utilize data to best support DOL’s mission. He leads the Data Board, which serves as the Department’s data governance body, and oversees the development and establishment of coordinated Department-wide positions on data governance, strategy, quality and the management of data as a strategic asset.

Prior to this, Gibbons has worked in various analytical and statistical capacities for the Department of Labor for more than 20 years. He most recently served as Program Manager for Data Analytics for the Chief Evaluation Office at DOL. In this capacity, he led projects assessing and improving data quality and raising the capacity of staff to use data to inform program administration. Prior to that, he was a Supervisory Statistician with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the Employment and Training Administration. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Maryland and has a master's degree in biology from American University.

Director, Office of Compliance Initiatives – S. Marisela Douglass

S. Marisela Douglass serves as Director, Office of Compliance Initiatives, at the U.S. Department of Labor. As Director, she provides leadership and support to the Department's enforcement agencies, advancing the expansion and development of innovative approaches to compliance assistance and enforcement.

Douglass’ career includes more than 15 years in public service. She previously served as Chief, Office of Program Policy Evaluation, at the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). She also worked as an audit manager at the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Inspector General where she led audits of MSHA, the Employment and Training Administration, and the Bureau of International Labor Affairs. Prior to her career at the U.S. Department of Labor, Douglass worked as a consultant at Deloitte and in quality assurance at the American Red Cross.

Douglass holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Rutgers College where she was a Henry Rutgers Scholar and has a Master of Public Administration from Cornell University.

Teresa Acuña

Senior Policy Advisor and Deputy Director, Good Jobs Initiative – Teresa Acuña

Teresa Acuña serves as senior policy advisor with the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy and Deputy Director of the Good Jobs Initiative. Previously, Teresa worked as Associate Director for Democratic Governance at the Ash Center, a multi-disciplinary think tank leading real-world change at Harvard Kennedy School. For over ten years, Teresa held various political, legislative, and programmatic leadership roles in the U.S. House of Representatives and California State Legislature. She led teams in addressing economic inequality, exploring the future of work, and creating democratic governance innovations through an intersectional lens. Teresa holds a master’s degree in public administration from Harvard Kennedy School, where she was the Roy and Lila Ash Fellow and Sheila C. Johnson Leadership Fellow. She is a proud daughter of immigrants and raised in a union home.

Diana Boesch

Chief of Staff – Diana Boesch

Diana Boesch is the Chief of Staff in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy. Previously, Diana was a Policy Analyst at the Center for American Progress on the Women’s Initiative, where she focused on women’s economic security and work-family policies. Before her work at CAP, Diana spent time at the National Partnership for Women & Families; the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault; the Center on Women, Gender, and Public Policy at the University of Minnesota; and FSG, a mission-driven consulting firm. Diana received her master’s degree in public policy from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota and her undergraduate degree from Whitman College.


Trudy S. Rebert

Senior Policy Advisor & Director of Migrant Worker Policy – Trudy S. Rebert

Trudy S. Rebert serves as a Senior Policy Advisor & Director of Migrant Worker Policy in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy. Prior to joining the DOL, Trudy worked with the National Domestic Workers Alliance as Federal Policy Counsel. Previously, she was a litigator with the National Immigration Law Center and a staff attorney with the New Orleans Workers Center for Racial Justice and the National Guestworker Alliance. Trudy clerked for the Hon. Lorna G. Schofield of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and is a former Skadden Fellow and Truman Scholar. She earned a J.D. from Yale Law School, an M.Sc. in Migration, Mobility, and Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London, and a B.A. from Macalester College.

Director of Workers and Technology Policy – Mary Beech

Mary Beech serves as the Director of Workers and Technology Policy in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy. Most recently, she served as Tech Division Chief of Staff and Senior Policy Advisor in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). Mary also recently served as the Chief of Staff for the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) in the Department of Labor. Previously, she was a Manager at Third Sector Capital Partners, Inc., where she worked with state and local government clients to better align resources with effective social services programs through outcomes-based contracts and rigorous evaluation approaches. Mary holds an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a B.A. in Economics from Tufts University.