Connecticut Voices for Children has installed Sharon Langer as interim executive director while the New Haven nonprofit think-tank that promotes family-friendly laws and policies hunts a permanent replacement for its outgoing chief.
Langer has been a senior policy fellow at Connecticut Voices the past eight years, officials said Friday.
She officially takes on her new role next Thursday.
Current executive director, Jamey Bell, is Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's choice as state's child advocate. Bell's first day is next Wednesday.
Prior to joining Connecticut Voices in 2004, Langer wasan attorney at Connecticut Legal Services Inc. for 20 years.
She received an M.Ed. from Tufts University and a law degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law.
Separately, CT Voices announced the launch of a fiscal policy center to provide research, analysis, and recommendations on state and federal budget and tax policies, including their impact on education, health care, human services, and family economic security.