APHSA Executive Governing Board

2017

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Tracy Wareing Evans, President and CEO, American Public Human Services Association

Tracy Wareing Evans is the Executive Director of American Public Human Services Association (APHSA), a bipartisan, nonprofit membership organization representing the nation's top government human service executives, including states, the District of Columbia and the territories, their key program managers, and hundreds of county-level human service directors nationwide. Building on the expertise and experience of the APHSA membership, Wareing Evans is leading the Association's efforts to drive transformation of the health and human services system to a more sustainable path that is both effective and cost efficient. 

Wareing Evans has a long history in high-level policy development and public administration. Prior to joining APHSA, Wareing served as a senior adviser to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. Before moving to Washington D.C. in 2009, Wareing Evans lived in Arizona and served as Director of the Arizona Department of Economic Security, an integrated human service agency. In that role, she oversaw protective services for children and adults; cash assistance and supplemental nutrition assistance; Medicaid eligibility determinations; workforce and employment supports; unemployment insurance; aging and adult services as well as child care and child support enforcement. Prior to her cabinet appointment, she served as policy adviser for human services under then Arizona Gov. Napolitano and as interim deputy director of the state's child welfare division. She has also served as the lead counsel in the Arizona Attorney General's office representing child protective services. Wareing began her career in private practice at the law firm of Steptoe & Johnson, LLP in Phoenix.

 

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Chair
David Stillman, Assistant Secretary, Economic Services Administration, Washington Department of Social and Health Services 

 

David Stillman is the assistant secretary of the Economic Services Administration in Washington State's Department of Social and Health Services where he is responsible for the state's public assistance programs as well as child support enforcement, financial recovery and disability determination for social security benefits. He oversees more than 4,200 employees, 80 offices and a $2.3 billion budget with a focus on transforming government to better serve families in need. 

Prior to accepting his current position, Stillman served for more than five years as director of the department's Division of Child Support (DCS), and assumed the director role for the Office of Financial Recovery (OFR) on December 1, 2009. In this capacity, he provided oversight for administrative and policy operations for an organization comprised of 1,100 employees and 11 offices, with annual child support collections of almost $700 million and financial recoveries of approximately $500 million. Combined, DCS and OFR contribute approximately $1.3 billion annually to help ensure the safety and health of customers, families, communities and the state itself. 

Stillman participates as a presenter at a variety of national and state conferences and serves on a wide variety of national and state work groups and committees. He served as the National Child Support Enforcement Association (NCSEA) president through August 2012 and will continue on the board as Immediate past president. He is also a Western Interstate Child Support Enforcement Council (WICSEC) advisory board member and a past president of WICSEC. 

Among his achievements, Stillman is a 2001 recipient of the Governor's Distinguished Manager Award, the highest recognition for a state government manager, received the WICSEC Individual Achievement Award in 2004, and was named to the WICSEC Presenter Hall of Fame in 2011. 

Stillman received his B.A. from Whitman College and his J.D. from the University of Puget Sound School of Law. 

 

 

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Vice Chair and Local Council Representative 
Kelly Harder, Director, Dakota County (MN) Community Services

 

Kelly Harder is the Director of the Community Services Division in Dakota County, which is the third most populated county in Minnesota. Within Community Services, Kelly has oversight of social services, public health, community corrections, income maintenance, child support, veteran services, and 4-H/extension programs.  Kelly has been working passionately over the past years toward moving their organization and community of human serving providers into a fully integrated service delivery model of care using their Community Services Value Curve & Self-Sufficiency Matrix. 

 

Kelly is currently serving as the chair for the APHSA National Council of Locals Human Service Administrators, and co-chair for APHSA Data Analytics Working Group. He has his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Social Work from Concordia College, Moorhead, MN and Masters in Social Work from the University of North Dakota, Bismarck. Prior to arriving in Dakota County, Kelly was the Human Services Director in Steele County and a deputy director in Blue Earth County, MN.  

 

 

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Treasurer

Reiko Osaki, President and Founder, Ikaso Consulting

 

Reiko Osaki is the President and Founder of Ikaso Consulting, a public sector consulting firm focused on health and human services, organization strategy, business process workflow, procurement, and project management. She draws on her experience serving ten state government administrations and 14 years of public sector consulting work to help her clients collaboratively implement change and achieve sustainable results. Ms. Osaki’s areas of expertise include human services and Medicaid program design, organization analysis, procurement strategies, negotiations, and contract management. Ms. Osaki leads a team of seasoned experts, all committed to state government programs and initiatives.

 

Ms. Osaki is a graduate of Stanford University and has actively supported her alma mater as a member of the Board of Trustees Task Force on Minority Alumni Relations and a member of the Stanford Alumni Association Board of Directors.   

 

 

ELECTED DIRECTORS

 

 

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Mimi Clarke Corcoran, Vice President, Talent Development, New Visions for Public Schools

 

Mimi Corcoran has joined New Visions as the Vice President of talent development, and is responsible for overseeing New Visions’ human capital development portfolio, which includes its teacher and teacher leader preparation programs. Mimi has built a reputation as an innovator and change leader in the nonprofit sector, serving in a variety of capacities throughout her career, most recently as President and CEO of ANDRUS, where she worked to transform outcomes for children and families struggling with mental illness.

 

Previously, Mimi served as Director of the Special Fund for Poverty Alleviation, for George Soros’s Open Society Foundations, where she partnered with government, foundations, and community-based organizations, identifying strategies to alleviate poverty through the support of scalable and sustainable programs in education, workforce development, and benefits access. Her extensive leadership experience also includes her work as a partner with Hudson Heights, LLC, and seven years as Executive Director of the Beginning with Children Foundation, where she played a key role in education reform in New York. She received her B.A. in English from Yale University and holds a Masters in Public Administration from New York University.

 

 

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Susan N. Dreyfus, President and Chief Executive Officer, Alliance for Strong Families and Communities

 

Susan N. Dreyfus is President and CEO of the national organization, Alliance for Strong Families and Communities.

 

Prior to joining the Alliance on Jan. 3, 2012, Dreyfus was Secretary for the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. She was appointed by Gov. Chris Gregoire in May 2009 and served as a member of the Governor’s Executive Cabinet. She had responsibility for Medicaid, aging and long-term care, child welfare, behavioral health care, juvenile justice, economic assistance, and other human services. Dreyfus previously served as senior vice president and chief operating officer for both the Alliance and Families International from 2003-2007.

 

In 1996 she was appointed by the Gov. Tommy G. Thompson Administration in Wisconsin to be the first administrator of the Division of Children and Family Services. Her responsibilities included child welfare, child care quality and licensing, youth development and an array of emergency assistance and other community programs.

 

Dreyfus is a member of Leadership 18, a coalition of CEOs from the largest and most respected nonprofit organizations in America. She is an elected member of the Leadership 18 Executive Committee. She is also a member of the American Public Human Services Association, Generations United, National Human Services Assembly, and International Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers Boards of Directors, and the ANDRUS Sanctuary Institute Advisory Board. She is part of the 12-member National Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities, being appointed by John Boehner, speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Representative from Ohio's 8th congressional district.

 

Dreyfus enjoys reading the biographies of the United States presidents, being with her family—especially her three grandchildren—and she has completed four marathons. 

 

 

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Anne Mosle, Vice President, The Aspen Institute
Executive Director, Ascend at the Aspen Institute

 

Anne Mosle is a leading thinker, advocate, and voice in building pathways to opportunity for low-income families. With more than 20 years’ experience in policy and philanthropy, Mosle has been recognized as Washingtonian of the Year, Ms. Magazine Woman to Watch, and Visionary Philanthropist. Currently, she directs Ascend, the national hub for breakthrough ideas and collaborations that move children and their parents towards educational success and economic security. Ascend is investing $1.5 million in promising two-generation programs and policy solutions, has launched a national network and fellowship, and is leveraging resources for better outcomes for families.


Mosle has an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Endicott College.

 

 

LEADERSHIP COUNCIL CHAIR

 

 

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Roderick Bremby, Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Social Services

 

Roderick L. Bremby was appointed by Governor Dannel P. Malloy as Commissioner of the Department of Social Services (DSS) in March 2011.  The Governor’s nomination of Mr. Bremby for a four-year term as agency head was unanimously confirmed by the Connecticut Senate.  On December 12, 2014, Governor Malloy announced that he intends to re-appoint Commissioner Bremby to a second term as Commissioner. 

 

During his first four years at the Connecticut Department of Social Services, Commissioner Bremby has directed initiatives in such areas as health care program restructuring, modernization of technology and business processes for improved client service delivery, and implementation of budget and legislative program changes.  The Commissioner has worked with the Governor’s Office, Office of Policy and Management and Department of Administrative Services’ Bureau of Enterprise Systems and Technology to target reinvestment in the agency’s staffing and technology infrastructure during a time of increased applications and caseloads.

 

 

AFFILIATE CHAIR

 

 

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Paul Fleissner, Director, Olmsted County (MN) Community Services

 

Paul Fleissner is a licensed social worker who also has an accounting degree. In Paul’s current position as Director of Community Services he is responsible for probation services for three counties along with social services, public assistance and veteran services in Olmsted County.

 

During his 27 years in human services Paul has worked as a behavior analyst and program manager in group homes for the disabled and mentally ill. He has been a program director at a large non-profit, and for the past 18 years has worked in Olmsted County as a social worker and in administration. Paul has served on various boards over the years.

 

Most of Paul’s time away from work is spent on coaching basketball, fishing, attending various activities for his kids, and figuring out how to replace more of his yard with new gardens.

 

 


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