APHSA Annual Report 2017

APHSA EXECUTIVE GOVERNING BOARD 2017 OFFICERS Chair DAVID STILLMAN Assistant Secretary, Economic Services Administration WA Department of Social and Health Services Vice Chair and Local Council Chair KELLY HARDER Director Dakota County (MN) Community Services Treasurer REIKO OSAKI President and Founder Ikaso Consulting President and CEO TRACY WAREING EVANS President and CEO American Public Human Services Association ELECTED DIRECTORS MIMI CORCORAN Vice President and Talent Development New Visions for Public Schools SUSAN N. DREYFUS President and CEO Alliance for Strong Families and Communities ANNE MOSLE Vice President, The Aspen Institute Executive Director Ascend at the Aspen Institute AFFINITY COUNCIL CHAIR PAUL FLEISSNER Director Olmsted County (MN) Community Services LEADERSHIP COUNCIL CHAIR RODERICK BREMBY Commissioner CT Department of Social Services


Greetings, APHSA Members and Friends! As the Chair of the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA) Executive Governing Board, I have seen first-hand the passion of our members and partners working collaboratively to help those we serve to realize their full potential. Across the country, state and local health and human services agencies are developing inventive ways to improve the delivery of services and at the center of our collective work is a commitment to well- being – health, education and economic – of individuals, families and communities. Thank you for being an integral part of these accomplishments. It is an honor and humbling to work alongside leaders who are deeply committed to advancing transformation initiatives that drive better outcomes for all citizens. Over the past year, the APHSA Leadership Council, the State and Local CEO Councils and our members have worked directly with the APHSA legislative and collaborative center teams to draft policy and program guidelines on the future of the SNAP and TANF programs; created guiding principles for local agencies to use their collective strength and knowledge to promote systems change at the local level; and issued a report outlining the health and human services community’s priorities for the new administration and Congress. These are the best examples of the power of peer-to-peer engagement and how we, the health and human services community, can work together to change the lives of the people we serve. Throughout the annual report, we have recapped stories and learnings from our members and partners that confirm it is only with and through you – our members - that our shared vision for better, healthier lives for children, adults, families and communities can become a reality. We are living in a time of unprecedented change and opportunity, and as human service leaders, I want to thank you for continuing this journey with us. We look forward to influencing, building and connecting with you in 2018 and beyond!

David Stillman Chair, APHSA Executive Governing Board Assistant Secretary, Economic Services Administration, WA Department of Social and Health Services

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