Foothold Technology announced that its Director of Client Services, Paul Rossi, has joined the Board of Directors of the National Human Services Data Consortium (NHSDC), an organization focused on developing effective leadership for the best use of information technology to manage human services. The NHSDC’s vision is to facilitate the improvement of human services delivery by serving as a forum for exploring and building consensus among community-based management information systems administrators, thereby driving public policy from the top down and the bottom up.
With this appointment, Paul brings expertise from an extensive history with homeless services in both the public and private sectors as well as a solid base of knowledge from Foothold Technology’s work with more than 850 human service organizations. In addition to overseeing the compliance of Foothold Technology’s AWARDS software with HUD’s HMIS Data Standards, Paul works with Foothold’s statewide and multi-county database implementations supporting clients in process development, implementation planning, database administration and training. As a member of the management team at Foothold, Paul works to develop and improve continually the broad functionality of AWARDS to provide Foothold’s customers and partners with the best possible solutions to their data management, compliance and reporting needs. Prior to joining Foothold as its Director of Homeless Information Services in 2001, Paul spent more than ten years in Los Angeles providing direct client services to the homeless and those living with HIV/AIDS, as well as serving as the Director of Programs for the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority.
“I’m excited to join the NHSDC board and work with this exceptional team,” said Paul. “The National Human Services Data Consortium is recognized as a leader and valuable resource for individuals and organizations committed to improving the delivery of human services through the use of technology. I look forward to sharing my experiences to drive the organization’s mission to foster an understanding of how data and evidence-based practices can be harnessed to effect positive change.” Paul’s immediate contributions to the organization will include further developing the NHSDC Social Communication Plan and working on conference planning.