Steven Esposito, Chief Executive Officer
Steve Esposito is responsible for SLI’s corporate strategy and execution and leads the company’s growth in the markets it serves, which include systems development oversight, and children and family services program and policy improvement.
Steve joined in September of 2010 and was responsible for leading the Government Solutions practice. He was accountable for sustainability and growth as he identified, pursued, and delivered Project Management and Oversight services on government IT projects. Under his direction, a national team of project managers, consultants, and specialists help state government agencies mitigate project risk through SLI's high performance Quality Assurance (QA) and Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) solutions.
Steve has over 30 years of professional IT consulting, his experience includes implementing large human services, financial, accounting, banking, and voter registration systems. Prior to SLI Global Solutions, Steve was SVP for MAXIMUS and CIO for the Arizona Department of Economic Security, Division of Child Support Enforcement (DCSE).
Steve received a Bachelor of Science from Arizona State University. He is a PMI-certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and CRISC certified.
Vernon Drew - Chief Operating Officer
Vernon Drew works with SLI leadership to ensure that company projects provide customers timely and quality deliverables. Mr. Drew has worked in human services since 1970 and the Child Support program since 1975. During his tenure, he has worked in the federal, state and private sectors in the areas of administration and management, policy formulation and analysis, technical assistance and training, data conversion, and systems implementation. He has served as President of the Center for the Support of Families (CSF) since its beginning in 1991.
Mr. Drew is active in professional organizations and has served as President of both ERICSA and NCSEA and is an Honorary Life Member of both organizations.
Bob Tafoya - Vice President of Operations
Bob Tafoya is the Vice President of Operations for the Government Solutions Division and is responsible for providing overall direction and leadership for all service delivery activities, projects, and operations. Bob is responsible for building and growing SLI’s brand presence and managing staff that delivers the division’s core suite of project oversight services. Bob is also responsible for maintaining the firm’s ISO certified Quality Management System and serves on the Corporate Quality Initiative Team.
Bob joined SLI in 2011 and has over 25 years of experience in multiple aspects of Project Management, Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V), Quality Assurance (QA) and Information Technology. Bob is a Project Management and Risk expert and provides risk management training to SLI staff and client teams on a regular basis. Prior to this leadership role, Bob held the positions of Project Manager, Risk Manager, and Operations Director on numerous projects on State’s Health and Human Services as well as Labor systems development efforts.
Bob is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and is Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC).
Katherine J. Sokolik - Vice President for Child Support, CSF Division
Kathy Sokolik serves as Vice President for Child Support for the Center for the Support of Families, (CSF Division of SLI Global Solutions LLC), where she directs projects across the U.S. Ms. Sokolik is a veteran policy and operations analyst having been involved in social service programs in the public and private sectors since 1983. She has worked in the child support program developing policy, administering programs, and providing direct services to the public.
Kathy is an experienced and successful project manager, ensuring that projects are completed on time, and deliverables are of excellent quality, while fostering professional and cordial working relationships among all project team members.
Will Hornsby - Vice President for Child Welfare, CSF Division
Will Hornsby serves as the Vice President for Child Welfare for the Center for the Support of Families (CSF). His work is focused on assisting State and local child welfare agencies in evaluating their child welfare programs and implementing needed improvements in their practice, policies, and procedures. Mr. Hornsby brings over 20 years of public sector child welfare/human services experience on the local, state and federal levels. During his employment with the Federal Children’s Bureau, he managed the Child and Family Service Reviews (CFSR) of State child welfare services programs in all 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. He worked for the Alabama Department of Human Resources focusing on reforming child welfare practice at the state and local level in accordance with System of Care principles.
Mark Joyce - Business Development Director
Mark A. Joyce serves as the Business Development Director for the Government Solutions Division. As such, Mark is responsible for all business development activities for the division coordination of cross-selling with the CSF division and services of the other GLI Group family of companies.
Under his direction, the business development staff maintains MSAs for more than a dozen state and commonwealths across the US, and coordinates SLI participation in more than a half dozen conferences and workgroups across the Health and Human Services, Medicaid, Child Support Enforcement, and Unemployment Insurance markets. Mark is a frequent speaker at national conferences on health and human IT topics.
Mark started with SLI in 2007 as an IV&V Senior Project Manager where he successfully managed the delivery of IV&V and QA engagements. Mark started his career with GE Nuclear Fuels where he developed a lifelong interest in the management of high technology projects. Mark also had his own firm where he designed a Long-Term Care module for the eRep CURAM-based eligibility solution in Utah.
Mark received his BA from the University of New Mexico with graduate work at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is a PMI-certified Project Management Professional (PMP), CURAM BA, and is SCM certified.