Will Hornsby brings over 20 years of public sector child welfare and human services experience at 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. The CFSR is a federal review of title IV-E and IV-B State Plan requirements that all states must undergo periodically. Prior to his employment with the federal government 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. At the state and federal levels, his work involved the design, implementation, and management of ongoing processes for evaluating the effectiveness of child welfare practices and policies on the outcomes for children and families, and recommending improvement strategies. His past work experiences have also been concentrated in the areas of management and administration, resource development, technical assistance, and direct child welfare and child support activities. At CSF, his work is focused on the use of implementation science principles, systematic problem solving, and the direct provision of technical assistance to assist State and local child welfare agencies in evaluating their child welfare programs and implementing needed improvements in their practice, policies, and procedures.
Will has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Alabama.
Kathy Sokolik – Vice President for Child Support Practice
Kathy 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 providing direct services to the public, developing policy and administering programs. Her work includes coordinating the efforts of large work units. She has been a training manager responsible for coordinating all phases of training on large-scale systems for child support and child welfare programs. She has also been a key player in the federal efforts to analyze and implement strategies to ensure child support compliance with the Affordable Care Act. Kathy has served as NCSEA’s President, and is an Honorary Life Member. She is also an Honorary Lifetime Board Member for WICSEC.
Kathy has a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington.