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Todd Shenk

Todd Shenk is at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for 1 year under an IPA agreement with Casey Family Programs, the largest foundation in the country dedicated solely to providing, improving, and ultimately eliminating the need for foster care. Mr. Shenk has been at Casey headquarters in Seattle for more than 6 years, working in child welfare jurisdictions around the country as a Systems Improvement Advisor on the Knowledge Management Team. During his tenure at Casey, he has led a variety of efforts including rolling out the training and implementing Family Group Conferencing in Casey's direct-service field offices, developing a series of Child Welfare State Profiles, and bringing jurisdictions together to participate in Peer Technical Assistance Matches. He has also facilitated numerous cross-system workgroups including the Nevada Legislative Subcommittee on Foster Care with Senator Horsford and the Missouri Blue Ribbon Panel on Transitioning Youth. Before coming to Casey, Mr. Shenk worked in interior Alaska as the Education Director at the Denali Foundation, where he developed educational programming for seniors and youth at risk, focusing on Alaska Native culture and natural history. He then spent several years in Anchorage at Covenant House Alaska, working in a transitional living program for homeless youth and then directing the agency's youth development program.

Date Created: July 9, 2020