Lorrie L. Lutz is Chief Strategy Officer of Fedcap, responsible for program design and innovation, strategic planning, strategic partnerships, and Fedcap’s continuous quality improvement efforts.
Ms. Lutz served for 18 years as the President of L3 P Associates, a consulting firm specializing in enhancing the quality of social services. Ms. Lutz has extensive experience in working with government systems to create change in policy and practice resulting in improvements for people with barriers.
Ms. Lutz’ past professional experience includes serving as the Commissioner of Child Protection and Juvenile Justice Services for the State of New Hampshire, Bureau Chief for Family Services for the State of Idaho, Director of Community Services for Fort Leonard Wood Missouri, Director of Community Programs for Catholic Charities in St. Cloud Minnesota and also served as a line social worker and supervisor in child protective services and a probation officer in juvenile justice services.
Ms. Lutz obtained a Masters in Human Resource Development and a Masters in Public Policy from Webster university in St. Louis Missouri.
Lori Norris brings over 21 years experience in the areas of advocacy and educational / vocational services for those with disabilities and barriers to employment, workforce development, alternative education, adult education, project management, facilitation, and training and development.
Before joining Fedcap, Ms. Norris worked for School & Main Institute providing guidance to school districts as they worked to bolster social/emotional support services, community collaboration and alternative education opportunities for students at risk of dropping out of school. Prior to that she served as the Administrator for the Workforce Development Services Division at the RI Department of Labor and Training (DLT). Highlights of Ms. Norris’ accomplishments include the creation and implementation of a statewide youth workforce development system, growing it from serving 400 youth to 10,000 youth each year.
From 1995 until 2007, Ms. Norris worked for Goodwill Industries of RI, an agency that specializes in vocational rehabilitation for individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment. The agency also provided transitional services for youth in five districts as well as operated an alternative high school for youth with special needs. MS. Norris concluded her career at Goodwill as the President and CEO.
Ms. Norris has worked independently in the Rhode Island community assisting non-profits with strategic planning, board development, agency advancement and project based facilitation services.
Ms. Norris holds a B.S. from the University of RI and an M.Ed. from UMASS Boston.
Grant E. Collins II, Senior Vice President of Fedcap's $73 million Workforce Development Practice Area, joined Fedcap in 2013. Prior to joining Fedcap, Grant served as Senior Vice President for Workforce Service and Chief Strategist for ResCare Inc. Prior to that, he served as Special Assistant and Senior Policy Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Children and Families. He also served as the Deputy Director of the Office of Family Assistance (OFA) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), where he administered the nation’s principal welfare program, the $16.5 billion Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program as head of the TANF Bureau. Mr. Collins served as a key member of several highly acclaimed welfare reform efforts, including reforms in New York City, the state of Minnesota, and the landmark W-2 program--Wisconsin Works. He began his career teaching welfare recipients how to find work, and helping community based organizations throughout the US to “motivate the unemployed” as an accomplished public speaker and workshop facilitator. Mr. Collins attended the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University. He is a graduate of Bethany College in Kansas and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Joanne has spent her entire professional career in teaching, training and professional development in both public schools and human services settings. Her teaching and training experiences include special education instruction, vocational education, transition, behavioral management, therapeutic crisis intervention and PBIS. Joanne holds an M.Ed from Providence College.