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.
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
Aisha Lucas manages Fedcap’s home health training and employment business, which trains 165 aides each year and currently employs close to 400. Ms. Lucas previously worked for 12 years at Partners in Care and joined Fedcap in 2005 as a manager. She studied computer science at Hunter College, The City University of New York.
Monica serves as the Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy for Fedcap. Monica is a former Deputy Commissioner of Insurance and a Senior Assistant Attorney General for the State of NH. She managed the State’s $275m employee health benefit plan, and practiced law at one of the State’s largest law firms, Sheehan, Phinney, Bass + Green. Immediately prior to joining the Fedcap team, Monica served as Senior Advisor to Congresswoman Ann Kuster, who is currently serving her 3rd term representing NH’s Second District.