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Consulting Opportunities

Looking for new ideas or need help with existing programs? Schedule a time to meet with our onsite consultants, Kay Casey and Carl Valentine.

Kay Casey has over 35 years’ experience on child welfare programming, fiscal and financial management across federal, state, and Tribal agencies and the private sector. Kay’s career started in Florida working the frontlines with children and families, eventually working at all levels of state government. At the federal level, Kay worked in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Region IV Office as a Financial Analyst. She was responsible for multiple states federal reporting on child welfare grants, SACWIS review and analysis and cost allocation plan methodologies. Kay’s programmatic experience offered a level of understanding and experience at the federal level and was involved in multiple programmatic initiatives while in the Regional Office. Following Federal employment, Kay worked for a large management consulting firm as the Child Welfare and Title IV-E Subject Matter Expert. In recent years, she has spent a great amount of time on working with universities and state agencies on Title IV-E stipend programs. In August of 2018, Kay started her own company to continue the passion of providing services to agencies in support of children and families. Kay holds a Bachelor of Social Work and a Master of Art.

Carl Valentine has been a consultant in the design and financing of children and family services for over 40 years, helping states and communities maximize the use of Title IV-E and Medicaid. He has particular interest in assisting states finance training opportunities for their child welfare personnel and their associated public and private partners. He is currently Assisting Texas and the University of Huston School of Social Work and several other state’s asses the states response to the new Family First Preventive Services Act. He participated as a Title IV-E expert in the Title IV-E Round table in Arizona two years ago and is looking forward to meeting state representatives at this years Title IV-E Roundtable.

Kay Casey and Carl Valentine will be available for complimentary consulting appointments during the conference. If you are interested in scheduling a time to meet with Kay Casey or Carl Valentine, please complete the information below. You will then be contacted with your consultation time.


For any questions or concerns regarding the registration process or the event itself, please call (270) 745-4254 or email TitleIVE2022@wku.edu.

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 Last Modified 4/29/20