Meet the Reviewers
Our team of experts carefully curates content to help you learn more about critical topics, trends, and opportunities to innovate human services and child welfare.
Rich Bowlen, Vice President/Evangelist, Child Welfare
Rich Bowlen’s goal is and always has been to give his very best day in and day out to do the most good for the most kids. As vice president/evangelist, child welfare, Rich serves as our national lead and advocate for child welfare and protective services, ensuring that everything we do reflects the work of practitioners as they engage with children and families regardless of where they are in the system.
He’s the connector between Northwoods' employees and our child welfare partners, including agencies, advocacy groups, policymakers, court systems, state and local legislators, national industry leaders, and more.
Rupam Chokshi, Director of Portfolio Management
For Rupam Chokshi, technology should always be rooted in solving problems. It is through this lens that Rupam approaches his role as director of portfolio management, where he applies externally-informed insights to drive strategic decisions and influence Northwoods' product roadmap and corporate perspective.
Rupam takes pride in helping build solutions that solve HHS workers’ most critical problems and empower them to focus on the most important aspect of their jobs—their clients. This is why he was selected as one of APHSA’s “Emerging Leaders” at the 2018 IT Solutions Management (ISM) Conference.
Mark Washington, Director of Health and Human Services Strategy
Mark has devoted decades to making lives better for children, youth, and their families. Today, as director of HHS strategy, Mark supports internal business units to accelerate growth at the state level so that Northwoods can continue expanding the amount of people we serve.
Mark previously led Georgia’s Division of Family and Children Services and the Kentucky Department for Community Based Services, where he initiated Kentucky’s Sobriety Treatment and Recovery Team (START) model and was recognized for his efforts to transition the state's child welfare system to focus on prevention and early intervention.
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