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BerryDunn expands its child welfare expertise to support increasing need for services


BerryDunn is expanding its team of child welfare consultants to help state agencies meet the increased need for services related to the pandemic while navigating changing economic and regulatory conditions.

BerryDunn’s unique approach to child welfare consulting is outcomes-based and client-focused. The team helps agencies prepare for uncertainty and ever-evolving federal requirements. According to Practice lead Warren Graver, “Our team features professionals who have walked in the client’s shoes and can leverage those experiences to deliver insights for improving child welfare outcomes. One of our goals is to alleviate the burdens of the constraints our clients face. For example, we can streamline system replacement and program optimization initiatives.”

The team includes professionals with hands-on experience in information systems replacement and state and federal capacities:

Warren Graver is a child welfare professional with extensive experience in human services consulting, providing guidance to agencies on Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), child welfare, integrated eligibility, and Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) programs. He has consulted for state and local government agencies, providing business process optimization, CCWIS planning, systems analysis and replacement, and COTS software implementation.

Anna Koehle has experience across many areas in child welfare. She works with state and local child welfare leaders, federal partners, community service providers, and those with lived experience in the child welfare system to implement and sustain effective change and process improvements.

Andrew Oliver brings over six years of experience in technology, government, and child welfare agencies. He works with clients to leverage technology and data, and present actionable information to guide organizational decisions.

Annie Messinger specializes in child welfare program reform, gap assessments, revenue maximization, and business process improvement. 

Lisa Roberts has provided states, counties, and regional partners with guidance on various public policy and programs for over three decades. She has experience working with many programs, including Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutrition Assurance Program (SNAP), Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Medicaid, Home and Community Based Services (HCBS), Aging and Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS), Child Support Enforcement, Child Welfare, and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities programs.

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