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Kris Foss serves as a lead consultant with Direct Support Workforce Solutions. She brings 25 plus years of health and human services leadership. Kris worked formerly as Managing Director of Disability Solutions, a consulting practice supporting fortune 500 companies in attracting, hiring, and retaining talent with disabilities. She served as Director of Human Resources and Workforce Development for a large multi-state non-profit provider organization for several years. During that time, she developed and implemented strategies for recruiting, empowering, and retaining the direct support and frontline supervisor workforce, including a nationally recognized career path program, nursing incentive program, and complete overhaul of onboarding and training processes to incorporate best practices in adult learning. Kris holds a master's degree in teaching, focused on educational technology and a Bachelor of Arts in Administration of Justice. She currently lives in New Hampshire with her family.



Direct Support Workforce Solutions

Direct Support Workforce Solutions is a national consulting group addressing the workforce needs of organizations providing community-based supports for individuals with disabilities. Drawing on …



Offers a suite of competency-based, online curricula for professionals providing services to people with intellectual, developmental, physical, and psychiatric disabilities, and to older adults. …

Published: 2004


  • Direct support workforce
    • Human resources and management
    • Retention and recruitment
    • Workforce development strategies