• National Workforce Consultant
Email
foss0395@umn.edu

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.

Projects

Project

Sherlock Workforce Initiative Project

Conducts training and technical assistance to recruit, select, hire, train, and retain direct support professionals (DSPs) and frontline supervisors (FLSs), ultimately improving services and …

Project

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 …

Products

DirectCourse

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

Topics

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