Kary A. James joined ICF in 2017 as Executive Director of the Child Information Gateway Project. She is a seasoned human services executive with more than 18 years of experience providing technical assistance to state child welfare systems. Most recently, Kary was the CEO and Principal of Mainstruct Consulting, a boutique consulting firm which delivers coaching, implementation and program development services to public and non-profit organizations specializing in child welfare, child abuse and neglect, domestic violence and social services. Prior to opening Mainstruct Consulting, Kary was the Executive Director of the Social Services Administration for the State of Maryland. Kary also served as Director, Technical Assistance at Casey Family Programs in their Washington, DC Office for eleven years. Kary holds an M.S.W. from Norfolk State University and a B.S. in Sociology and Criminal Justice from Old Dominion University.