About ICF

Bill Shutt

Deputy Director, Child Welfare
Bill is an experienced child welfare expert dedicated to making positive changes in the lives of children and families in need and the systems that serve them; he is focused on child welfare practice improvement, including program development, finance, and strategy.

Bill (MSW, PMP) has more than 30 years of expertise in child welfare, including more than ten years of state and federal consultation experience. He provides operational leadership, expert-level program management, and federal advisory support. He also provides technical assistance and training (TTA) to improve state practice and child welfare outcomes.

Earlier, Bill served as the tailored services manager at the Child Welfare Capacity Building Center for States (the Center). There he managed a team of 15 staff and more than 100 consultants conducting 50-70 state projects a year focusing on a range of child welfare topics. Bill also served as an operations manager/consultant with the Public Consulting Group. He led multiple efforts related to Title IV-E finance quality assurance, rate setting, waiver development, and other child welfare-related projects.

Bill started his career as a foster care caseworker and progressed within that agency to supervisor and then assistant executive director. In addition to foster care/placement services, he also managed a community mental health agency, independent living program, adoption agency, and an in-home services program. Bill’s background in all aspects of child welfare makes him a valuable subject matter expert with project and program management expertise and the ability to see both the big picture and the detailed steps needed to lead change efforts in a complex environment effectively.

"Spend your time at work focusing on the success of those who report to you, your peers, and your leadership—that will lead to personal fulfillment and your own success (and a much happier work experience than constantly worrying about your own self-interests). "
  • MSW, Temple University
  • B.S., Psychology, Bucknell University
  • P.M.P., Project Management Institution