Improving people’s lives is often bigger than any one provider’s capacity or a single government agency’s charter. It requires the ability to reach across boundaries to leverage all available resources. ICF has a long history of building bridges to align programs across organizations.
In the United States (U.S.), for example, we have helped achieve meaningful impact in social programs ranging from human trafficking to job training programs to child welfare.
With backgrounds ranging from public policy, human services, social sciences, technology, and finance to urban planning, public health, and environmental science, ICFers have unique skills that enable us to drive breakthrough work on many of the world’s most critical social issues.
Across Europe, we help policymakers and practitioners to develop approaches which are based on good practice elsewhere, for example:
ICF assists social service providers with solutions, training, and tools needed to develop and implement successful programs to support children, youth, and families.
ICF manages dynamic, easy-to-use clearinghouses and resource centers to help organizations, foundations, social service providers, and the public educate themselves and help vulnerable populations.
ICF works with city, state and county governments, nonprofit organizations, and tribal communities on a range of economic and infrastructure development issues focused on creating jobs and fostering business development.
ICF supports service providers in creating sustainable economic development that brings together organizations and low-income workers to address employment needs into the future.
ICF supports providers that offer assistance to victims of crime and violence and survivors of disasters in areas such as health, counseling, legal processes, community rebuilding, and funding.
Maggie Bishop joined ICF in 2014. She brings over 38 years of experience in child welfare and twenty years in organizational leadership. She has a strong commitment to engaging and developing staff, and bringing innovative solutions to meet organizational needs in child welfare.
Marti Kovener joined ICF in 2011. She offers decades of nationwide experience in criminal justice and victim services to inform projects in the nonprofit and federal government sectors. She runs large training and technical assistance efforts to build capacity in organizations and communities, and frequently facilitates and coaches on planning and change initiatives.
Sharan London leads the homelessness and supportive housing team, which provides training and technical assistance to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Office of Special Needs Assistance. She joined ICF after almost 16 years as the executive director of the Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless and president of Coalition Homes, Inc.
Brent Orrell has more than 20 years of experience working in the legislative and executive branches of the U.S. government in a variety of policy areas, including workforce and talent development, healthy marriage and responsible fatherhood, prisoner re-entry, faith-based and community initiatives, refugee resettlement, welfare, human services, and emergency preparedness and response.