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Discover the latest buzz surrounding CFHS – where innovation meets expertise. Read our recent press releases, media coverage, and notable industry achievements.


Behavioral Health Tech

Navigating the Future of Behavioral Healthcare:

Insights from 200 Days on the Road

"Over a total of 200 days on the road, traveling to an array of healthcare conferences, we’ve had the chance to immerse ourselves into the latest trends, insights, and innovations shaping the behavioral health industry."


Behavioral Health Business

Inside The Competitive But Fragmented

World of IDD Dealmaking

“Having run and operated within all verticals of behavioral health, IDD is the most complex from an investor standpoint, but also in many ways from an operator standpoint,” Stacy DiStefano, CEO of Consulting for Human Services, told Behavioral Health Business during a panel talk at INVEST 2023. “It’s the most fragmented of all the providers.”

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Press Release

Boundless and Koinonia Homes Become Largest Provider of I/DD Services in Ohio

"Columbus, OH (September 6, 2023) – I Am Boundless, Inc. and Koinonia Homes have signed a definitive agreement and intend to become one organization by October 1, 2023. Koinonia Homes and I Am Boundless combined will create Ohio’s largest nonprofit intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and waiver provider and become one of Ohio’s top five largest health and human service organizations."



Adam Douglas: The Space Where Opportunity Lies

"Adam Douglas discusses The Space Where Opportunity Lies. He kicks of his talk with an impactful quote, 'Just as easily as you can create an inferno, you can be left with the ashes of a missed opportunity.' "

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Press Release

Northwestern Enterprises Acquires Consulting for Human Services (CFHS), LLC

"Northwestern Enterprises, an affiliate of Merakey, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Consulting for Human Services (CFHS), LLC. Stacy DiStefano will remain in her role as CEO and will leverage the new investment to expand the team and streamline administrative services. This partnership will pair the industry leadership of DiStefano with the strong mission and purpose of elevating the consulting experience for organizations of all sizes and geographies in the sector."


The Principal Post

CUES AND VIEWS: Consulting for Human Services Founding Principal Stacy DiStefano, in brief

"Stacy's personal insights, influences, passions, tastes, traits and big ideas, all in an engaging two minute read."

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Maryland Public TV

MPT & Your Community, with Stacy DiStefano

"Stacy chats helping people with disabilities to live empowered and enriched lives on MPT."

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Lutheran Services in America

Private Equity in the Health &

Human Services Sector: Friend or Foe?

“Stacy DiStefano of Consulting for Human Services, alongside two of our members, details how nonprofit providers can compete with their private equity-backed competitors.”


Behavioral Health Business

‘We’ve Got To Do More’: Providers Seek To Close Gap In Mental Health Care For Neurodiverse People

“Sometimes we look at folks who are neurodiverse or [have] an IDD diagnosis as having a different ability to feel than the general population and that’s not true,” Stacy DiStefano, CEO of Consulting for Human Services, told Behavioral Health Business. “They just need a different kind of provider that understands the nuances that go with that diagnosis.”

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Press Release

ANCOR Announces New Collaboration with Consulting for Human Services to Connect 
Community I/DD Providers with Industry Insights, Discounted Consulting Services

"CHICAGO, IL April 25, 2023 —This morning, Barbara Merrill, chief executive officer for ANCOR, announced at the association’s Annual Conference the launch of a new collaboration with Consulting for Human Services (CFHS), a leading advisor in the human services sector."

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Philadelphia Style Magazine

Dynamic Women: Stacy DiStefano

"Stacy DiStefano is the CEO of Consulting for Human Services (CFIS), a firm she says was founded to provide a more concierge experience than the big firms deliver. DiStefano has worked in behavioral health for decades, from entry level to C-suite executive. In addition to her professional background, DiStefano has navigated the system in support of her children across pediatric oncology, addiction treatment, mental health and neurodiversity."

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Social Innovations Journal

The Rose-ColoredBalance Sheet: Why Human Service OrganizationsShould Prepare for the Post Pandemic Reality

"As the fiscal year comes to a close, provider organizations in the human services space should be cautious about how they view their balance sheets while staying laser-focused on a strategy to thrive in a post-pandemic funding environment."

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CapGrow Partners

Topics of Impact | Behavioral health provider growth and operation changes

"Stacy discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the I/DD and the behavioral health industry in three major ways: the broader introduction of telehealth, increased M&A activity, and fatigue of management teams."

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