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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.”
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."
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.
‘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.”
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.
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. DiStetano 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. "Using that history. I can braid an understanding of clinical programming, market intelligence and funding nuances into meaningful guidance for my clients." she says. "Better outcomes for individuals who receive services are at the core of everything we do."
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.
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.