Larry Goolsby, Director, Strategic Initiatives, American Public Human Services Association
Larry Goolsby, Director, Strategic Initiatives, American Public Human Services Association
Larry Goolsby is Director of Strategic Initiatives with the American Public Human Services Association, where he has worked since 1987. He leads APHSA's interactions with the Federal Administration and is responsible for a variety of initiatives including coordination of APHSA's policy positions across government programs and systems.
Goolsby staffs APHSA's Leadership Council, the Association's policymaking body, and works with APHSA's other leadership groups to carry out the Council's direction and to collaborate with sister associations and other partners. He focuses on initiatives that support cross-sector policy and funding alignment, particularly those that support greater capacity, independence, and well-being for customers and that reduce policy conflicts and complexity.
Goolsby also leads the staff's work on Pathways, APHSA's policy and practice framework that expresses our members' priorities on a variety of both overarching and specific subjects. In addition, he provides oversight staffing for a number of APHSA affiliates, including the American Association of SNAP Directors, the National Association for Program Information and Performance Measurement, and the National Association of TANF Administrators.
Goolsby formerly worked in North Carolina, where he was director of the state Food Stamp Program (now SNAP) for five years. He also worked for ten years for the Mecklenburg County (Charlotte), N.C., Department of Social Services, where he administered a variety of programs, including the Food Stamp Program, child protective services, and training and support services. He has a B.A. in Sociology and Philosophy from Mercer University and an M.S.W. from the University of Georgia. He has also completed graduate courses and certificates in public administration.
Larry Goolsby is Director of Strategic Initiatives with the American Public Human Services Association, where he has worked since 1987. He leads APHSA's interactions with the Federal Administration and is responsible for a variety of initiatives including coordination of APHSA's policy positions across government programs and systems.
Goolsby staffs APHSA's Leadership Council, the Association's policymaking body, and works with APHSA's other leadership groups to carry out the Council's direction and to collaborate with sister associations and other partners. He focuses on initiatives that support cross-sector policy and funding alignment, particularly those that support greater capacity, independence, and well-being for customers and that reduce policy conflicts and complexity.
Goolsby also leads the staff's work on Pathways, APHSA's policy and practice framework that expresses our members' priorities on a variety of both overarching and specific subjects. In addition, he provides oversight staffing for a number of APHSA affiliates, including the American Association of SNAP Directors, the National Association for Program Information and Performance Measurement, and the National Association of TANF Administrators.
Goolsby formerly worked in North Carolina, where he was director of the state Food Stamp Program (now SNAP) for five years. He also worked for ten years for the Mecklenburg County (Charlotte), N.C., Department of Social Services, where he administered a variety of programs, including the Food Stamp Program, child protective services, and training and support services. He has a B.A. in Sociology and Philosophy from Mercer University and an M.S.W. from the University of Georgia. He has also completed graduate courses and certificates in public administration.