Mr. Collins is the president of several non-profits within the Fedcap Group. He leads the group’s efforts on Workforce Development through a variety of employment service contracts with governments across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states. He is also the president of Fedcap’s operations in the United Kingdom and Canada.
Prior to joining Fedcap in February of 2013, Mr. Collins was Senior Vice President and Chief Strategist for a large for-profit human service agency while also leading their international operations in Germany, England, and the Netherlands.
He joined that firm following his departure from the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in 2007, where he led the nation’s principal social assistance program for lone parents ($16.5 billion) during the Bush Administration. Mr. Collins was a two-time recipient of the HHS Secretary’s Distinguished Award for Service his team’s work on transforming employment services. During his tenure, his office led the reauthorization of the state-implemented assistance program that helped more individuals into work.
Mr. Collins’ work in reducing poverty and transforming state and local governments extends to all 50 states, as his human service career began as a work readiness instructor and trainer to state, local governments, and community-based organizations across the United States. He has been a key contributor to landmark reform efforts in New York City, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.
Since leaving the administration, Mr. Collins has testified before the United States Congress on three occasions, twice before the United States House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Human Resources, and once before the United States House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture. Mr. Collins is still active in advising current administration and state officials on ways to evolve current programs and approaches.
Mr. Collins earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Bethany College in Kansas and has entirely too many hotel points for one human being.