Forbes Top 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneurs
White House Champion of Change in Foster Care
Top 24 under 24 Changemakers in Government.
Founder and CEO
Sixto's lived experienced in foster care fuels his passion for shifting system policy and practice through the use of technology and data. As CEO of Think of Us, Sixto co-led the design and execution of the 1st ever White House Foster Care and Technology Hackathon which resulted in new federal regulations, new funding for tech in foster care, six additional hackathons, local technology initiatives, and helped shift the national conversation about foster care and tech. Sixto has participated in over 25 convenings as a panelist, keynote or presenter. Sixto has served as a Young Fellow at Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative since 2010, where he has worked on youth engagement, asset development and permanency.
Chief Technology Officer
Darrell has a vast background in developing enterprise applications starting early in his career serving the state and federal sectors. Darrell later brought his development and management skills to the private sector, including the tech and banking industries, while also co-founding a tech startup in the fitness industry. More recently he served as Chief Information Officer for a nationwide auto parts distributor. Darrell brings his experience and thriving passion for developing native mobile apps to child welfare.
Aisha van ter Sluis Director of program and practice
Serving low-income children and families takes commitment to process, people, and a shared humanity. But it also takes systems and plans for action, an understanding of what steps need to be taken to reach an identified goal, and a practical, realistic, structured approach to moving the work forward. Organizing people and projects to get things done is my craft. Ensuring children and families are successful on their own terms, as seen and experienced in their own lives, is my calling.
Chief Operating Officer
Ms. Rozell began her journey in the field of child welfare working for the state of Kansas as a social worker responsible for managing cases from investigation, to family services and ultimately permanency for children. She transitioned to a lead agency when privatization of foster care services in Kansas first began. Ms. Rozell has over thirty- four years of practical experience in working with individuals and their families. She has held positions in a variety of agencies, serving clientele ranging from birth to older adults. The positions have required her to develop skills in relationship building and family engagement to program development and implementation with a balanced approach to problem-solving
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