Kali Scolnick is Founder and CEO of Kali Scolnick and Associates, LLC and began her human services career in children’s mental health as a qualified mental health associate working with children and their mothers at a culturally specific, community based intensive drug rehabilitation program. This experience grounded her commitment and passion for healing, community, connection and social justice. Kali continues to grow and respond to the changing landscape of human services where her primary focus is public child welfare. She is well respected in her field and is nationally sought after for her skill, passion and commitment to children, families and communities.
In 2007, Kali founded Kali R. Scolnick and Associates LLC, a management consulting firm specializing in technical assistance, facilitation, leadership development, curriculum design, training, coaching, and strategic thinking/planning. She continues to guide Tribes, States, Territories, Organizations and Institutions nationally in building competency and skills necessary for ongoing success.
For over 12 years Kali has served as a regular facilitator, technical assistance provider and consultant for Casey Family Programs. She has designed and led leadership retreats and strategic workshops for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, Blanchet House, and numerous county and state agencies across the country. Kali regularly trains and facilitates workshops on racial and ethnic identity development for CASA, The Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community and various public agencies. She worked across the State of Alaska to train, coach and certify state and Indian Child Welfare professionals in the Knowing Who You Are methodology and partnered on permanency projects in Hawaii, Montana, Michigan, South Dakota and the US Virgin Islands. In 2019, Kali co-led strategic planning efforts in the State of Virginia and is currently leading a joint state wide visioning effort for the state of Oregon, its child welfare leadership, their state employee union, and the Governor’s child foster care advisory commission. In addition to her paid work, Kali provides pro bono services and has been a Court Appointed Special Advocate or (CASA) since 2010.