Collaborative Solutions, Inc.
Russell Bennett, LGSW, Ph.D. CEO, Collaborative Solutions serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Collaborative Solutions, Inc. (CS), with an administrative office in Birmingham, Alabama, providing organizational management and program implementation services. Bennett currently serves as the Executive Director of the National AIDS Housing Coalition, Executive Director of the Professional Association of Social Workers in HIV & AIDS, and the Executive Director of the Low-Income Housing Coalition of Alabama since the appointment of Collaborative Solutions as those organizations’ management agent providing both administrative and program services. As CEO and founding director of CS, Bennett has developed CS as a leader in the delivery of a comprehensive array of services for nonprofit, state, and local government organizations serving the housing and health needs of vulnerable populations. CS is a designated technical assistance (TA) provider for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) providing national TA in the areas of HIV/AIDS housing, homelessness, health, and behavioral health among vulnerable populations and in areas that are especially hard-to-serve. Dr. Bennett directs Collaborative Solutions’ research and evaluation efforts with an emphasis in program evaluation, community- and individual- social determinants of health, special needs housing, rural and macro social work practice. Dr. Bennett is an adjunct faculty member with The University of Alabama School of Social Work teaching in the area of social work research, program evaluation, and nonprofit management. In his role with the Federal government, first as a Presidential Management Intern and as a career employee, he worked at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of HIV/AIDS Housing.