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Rick Zechman

Education Specialist

Rick Zechman

Contact

Europa Center

Suite 571

100 Europa Drive

Chapel Hill, NC 27599

zechman@email.unc.edu

O: 919-843-7283

http://fcrp.unc.edu

Mr. Zechman assists agencies to implement a continuous quality improvement (CQI) process to help manage change. His experience guides agencies to make data-driven decisions. He is skilled at working with agencies to increase community and family engagement, thus improving outcomes and strengthening child and family serving systems.

Mr. Zechman trains CQI, organizational change management, and leadership skills such as coaching and supervision. He develops curricula for both classroom-based and online learning. Since joining the Family and Children’s Resource Program at the UNC Chapel Hill School of Social Work in 2016, he has assisted in the development of trainer-facilitated courses, webinars, and self-facilitated trainings. He also contributes to publications including Fostering Perspectives, Training Matters, and Practice Notes.

Mr. Zechman’s skills include direct practice, project management, supervision and program administration. He is a skilled victim advocate for survivors of domestic violence, manager of advocates, child welfare worker, child welfare policy consultant, fatherhood engagement coordinator, project coordinator, and program manager. At the N.C. Division of Social Services, he managed millions of state and federal dollars in grants for community based programs as well as annual allocations to county departments of social services. Under Mr. Zechman’s leadership, staff developed child welfare policies and administered grants with an unwavering commitment to the prevention of child maltreatment.

Mr. Zechman received his Master of Science in Social Work degree from the University of Texas in Arlington. He’s been a dedicated social worker for 20 years.

Degrees and Licenses

Master of Science in Social Work, University of Texas in Arlington

Primary Program

Family & Children's Resource Program