I believe that we should always work, both in our personal and our professional lives, to make the world better and to improve the lives of others
My passion is loving my family living a fulfilling life being a good friend creating technology to help others creating lasting relationships gaining knowledge and wisdom reading great books teaching others
Gaither Stephens had the privilege of speaking at the most recent NHSDC virtual conference put on in partnership with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). He spoke on the topic of data dashboards, data quality, and data analytics. He also showed off static and dynamic dashboards for the audience.
I was recently tasked with building the ability to schedule COVID-19 tests through the COADFL website. Since adding this capability we have scheduled over 1000 tests in Charlotte County. The assessment is available at https://coadfl.org/covid-19-testing-assessment/.
I recently had the privilege of building the Community Organizations Active in a Disaster (COAD) website for Charlotte County with the built in ability to take applications for those affected by COVID-19. So far over 2000 applications have been processed through the site at www.coadfl.org.
Gaither has helped raise five amazing humans, Ty, Justin, Gaither, Victor, and Avery.
His hobbies include playing the drums, technology, science fiction, classic literature, and traveling and spending time with his beautiful girlfriend Meagan.
Gaither was born in Marion, Indiana, but grew up in Muncie, Indiana the first 21 years of his life. He attended Riley Elementary and Burris Laboratory. He moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1996 and became general manager of radio station WLYV 1450 where he worked for 10 years. In 2006, Gaither moved to Florence, Kentucky to manage radio stations in Cincinnati, Ohio and Lexington, Kentucky. In 2015 Gaither moved to Port Charlotte, FL and began working at the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition.
Gaither currently lives in Punta Gorda, Florida with his son Victor and their three cats, Ling, Crackers, and Foster and works for the Gulf Coast Partnership.
Gulf Coast Partnership
As Chief Technology Officer, Gaither manages the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) known as the Community Information System (CIS) for Charlotte County, Florida. He conducts the yearly Point-In-Time (PIT) Count of homeless in the county, creates data dashboards for the community, and is responsible for all federal, state, and local reporting. Gaither is also responsible for all IT, website design, networking for the organization.
As CEO of Gaither Dynamic, Gaither designs, creates, and implements custom software that takes standardized reports and transforms them into community data dashboards. Gaither currently works with over 27 clients across the country and is adding new capabilities, dashboards, and report sources monthly. Gaither Dynamic software is compatible with all major HMIS vendors.
As Founder of the CoC Alliance, Gaither created a peer support community of over 360 HMIS admins, 100 CoC leaders, and 80 coordinated entry specialists spanning the entire country. The CoC Alliance offers Slack servers, Google groups, and Facebook groups that unite CoC and HMIS leads in order to collaborate and share ideas and support. This is a free resource for anyone working to prevent and end homelessness.
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