Welcome

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

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

“Stuff your eyes with wonder, he said, live as if you'd drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.”
Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451

News

Gaither Stephens Presents at Spring NHSDC Virtual Conference

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.

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“Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations.”
Dr. Mae Jemison
first African-American female astronaut

Personal Life

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.

Education

Associate of Science Computer Science & Information Systems

Bachelor of Science Business Administration

Master of Science Computer Information Systems

Professional Life

CTO
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.

CEO
Gaither Dynamic

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.

Founder
CoC Alliance

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.

“all human efforts to communicate—even in the same language—are equally utopian, equally luminous with value, and equally worth the doing.”
Miguel de Cervantes
Don Quixote

Contact

231 282 9453

2411 Montpelier Road, Punta Gorda, FL 33983