Frances Huffman joined Tesh, Inc. as the Chief Executive Officer in July 2014. Reporting to the Board of Directors, Ms. Huffman has overall strategic and operational responsibility for Tesh clients, staff, programs and funding.
Ms. Huffman has over 35 years of experience in Special Services and Speech Pathology in various school districts in Idaho, including the past ten years in the Coeur d’Alene School District #271. Most recently she was the Director of Special Services for the district, where she was responsible for Special Education, Title 1, School Health Services, Limited English Proficiency and Section 504 compliance.
Ms. Huffman also has substantial experience in the area of family dynamics and providing a variety of services to high risk families. She has worked in and with the foster care and adoption systems. Her management of human services programs includes management of federal budgets of various kinds, local funds, and contracted funds. She is very experienced in the area of Medicaid funding, and the complex system of regulations and guidelines which come with the various funding sources.
Ms. Huffman holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Disorders from Northwest Nazarene College in Nampa, Idaho and a Master’s Degree in Speech and Language Pathology from Idaho State University.