Professionally, Richard L. Pugh – who goes by Rick – is the Senior Director of Solutions and Services as well as the Customer Engagement and Digital Experience Practice Lead for Primitive Logic. Rick and his company specialize in helping their clients find ways to more effectively and efficiently use technology to engage with their clients. Rick and his team have developed an nationally recognized Digital Engagement Solution, in partnership with Oracle Corporation, that allows state and county Child Welfare Organizations to use technology in a new way to Engage With, Recruit, License, Certify and Retain Foster Parents. In addition, Rick and his team have developed a technology driven solution that allows agencies to use predictive analytics to score the likely success of a care provider – child placement based on past and current information.
Personally, Rick has been the president of the VCFPA for two previous terms and is beginning his 5th year in office and his final term as Chapter President. Rick and his wife Lisa have been foster parents to over 85 children, adoptive parents to five and biological parents to four. Rick currently serves as a board member of the California State Foster Parent Association, a member of the QPI Advisory Committee for Ventura County as well as a strong advocate for Foster Parents, Relative Care Providers, and Resource Families throughout Ventura and Los Angeles County.