Charles Venti Bio
Advisor Public - Private Relationships
Charlie, as he likes to be called, is the President of Inventive Strategies LLC, where he provides technical assistance to government agencies and community organizations that are focused on human services, employment & training, social entrepreneurship, revenue development, service integration and systems reform. He is also an Adjunct Professor for the Rutgers Graduate School of Social Work. He began his professional career as a VISTA Volunteer in Fulton County, Georgia, and then with the New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services. Charlie was the first Division Protective Services Caseworker to rise to the position of State Director, a position he held until his retirement from state service. He then had a fourteen-year affiliation with The Nicholson Foundation, a family foundation focused on alleviating poverty in New Jersey, where he was Executive Director for the last seven years, before again retiring to pursue his consulting practice full time.