Michael Muth Named Assistant Project Director for eWIC MIS Project

Michael Muth has been named the Assistant Project Director for the eWIC MIS Project. The eWIC MIS Project is a $98 million statewide IT system implementation, which requires the State to implement a new management information system (MIS) and integrate with California’s existing Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) system by the federal mandate of October 1, 2020. Michael has spent the past 15 months as the Assistant Project Manager. In addition to his new management responsibilities, Michael will continue to coordinate the Project’s communications and organizational change management efforts, which support the successful transition of 3,300+ end users, approximately one million WIC participants, and thousands of grocers statewide.

Michael has 10+ years working on projects of various size and scope, in both the private and public sectors. He worked in the Change Management Office at the Department of FI$Cal, where he led project activities and supported departments and end users with system adoption. Prior to working for the State, he worked for the Center for Digital Government, which provided him the opportunity to see firsthand the great work and positive impact the public sector has on its constituents.

“I get enjoyment out of service,” states Michael. In addition to his work on the eWIC MIS Project, Michael volunteers his time working at various fundraisers or events throughout the year as well as at a local winery where he hosts trivia and other events.

He is a graduate from California State University, Sacramento. He also holds certifications as a Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute, an ITIL Foundation in IT Service Management, and a Prosci Certified Change Practitioner in organizational change management.

David Miller to Lead the CWDS Infrastructure Team

David Miller was recently promoted to manage the CWDS Infrastructure Team. As Infrastructure Supervisor, he will be responsible for developing, configuring, maintaining, supporting, and optimizing all infrastructure components. This role includes maintaining the CWS/CMS infrastructure, including a $30 million yearly budget, while CWDS works to develop CWS-CARES.

David began his state career in 1999 with the Health and Human Services Data Center, Interim Statewide Automated Welfare System (ISAWS). He has spent the past 17 years with the Child Welfare Services/Case Management System’s (CWS/CMS) Operations Division providing technical expertise for many critical CWS/CMS projects.

David was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, where he graduated from CSU Northridge before joining the U.S. Air Force. Please join us in congratulating David on his new role.

Matt Schueller to Serve as Acting OSI Chief Deputy Director

Matt Schueller will serve as Acting OSI Chief Deputy Director as the organization conducts a recruitment for the permanent appointment.  Matt has been with OSI for 9 years – starting with a position within the SAWS project in 2008.   Since 2015, he has served OSI as the Deputy Director, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO).  His responsibilities in this role have included the following service areas: Financial and Legislative Services, Human Resources, Acquisition and Contracting Services and the Information Technology Office.

Peter Kelly has decided to step down as OSI Chief Deputy to seek new opportunities for his career, although he has agreed to stay with the agency a while longer to help the Child Welfare Digital Services project achieve its first release of working code to county child welfare workers.  The functionality of this release planned for early February is being referred to as the “Snapshot.”