People

People: Clients

Results 1st includes a variety of persons and roles, starting with Hal Williams and Robyn Faucy-Washington, described here.  In addition, Hal and Robyn’s past and present clients have played critical roles in shaping and testing the concepts and tools used in the approach.  These include:

Foundation leaders such as Walter Woods (CEO the Humana Foundation) Gene Cochran (CEO The Duke Endowment) and Bob Giloth, senior vice president, the Annie E. Casey Foundation.  

Government leaders such as Cheri Coryea (Administrator, Manatee County, FL), Kurt Kimball (City Manager, Grand Rapids MI) Ross O. Swimmer (Undersecretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Jesse L White    (Federal Co-Chair, The Appalachian Regional Commission), and Donald Schaefer (Governor of Maryland). 

Nonprofit leaders such as Gary- CEO, Pioneer Human Services, Seattle WA;  Arthur Webb- CEO,  Village Services, New York City;  and Arthur Dade- Senior Vice President,  Edgewood-Brooklyn, Washington DC.

People: Guides

Hal Williams, Creator, has been a Results First guide for decades leading nonprofits, governments, and private industry clients to enhance impact by designing plans and actions based on the desired results.

Hal’s work ensures that individuals and organizations are inspired and knowledgable enough to be moved into action, creating verifiable results that better the human condition based on each location and initiative’s unique situation. Hal’s clients for increasing and verifying results include the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, American Express, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, the Duke Endowment, and the Annie E. Casey Humana, Prudential, Starwood Hotels, and Verizon Foundations. His government clients include mayors and city managers in such cities as Albany, New York, Grand Rapids Michigan, and Seattle, Washington. He has worked with governors of Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington, and West Virginia.  

Much of Hal’s career focused on creating and leading The Rensselaerville Institute (TRI). The Institute is an internationally respected educational center known as “The Think Tank with Muddy Boots.” Its nationwide community self-help projects have been featured on such programs as CBS and NBC nightly news and Sunday Morning.  Newspaper features include the New York Times, Parade Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal.

He is lead author of Outcome Funding: a New Approach to Targeted Grantmaking. Now in its 4th edition, the book is widely used in the US and the UK as a framework for allocating and spending money to improve human lives and conditions. Hal has served as lead consultant to a U.S. Presidential Commission.

 Work with Hal to create a target and produce results. As one of Hal’s favorite quotes goes, “You’ll never leave where you are until you decide where you would rather be,” Dexter Yager. Join Hal in a Results First Journey.

Contact Hal at hal@halwillguide.org


Robyn Faucy-Washington, Senior Consultant

Robyn Faucy-Washington guides non-profit and for-profit organizations to achieve aggressive and transformative results. Her specialties are revenue development, culture-shifting, marketing and defining, tracking, and verifying results. She doubled the annual income of two organizations.

Robyn has held leadership roles with Big Brothers Big Sisters, Sylvan Learning Centers, and the American Cancer Society. She is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s, in Sarasota, Florida, where in four years she increased both income and participant engagement by over 100%.

In 2018, Robyn created the Parkinson’s Expo, the largest event of its kind in the nation. Over 1,400 participants attend and get actionable education and resources.

Robyn has been featured in Style Magazine and recognized as an Amazing Suncoast Woman by ABC7. She is currently the Chairperson of AIRPO—the Alliance for Independent and Regional Parkinson’s
Organizations . She earned an undergrad degree in social sciences and a master’s degree in management with a concentration in leadership and organizational effectiveness.

Robyn attributes her relentless determination to help groups to succeed to her upbringing. Neither of her parents graduated from high school and she has lived the circumstances that participants in many nonprofit organizations face.

Contact Robyn at robyn@results1st.org