A woman-owned small business, unifying three teams as one family.
TriMetrix offers clients a one-stop-shop for management and technical consulting, research and evaluation, health and wellness, learning and resources, IT development, and staff augmentation services.
Collaboratively with our clients and partners, we enhance the integrity and effectiveness of our clients’ projects, in turn benefitting the communities they serve.
Our team of problem solvers provides management and technical consulting services to improve communities in measurable and sustainable ways.
TriMetrix envisions a world where our clients and partners have the tools, technology, and talent to drive positive change within communities.
Founding of TriMetrix, Inc.
TriMetrix, Inc., a woman-owned small business, is founded and becomes the parent company for Walter R. McDonald & Associates dba WRMA, Inc., (founded in 1980) and Longboat HR Services, LLC (founded in 2009).
Establishment of the Learning and Resource Center
Established in 2018, the Learning and Resource Center (LRC) is a center of excellence housing a team of designers and developers with the expertise, skills, and creative know-how to help clients effectively reach their audiences.
This team works with clients and internal subject matter experts to make their knowledge and messaging come alive through print and digital content and innovative learning solutions. The LRC supports all WRMA client and internal projects and has expanded to provide its services to businesses and nonprofit organizations.
Providing this in-house team to our clients and subject matter experts means faster and more efficient communication to get effective, high-quality products created. The LRC guides content from concept to publication — checking off design, effective delivery models, copy editing and quality assurance, and 508 compliance along the way. We also offer virtual meeting planning and can support your online event across various industry-leading platforms. Outsourcing your task, no matter how big or small, to the LRC is a cost-effective alternative to recruiting or hiring for a temporary project.
Longboat celebrates 10 years of delivering resources for clients
In 2019, Longboat HR Services celebrated 10 years as a woman-owned small business specializing in staffing solutions for the federal government, large prime contractors, and other small businesses supporting federal government customers.
Longboat offers clients the professional, technical, and administrative talent they need to reduce costs and increase flexibility and responsiveness. For more than 10 years, our innovative staffing solutions have delivered the exact resources clients need to get the job done right the first time. Longboat leverages its nationwide capabilities to support our clients and partners through dedicated, client-focused teams. From contract staffing to turnkey systems, we deliver a best-value solution throughout the entire project life cycle. Longboat continues to provide the unparalleled level of service it has historically provided to its affiliated, partner companies, and federal government customers.
WRMA celebrates 40 years of strengthening health and human service agencies
In 2020, WRMA celebrated 40 years of support dedicated to health and human service agencies.
Reaching this milestone was made possible by staffing some of the best and brightest minds in the industry — specifically within the public sector. Our company’s history and success has also been made possible by partnerships with many local, state, and federal agencies and other clients. Through these continued collaborations, WRMA contributes to a variety of positive outcomes in the health and human service field. See below for WRMA’s story of growth, featuring the key projects that molded WRMA into the company it is today.
1980 – A new beginning for health and human services support
Walter R. McDonald & Associates was founded to provide management consulting, research and evaluation, and IT services in the health and human services field. The first major project for Walter R. McDonald & Associates (now WRMA) was creating a national child welfare and juvenile justice prototype system. WRMA’s prototype, Child and Youth Centered Information System (CYCIS), was selected to become the requirement-based national model.
1988 – Launch of National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS)
The Administration on Children, Youth, and Families (ACYF) selected WRMA for developing a system to collect data on child maltreatment. Today, the resulting system, the National Child Abuse and Neglect Database System (NCANDS) is widely accepted as the primary source of child protective services statistics about child maltreatment in the United States. For more than 30 years, WRMA has earned sequential contracts with ACYF to design, implement, and maintain this national system and provide technical assistance to states/territories for compliance with federal reporting requirements.
1994 – Launch of Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System (SACWIS) National Prototype
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) selected WRMA and Mid-America Consulting Group to conduct the planning, design, development, and implementation of a national prototype Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System (SACWIS).
The overall goal of this project was the development of a national-model child welfare information system that would incorporate state-of-the-art technology and methodology, be capable of meeting all relevant federal reporting requirements, and assist direct service providers in the provision of timely and effective child welfare services. Also crucial was the ability of the new system to provide for interfaces with other existing systems, such as Title IV-A (Aid to Families with Dependent Children), Title IV-D (child support enforcement), and Title XIX (Medicaid).
Key to this project’s success was WRMA’s extensive technical assistance effort, focused on aiding states in understanding the issues involved in child welfare information system design, development, and implementation.
1998 – WRMA awarded contract with Office of Community Service
The Office of Community Service (OCS) selects WRMA to develop a data collection system and prepare reports for the Social Service Block Grant (SSBG) program. WRMA has maintained and improved this system over the course of its 20-year partnership with OCS.
2004 – ACF Contractor of the Year Award (NCANDS)
WRMA is awarded a Contractor of the Year award by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) for its National Child Abuse and Neglect Database System (NCANDS) project.
2004 – WRMA awarded contract with Health and Resources Services Administration
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) contracted with the WRMA team to provide technical assistance to its grantees to aid in the submission and validation of their required reporting data. Since then, HRSA HAB and WRMA have partnered on sequential contracts, at first providing technical assistance for three aggregate-level reports, then assisting HRSA HAB with transferring to client-level data reports, and presently providing technical assistance to grantees for nine data reports — two of which contain client-level data.
2009 – ACF Contractor of the Year Award (CCIPI)
WRMA was awarded a Contractor of the Year Award by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) for its Child Care Improper Payments Initiative, which is a collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, ACF, Office of Child Care (OCC). This initiative was the predecessor to the National Center on Subsidy Innovation and Accountability (NCSIA), a project OCC chose WRMA to lead.
2011 – WRMA awarded subsidy accountability contract with Office of Child Care
The Office of Child Care (OCC) selected WRMA to launch the National Center on Subsidy Innovation and Accountability, its new national center designed to provide resources and technical assistance to states, territories, and tribes on their effective use of federal child care subsidy funds. OCC has contracted sequentially with WRMA on this project since its first award.
2013 – Launch of National Adult Maltreatment Reporting System (NAMRS)
The Administration for Community Living (ACL) chose WRMA to conduct the planning, design, development, and implementation of the first comprehensive national reporting system for adult protective services (APS) programs. The goal was to provide consistent, accurate national data on the abuse and/or exploitation of older adults and adults with disabilities, based on what is reported to APS agencies.
The result was the National Adult Maltreatment Reporting System (NAMRS), which collects quantitative and qualitative data on APS in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and territories. Although still a relatively new system, NAMRS continually proves to be a source of information that can directly inform prevention and intervention practices at all levels of the adult maltreatment field. In the future, it will provide a better understanding of the characteristics of those experiencing and perpetrating abuse. It may also identify existing gaps in response and prevention measures.
2016 – WRMA awarded monitoring contract with Office of Child Care
The Office of Child Care (OCC) selected WRMA as a trusted partner to design, pilot, and implement a comprehensive monitoring process, including a custom web-based monitoring and reporting database, to determine and document states/territories compliance with Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) requirements.