Tony D. Posey, a 1991 University of Arkansas graduate, is the founder and CEO of Outcomes, Inc. in Springdale. Posey moved to Fayetteville in 1988 to attend the University on a track and field scholarship. He was part of two Triple Crown Championship teams and was named All-Southwest Conference. He received his bachelor’s degree in education in 1991 and his Masters of Science degree in 1994.
Upon completing his graduate studies, he began his career at Family Support Services serving individuals with developmental disabilities. After several years of service in various roles, he founded Outcomes, Inc. in 2000. Outcomes is a certified medicaid and licensed department of human services program, which allows the agency to service children and adults with developmental disabilities within their communities. As the executive officer of Outcomes for the past 13 years, he is responsible for all aspects of day-to-day operations. The vision was to provide a more effective company in terms of services and costs. “It was and is my belief that we could and would provide a higher level of services at a lower cost, therefore allowing more financial resources to serve a greater number of individuals.” Posey has provided services for foster children and developmentally disabled individuals over 18 years.
He is active in community outreaches and after-school programs for abused, neglected and homeless children. He is a supporter of MDA, Champions for Kids and a partner with Restore Community Development Corporation (CDC). As a Restore partner, he has helped in supporting Eagles Camp, a summer program targeting at risk youth. He also served on the Cradle to Career Project Team whose goal is to break the cycle of poverty in children. Outcomes, Inc. is a platinum sponsor of Restore CDC’s annual Back to School Family Festival. This local event serves more than 800 school aged kids in NWA providing backpacks, physicals, haircuts and scholarships. In addition, Outcomes provide support and sponsorship of numerous Northwest Arkansas youth sports teams and academic programs targeting underserved and underprivileged communities.
Posey, his wife Sheila, and daughter Destiny reside in Fayetteville. They attend Restoration Church where they serve as executive directors for Membership Services. He is an active member in several associations that support individuals with developmental disabilities – The Association for the Severely Handicapped (TASH) and Arkansas Waiver Association (AWA).