Staff Spotlight: David Mathews
David works with Human Resources, Compliance, and Quality at InVision.
What’s your name?
What is your role at InVision?
I am the Director of Human Resources & Compliance. I have overall responsibility for the Human Resources function at the company. This includes compensation, benefits, employee relations, and recruiting.
I am also responsible for both corporate and program compliance. Corporate compliance ensures that the organization—at every level—is functioning with integrity and within the bounds of the law. Program compliance makes sure that InVision’s operations are meeting or exceeding regulatory standards.
At this time, I also am responsible for the Quality function here. Quality is focused on improving processes and outcomes by analyzing data.
How long have you worked at InVision?
I have worked at InVision since April 2018.
What do you like most about working with InVision?
I’m very much mission-driven. The work that we do is extremely important. The drive and compassion that our direct support professionals display on a daily basis is inspiring and keeps me motivated to continue supporting them. I also have the opportunity to learn new skills every day, which keeps me engaged and wanting to do more.
What are you most proud of as a professional?
I’m extremely proud to be a part of an organization with such a person-centered and impactful mission. My career started as a DSP in an acute care psychiatric hospital. My passion has always been to help people. As I continued my education in law, and then moved on to other opportunities, I always felt as though I needed to circle back to what I was most passionate about. That resulted in me having the opportunity to use my knowledge and skills to do exactly what I was meant to do.
When you’re not working, what do you usually do?
I enjoy spending time with friends and family. I also love to go to concerts and travel overseas. Hopefully when the pandemic is over, I will be able to do those things again.
If you had to eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
During a trip to Singapore, I had the chance to eat an authentic Chinese dish. It was called Chong-Qing boiled fish. It was really spicy and served in a sauce with noodles, peppers, and an assortment of vegetables. I could eat it every day.
What might someone be surprised to learn about you?
I have three cats named Mitch, Ghostface, and Francesca. I named one of them…