I have spent the past 25 years working with and for non-profits, with an emphasis over the past decade more specifically on capacity building, leadership development, change management, and strategy. I have built non-profit development programs from the ground up for a range of organizations, with budgets from $250,000 to $20M annually, and with local, statewide and international focuses. My expertise includes retreat design and facilitation, strategic partnership development, coaching, executive hiring, and staff/board/organizational development.
I have worked in the social justice arena for 25 years, starting out as an overnight shelter manager at a shelter for survivors of domestic and sexual violence in rural Southwest Virginia. My background is in clinical social work, which has given me extensive experience facilitating groups and conversations in diverse situations.
I am passionate about many issues and am particularly well-versed in women’s leadership development and all aspects of programming related to intimate partner violence. I serve as a mentor and coach for executive directors and development directors. I am on the Board of Directors for Women AdvaNCe, an independent nonpartisan educational institute dedicated to improving the lives of North Carolina’s women and families by providing education and encouraging constructive public dialogue about progressive ideas and public policy initiatives.
“If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” – Henry Ford