I founded a consulting practice in 2012 with the goal of deepening the impact of educational, workforce development and economic development programs in the San Francisco Bay Area, in California and nationally. For fifteen years prior I held leadership roles with non-profits and foundations, where I gained skills in fundraising, program development and organizational management; and developed my abilities in observation, analysis and innovative problem-solving.
I directed planning, grant development and program development for Jewish Vocational Service in San Francisco, a $7 million workforce development non-profit. I served as Associate Director of Lao Family Community Development, a multi-site immigrant and refugee services agency, where I doubled the agency budget over five years. As staff to the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Making Connections Oakland initiative, I oversaw grantmaking, planning and capacity-building technical assistance for collaborative community efforts. I honed my research, writing and organizational development skills through attainment of a Master of Public Administration degree from California State University, East Bay, with a concentration in Nonprofit Administration and Administration of the Metropolitan Region, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in French and African Studies from Amherst College.
I consult independently or with a team selected for their expertise and content area knowledge.
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