A nationally recognized nonprofit leader and consultant, Jan has devoted more than 25 years to refining a model approach to facilitate performance improvement for nonprofits and government agencies. Jan specializes in executive leadership transitions, development and coaching, strategic and business planning, and organizational restructuring and mergers. Since founding the firm in 1996, he has played a pivotal role in transforming the organizational performance of hundreds of clients in the nonprofit and government sectors. He has strengthened ineffective programs and departments, developed ...Read More
Laura Hitchcock has worked with local, state, national and international organizations across multiple sectors, including human services, health, public health, housing, environment, and transportation. Her 25 years of consulting and executive leadership experience includes guiding strategy and program development, multi-organization advocacy and policy strategies, development and communications, and organizational systems analysis and improvement. She has led and facilitated partnerships to advocate for over $40 million in public operating investments and systems reform in human services, homelessness ...Read More
Heyward Watson has served in executive leadership roles in both the non-profit and for-profit arenas for over 30 years. An innovative and growth-focused executive, Heyward began consulting for nonprofits in 2015. Building on his early career in operational banking, Heyward served as the Executive Director of Impact Capital, a Community Development Financial Institution, from 2006-2011, where he was able to stabilize an organization in distress, both financially and programmatically; and introduced improvements to reestablish an affiliation with a national funder. Heyward led the organization ...Read More
Judith is an experienced nonprofit executive and banker. Her focus for the last 25 years has been on community development and lending for community projects that includes affordable housing and community facilities. Judith’s early career focused on investments where she ran a trading desk for a regional bank. Judith successfully led a community bank out of an order for sustainable noncompliance for CRA issued by the FDIC. This allowed the bank to expand through mergers, ultimately that bank was purchased by Wells Fargo. Judith was the President of Impact Capital, a Community Development ...Read More
Randy Brinson’s professional experience spans more than 30 years in the nonprofit sector, as both a senior executive and as a nonprofit management consultant. Randy specializes in organizational capacity building and board governance, having worked with clients such as Bainbridge Youth Services, Communities in School of Renton, Coyote Central, the Southwest Youth & Family Services, and Washington Recovery Alliance. He is skilled in using stakeholder interviews and survey tools and enjoys helping clients work with the resulting data to identify priorities and strategies for building capacity. ...Read More
An effective facilitator and project manager, Kate works with teams to identify goals and milestones, keeping them on track and completing on time. Her career spans community health, student health, public health, and health research. Kate has 20+ years of experience focused on quality improvement, project management, facilitation, compliance and technology. Kate is skilled at data and information gathering and synthesis, leading and guiding teams, and managing projects through completion. Kate joins JGA most recently from Public Health – Seattle & King County. There she led quality improvement ...Read More
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