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 new programs and partnerships, and created lasting change and performance improvement for organizations in distress. Jan’s methods help clients address, and subsequently resolve, deep-rooted organizational issues that influence decision-making and impede success. Jan is the author of Nonprofit Turnaround, A Guide for Nonprofit Leaders, Consultants and Funders, and his workshops and classes on mergers, turnarounds and executive leadership have received national acclaim. Jan guides clients toward their goals by using research-based methodologies, several of which he has developed, and providing results-oriented services in a down-to-earth style. Jan holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Stanford University. He lives in Seattle where he enjoys hiking and climbing, and spending time with his wife and two daughters.
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, comparative policy analysis, 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 prevention, behavioral health, K12 and early childhood education; capital investments in technology to support information and referral 211, and planning for E911; pay-for-value based approaches to public sector healthcare purchasing; wider availability of health system performance and cost data; and public sector shared-savings partnerships addressing capital and operational efficiencies. Prior to re-joining Jan Glick & Associates in 2017, Ms. Hitchcock had her own consulting firm specializing in policy analysis and advocacy in Africa and the US, served as Executive Director for the Washington State Public Health Association, was a senior policy advisor at King County, Washington and the City of Seattle, and led public policy and community relations at the nation’s largest United Way. Her work includes specialty in data-driven program and policy analysis, with peer-reviewed publications in the area of comparative policy surveillance in the International Journal of Drug Policy, and Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law. and supporting nonprofit advocacy organizations with their leadership and strategy. She has also served as interim CEO of the League of Education Voters and offers interim executive director services as part of her practice. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and a Juris Doctor from the University of Oregon School of Law.
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 Financial Institution, from 2011-2018. While at Impact she reorganized the organization into a profitable nonprofit lender that, to date, has provided loans for over $141 million in predevelopment financing and leveraging over $3.3 billion in permanent financing to enable development of affordable housing, community facilities, and retail space. Judith is a problem solver with the ability to identify the issues holding organizations back, with the goal and move the organization forward and preserving their program delivery. Judith has extensive experience in financial management, lending, strategic planning, and board governess, nonprofit management, affordable housing, and community facilities. She attended the New York Institute for Finance and is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington.
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. Randy is also known for assisting organizations to build commitment to community partnerships and diversity, and through financial turn-arounds. A graduate of the Third Sector Company’s Board Chairs Academy, Randy leads governance trainings, board retreats and strategic planning activities. In senior executive and operational roles at public television station KCTS 9, he served as general manager of station operations, executive director of programming and strategic projects, giving him day-to-day insight into nonprofit management needs. Randy holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida, and a Master’s degree from Syracuse University. In addition, he holds a Certificate of Nonprofit Board Consulting from BoardSource and a Certificate of Executive Leadership from Seattle University.
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 efforts across the department from the Office of the Director, and then led technology improvement efforts in Environmental Health. Kate was part of the team that developed and reviewed RFPs for an electronic health record for Public Health – Seattle & King County, and worked at a community health center during electronic health record implementation. While at Country Doctor Community Health Centers, Kate prepared the organization for Joint Commission accreditation, and was point of contact for subcontract monitoring from various funding agencies. At Los Angeles Family AIDS Network, Kate conducted site visits to monitor subcontracts, and at the University of Washington also conducted site visits to assess adherence to study protocol in large, nationwide HIV study. Kate holds a BA from U.C. Santa Cruz, a Master of Public Health from the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, and a Certificate in Program Evaluation from the University of Washington.
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