Selective List of Clients by Areas of Expertise


Services & Approaches

  • Organization Effectiveness Consulting
  • Cultural Competence Consulting and Training
  • Research and Evaluation


Areas of

  • Child Welfare
  • Education
  • Industry(sales, service, quality assurance)


Tools and

  • The Effective Communications Styles Inventory


Research and Evaluation

  • Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Their Families Program (CMHS), funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Senior research associate supporting the Cultural and Linguistic Competence (CLC) Study, a five year effort to provide an understanding of the characteristics of culturally and linguistically competent practices in 30 system of care communities.
  • King County Coalition on Racial Disproportionality, a 12 month project funded by Casey Family Programs to investigate the factors surrounding racial disproportionality of African American and Native American children in the King County, Washington child welfare system. Lead a team of quantitative and qualitative researchers collecting, analyzing and interpreting data for a cross system stakeholder group (Division of Children & Family Services, Dependency Court, etc.) to understand the experiences of children across race at the major decision points from intake to system exit. Research findings informed a multi-year systems improvement process.
  • W. K. Kellogg Foundation, under a subcontract with Walter R. McDonald and Associates, this five year, eight state pre-K through second grade school readiness initiative “SPARK was aimed at reducing the rate of school failure of vulnerable children. Member of the cross-site evaluation team providing content expertise in the areas of community collaborations and leadership development.

  • W. K. Kellogg Foundation, under a subcontract with Walter R. McDonald and Associates lead a team conducting a three-year, participatory evaluation of an initiative funded by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation the goal of which is to build the capacity of nonprofits in Arizona through the delivery of products and services of Arizona State University's Center for Nonprofit Leadership and Management (CNLM). Using an organizational development paradigm, evaluated whether the CNLM was doing the right things and doing things right to build the capacity of nonprofits in the state of Arizona through education, research, technical assistance, and convening activities. 

Consulting and Training

  • The Mockingbird Society, a Washington State child welfare advocacy agency. Senior certified planning and training consultant providing technical assistance, consulting and training to sites replicating the Mockingbird Family Model, an innovative foster care service delivery structure based on the extended family concept. For more information about this emerging promising practice, go to   

  • Crystal Stairs, Inc. a southern California non-profit providing a broad range of child care services, research and advocacy. Facilitated agency-wide planning retreats for the Board of Directors, senior management team and management and supervisory teams to develop strategic plans, and program implementation plans across multiple years. 
  • Alliance for Education, Seattle, Washington, developed a participatory strategic and implementation planning approach and facilitated a nine month community capacity building planning process for the Alliance for Education's two Public Engagement Task Force initiatives: “Teaching Quality Improvements” and “Small Schools.” Worked with a diverse group of stakeholders to facilitate their convergence on a common set of goals, objectives and strategies aimed at conducting a community-wide dialogue to garner the public support necessary to mitigate the disproportional school failure of students of color in the Seattle Public Schools.
  • General Dynamics Corporation, Redmond Operations, Redmond, Washington. Provided team development consulting and training for the Quality Assurance organization including assessment of team functioning, meeting facilitation supporting the development of a team plan, team norms and one-on-one conflict resolution sessions between individual team members.
  • Nathan Hale High School, Seattle, Washington. Conducted consulting and training in team development for members of the School Senate, Gates Foundation Team and 9 th and 10 th grade Academies. Enhanced meeting management, problem solving and planning skills of participating teachers and administrators.
  • Compaq Computer Systems, Bellevue, Washington. Conducted personal development training for employees by delivering a course entitled “Success is an Attitude.”
  • Canon Copier Division, Los Angeles, California in association with Sullivan International. During this two year project provided personal development training and consulting to telemarketing employees including the delivery of “Success is an Attitude.” Provided team development consulting to the Service Vice President and his subordinates to enhance their team performance.
  • Southern California Edison, Los Angeles, California in association with Sullivan International was a member of the training faculty delivering courses in human resource management, large system change, team development and “Success is an Attitude” a professional development seminar.
Program Management

  • The Northwest Institute for Children and Families, University of Washington School of Social Work under contract with the US Children's Bureau. Program manager for this three and one-half year child welfare project the goal of which was to expand the child welfare evidence base. Examined, delineated and evaluated the efficacy of professional practice models used by Child Protective Services workers in the Office for African American Children's Services (OAACS), Division of Child and Family Services, Washington State Department of Social and Health Services to reduce the disproportional representation of African American children in the child welfare system. Project in association with UJIMA Community Services.

  • National Black Child Development Institute and BCDI Seattle Affiliate’s Champions for Children, a Community Project Supporting Children in Foster Care funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Provided program management to this three year project aimed at engaging the African American Community in making tangible interventions on behalf of African American children and families who come to the attention of the State of Washington Child Welfare System.




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