I am a PhD who is driven, strategic, and innovative, with 25 years’ experience leading large, complex social impact programs.

I am a team-oriented leader with a strong record of creating partnerships and coalitions.

Over and over, I start out as a consultant on a small project, become passionate about my client’s work, and then we end up working together in a deep partnership for the next several years. I am comfortable in the boardroom or out in the field. I’ve created new multimillion-dollar programs to generate revenue while increasing social impact. For more information, download my résumé or see some of my past clients.

My talents include:

  • Uniting diverse stakeholders, including Fortune 500 companies such as Tiffany & Co., academics, small communities, and the federal government
  • Jumping in as interim leader to build partnerships, create revenue, and boost morale
  • Integrating expert knowledge into programs
  • Raising millions of dollars for my programs and clients
  • Delivering results on time and within budget
  • Clearly communicating complex information

My impact includes:

  • Reducing trash in the ocean
  • Improving sustainable food options in national parks
  • Promoting psychedelic facts for health and safety
  • Protecting precious corals with fashion leaders
  • Strategic Planning and Client Work
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