I love to help others gain confidence and capacity to lead collaborative change. I coach, train, facilitate, mediate, design collaborative systems and conduct situation assessments. I also teach, do public speaking, grant writing, and design and conduct program evaluations.
I was born and raised outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a coal miner’s daughter and the grandchild of immigrants. That upbringing proved helpful, especially in the Pacific, as it left me creative about recognizing and working with issues of identity and equity.
Over three decades, I've worked with all types of organizations, public and private, at local, state and national levels. Many of my clients come from philanthropy, education, environment, and health care. My clients credit me with being a quick study, a strategic thinker and a creative and skilled practitioner.
While based in Kailua, Hawaii, I spend several months each year in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, allowing me to work with clients and colleagues from sea to shining sea.
Mapping Change is pursuing Woman-Owned and SBA HUBZone certification.