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.
Laura Hitchcock helps government and nonprofit clients identify and pursue strategic opportunities, develop partnerships, and devise effective policy and advocacy approaches to advance their organizational mission. Laura facilitates organizational clarity and achievement of short and long-term policy, program, fund development and partnership strategies. Laura’s accomplishments are many, including development of new national parks’ legislation for the country of Tanzania, securing millions of dollars in state capital and operating investments for health, housing, and human services in Washington State, and grant acquisition from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the American Public Health Association, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Institute of Justice. She is skilled at helping organizations to leverage market conditions to develop strategic goals and communications strategies leading to growth and program outcomes. Laura also offers nationally-recognized expertise in “policy surveillance” — a unique longitudinal methodology to track and compare policy across jurisdictions.
Laura has held senior leadership roles in the nonprofit and government sectors, including directing the Washington State Public Health Association, serving as policy director for the nation’s largest United Way, and holding legislative and executive branch policy roles for the city of Seattle and the government of King County, Washington, for over ten years.
Laura holds a BA from Pomona College and a Juris Doctor from the University of Oregon.
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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