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.
An experienced change agent, Laura Hitchcock helps government and nonprofit clients identify and pursue strategic opportunities, develop partnerships, and devise effective program, policy and advocacy approaches to advance their mission. Laura facilitates organizational clarity and achievement of short and long-term partnership, policy, program, and fund development goals and thrives in helping clients identify and create impactful, mission-driven change.
Prior to joining JGA, Laura served in executive and leadership roles in both the nonprofit and government sectors over more than 25 years. As a nonprofit leader, she served in leadership positions in multiple organizations, including directing a 50-state public policy association, as executive director of the statewide public health association in Washington state, and as policy director for the nation’s largest United Way. Laura has also held senior legislative and executive branch policy and program roles for the city of Seattle and the government of King County, Washington, for over ten years.
Laura brings facilitation, planning, and policy skills to support clients, with an uncanny ability to see the big picture while focused on the details. She has led or created numerous multi-party initiatives, including an international, multi-disciplinary team to draft new national parks’ legislation for the country of Tanzania, policy coalitions that led to millions of dollars in state capital and operating investments for health, housing, and human services in Washington State, and community impact planning to tackle challenging topics such as homelessness and climate change. She has performed multi-stakeholder assessments and designed effective governance and oversight processes in the health care, public health and emergency management sectors. She is skilled at helping organizations to leverage market conditions to develop strategic goals and communications strategies leading to growth and program outcomes, including program start-up, having successfully co-founded of two nonprofit start-ups, and won multiple grants from funders such as the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health. Laura also offers nationally-recognized expertise in “policy surveillance” — a unique longitudinal methodology to track and compare policy across jurisdictions.
Laura holds a BA from Pomona College and a Juris Doctor from the University of Oregon. When not promoting the nonprofit and public sectors, she enjoys spending time with her teenaged daughters, husband and rescue dog, Buddy, volunteering, and being outdoors. A native Seattleite, she has also spent several years living and working abroad and enjoys the opportunity to explore other parts of the US and the world.
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 is a trusted partner in executive search, where he brings best practices in effective organizational assessments that determine recruitment priorities and shape targeted recruitment to help boards make one of their most important decisions. Randy also 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.
Other JGA Partners
Third Sector Company
Jan Glick & Associates is proud to partner with the Third Sector Company as we offer the following services:
- Executive Search
- Interim Executive Placement
- Board Development
Public Interest Management Group
Jan Glick & Associates is proud to partner with the Public Interest Management Group around financial restructuring in mergers, partnerships and turnarounds.