I feel very fortunate on many fronts including Roots to Canopy. Every day I work with organizations and individuals that are creating a world where we all can thrive.

Over the course of 15 years, I have consulted with a host of organizations including non-profit agencies, collectives, labor unions, foundations, government agencies, and multilateral institutions.  Along with all I have learned from and with my clients and fellow consultants, I regularly call upon my experience working inside non-profit organizations.  I co-founded and was director of training for a youth training and leadership organization, the Young Women’s Project.  I was also on the public health education faculty at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  There, I designed and taught courses in community assessment, program planning, program evaluation, and quantitative data interpretation and led the review of the undergraduate curriculum.  In addition I worked with an international development technical assistance agency and focused on agricultural and health initiatives in Bangladesh and Zimbabwe. 

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I frequently tap into my academic training, as well: a master of public health degree (health behavior/health education) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  And I have co-published in peer-reviewed journals including the American Journal of Public HealthEnvironmental Health Perspectives, and New Solutions.

I am based in wonderful Durham, North Carolina and work throughout the United States and beyond.

To all my work I bring a deeply listening ear, a creative and analytical mind, a host of innovative approaches, a valuing of meaningful participation, a sense of humor, a passion for social change, and a commitment to excellence.


This was the best session I’ve ever
been to
. The practical approaches to evaluation were most useful.

— National Smart Start annual conference training participant