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Working across sectors from healthcare, public health, behavioral health, government and nonprofits, private industry--wherever there's an interest in engaging stakeholders in collaborative solutions, I bring the right mix of colleagues and expertise to the solution.
Melanie works with diverse groups and organizations across sectors as an organization development/ performance improvement consultant, coach/advisor, trainer and facilitator.
Melanie brings a collaborative consulting style, integrity, focus, humor, mindfulness and results to the people she serves. Her private practice offers large group facilitation processes that are participative, grounded in the affirmative, in collaboration and learning, and aimed to honor individual, organizational and community development needs and readiness for change. Her unique mix of organizational development experience, combined with evaluation, allows her to keep the focus on demonstrating measurable results in combination with facilitation, planning, change management and more.
She has facilitated community collaborations and effective organizations training for the Ford Family Foundation, strategic planning for the Main Street Program through the Portland Development Commission and the Nonprofit Association of Oregon, for counties and municipal governments, including Coconino and Cochise Counties, Arizona; Lincoln County, Oregon; City of Mesa, Arizona, City of Fort Collins, to name a few, and has facilitated community solution finding/public involvement meetings around water quality, public health issues, and more; her work across organizational development, change management is across sectors.
She holds a Ph.D. in education with a concentration in organizational learning, performance and change, Master of Public Administration, and a B.S. in sociology (Research I CSU and ASU, respectively). She has received extensive training in mediation and facilitation from the City of Beaverton, Oregon, Portland Community College, American Society for Quality, Institute for Cultural Affairs, Assn. for Quality & Participation, International Association for Public Participation, and others, as well as trained hundreds of facilitators herself in public health.
Melanie resides in S. and works with clients across sectors. She enjoys working with mission- and community-focused organizations who serve and impact the community. She loves exploring, the arts, and meeting new people (and dogs).