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Collaborators & Partners

These wonderful consultants are part
of the The Womens Consulting Circle (50 current members),
and partner with Kris on occasional client projects
and always share wisdom, resources, and referrals generously.
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Shailushi Baxi Ritchie
Founder and President, Sevah Consulting (she/her)
Providing executive transition services and support to small to midsize organizations.

K Sujata

Strategic Advisor, SuLa Advisory, LLC
Supporting nonprofits through executive transition including interim roles and executive coaching.


Alexis Allegra
President, Allegra Consulting
Assisting small and midsize nonprofits to build capacity by tackling a variety of programmatic and operational projects.

Lauri Alpern

PhD, Business Psychologist and President, Open Door Advisors
Open door advisors is a woman-owned social impact consulting firm specializing in strategy and people and change.


Margie Devine

President, Devine Consulting
Working with nonprofits in Chicago and Northern Michigan focusing on fundraising strategy and implementation.  Devine Consulting is also a trusted, experienced executive search firm focused on filling Executive Director and Development roles.

Debra A. Hass

President and Principal Consultant, Serendipity Consulting, Inc.
Emphasizing program planning and management, staff coaching, evaluation, research, writing, and foundation proposal review.

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Heather Parish

Consultant, Strategies for Community Economic Development and Finance
Specializing in developing strategies and capacity-building initiatives that promote comprehensive community development, providing strategic planning, program design/implementation, project management/coordination and collaboration, and organizational capacity-building and technical assistance.

Debbie McCann

Founder and partner, W4Sight LLC
Providing software selection and implementation services to nonprofits, specializing in donor management, program management, and agency-wide reporting needs. W4Sight also provides training, re-configuration, and data cleanup services on software systems clients already have in place.

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Lisa Marie Pickens

ARISE Consulting Inc  — Consultant to Nonprofits, including Philanthropy
Specializing in strategic planning, organizational development, board development, executive coaching, program design, assessment and evaluation services to nonprofits

Emily White Hodge

President, White Hodge HR

Emily is an HR consultant with a passion for racial justice. A Certified PHR (Professional in Human Resources) through HRCI with over 20 years of nonprofit experience across the full spectrum of HR and People Operations functions, she specializes in working with small to medium sized nonprofit organizations, who want to approach human resources from a people-first perspective.

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“Kris is a key colleague in the landscape of my HR work.
She thinks critically, asks great questions, is a dependable thought partner and is quick to share resources.
I honestly wouldn’t have had the resources to start my own consulting practice
if it hadn't been for Kris’s willingness to share so generously!”


— Emily White Hodge,  White Hodge HR

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