Communitas Consulting client Mary Black Foundation supports a focus on equity with increased capacity building in Spartanburg, SC.
About Communitas Consulting
Clients hire Communitas Consulting to manage and facilitate change in their organizations, design and move projects forward, and build traction and ownership for sustainability. Clients include foundations, national, regional and local nonprofits, hospitals, local and state government, and post-secondary educational institutions.
Communitas Consulting engages a network of highly skilled professionals – bringing the right match of expertise and ability to complete each project.
Saphira M. Baker, Principal
Saphira M. Baker is the founder of Communitas Consulting and Principal Consultant. Saphira established Communitas Consulting after more than twenty years of experience in senior positions in local government and nonprofit organizations. She is skilled in facilitating and developing effective cross-sector partnerships, strategic and community planning, effective grant making, and restructuring and focusing complex organizations. Her subject area expertise includes health and human services, secondary and post-secondary education, workforce development, civic engagement, urban planning, and community development.
Casey Cox, Research and Policy Analyst, joined the Communitas Consulting team in 2009. Casey has experience leading large-scale data collection efforts for policy research in economics, education, and community assessment. She is accomplished at creating and managing complex data and information systems with accuracy and efficiency and has broad experience in data analysis, survey design, research interviews, and project management. Her subject expertise includes community capacity building and youth access to college and financial aid.
Dr. Anita McGinty
Dr. Anita McGinty holds a Ph.D. in Applied Developmental Science from the University of Virginia. She is interested in the quality of education and community environments as a mechanism for supporting the development and healthy outcomes of children, particularly those experiencing social or developmental risk. As an assistant research professor at the University of Virginia, Dr. McGinty built a publication and funding record that established her as an expert in children’s language and reading development, intervention implementation, and program evaluation. Following her time at UVA, Dr. McGinty served as Director of Professional Development for the Core Knowledge Foundation.
- — Christina Deady, Senior Director, Leadership and Workforce Development Programs NeighborWorks America, Washington, DC
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Communitas Consulting client Richmond Memorial Health Foundation launches Equity and Health Fellowships to foster a more equitable and healthy region. Baker helped design the initiative and will co-facilitate learning sessions for 18 fellows around equity, social determinants of health, and best practices in philanthropy. [Read the Richmond Times Dispatch article.]
- What is Collaborative Leadership and What is it Not?
- What Gives Collaborations Staying Power over Time?
- Ten Questions to Assess Readiness of the Group for Action
- The Personal Element of Collaboration
- Looking for a refresher on strategic planning?
- Strategic Planning during Leadership Transitions
- Running Effective Committees
- Contracting for Impact
- Effective Leadership Traits
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