Who We Are

We are a consultancy partnership founded by David Maywhoor & Kathleen Gmeiner.  A dynamic duo with a passion for justice, non-profit capacity building, and consumer advocacy.  We have worked for, directed, and consulted with non-profit organizations in Ohio and Michigan since the late 1970’s. We met while both working for UHCAN Ohio, where we honed our skills in policy analysis, legislative advocacy, coalition and campaign-building, and communications.

What Guides Us

  • Justice Getting to what is right is a process that requires critical thinking, observation and reflection, intentional action and then evaluation of how our work has changed the community. If a wrong is generated, then it must be corrected and the community made whole. If a success occurs it should be celebrated before moving on.
  • Community The quilt that binds our various beliefs, cultures, governing policies, and interdependent interactions is community. How we live in our community, how we act with each other, how we nurture growth and sustainability are all critically important to consider as we build our community.
  • Collaboration Working alone does not build community, it builds silos of power and limits the vision needed to move a community forward. Working in a collaborative effort, like a coalition, requires openness to the thoughts and ideas of others and a willingness to periodically suspend reality to get to an end that all members can support.
  • Equity Fair and impartial treatment of community members regardless of race, religion, creed, nationality, gender and differing abilities is essential in the work we do. Assuring that all members of the group have an equal say in the community decision making processes is critical to our success.
  • Story Who we are, how we live, – our experiences – losses and gains make up the story of our lives. These stories are important tools in the work to build and nurture community.

What We Do

We consult separately and together to provide

  • project direction
  • strategic and operational planning and training
  • meeting facilitation
  • policy review, analysis and simplification—particularly in the areas of health care access and value,  addressing poverty, and food policy(is that David or me?)
  • grant and report writing.

How We Work with You

  • We suggest you look at each of our core competencies and the history of our work, and approach us separately or as a team to discuss your project.  We will meet with you in person or by conference call, depending on your distance from Columbus. The purpose of this initial meeting is to mutually determine if we are a good fit. We do not charge for this initial face to face meeting or conference call.
  • We are flexible regarding the length of your project – we can serve as an interim executive director, policy or project director while you look for the right fit for your permanent position, or facilitate a one-day staff planning meeting.
  • Depending on the project we will quote you an hourly fee or an overall project fee.  When we bill by the hour we bill monthly, and include a statement of activities that we have performed for you.

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