The Doctor Is In

Do you need advice? Would talking with an expert get you over a hurdle holding you back? Are you interested in learning more about the offerings of local consultants? “The Doctor Is In” is designed to provide 30-minute windows of opportunity for you to talk with a consultant of your choosing. Visit the experts’ corner in the main hall and meet with a consultant member of Washington Nonprofits according to the schedule below. Bring your topic or simply your curiosity.

The Doctor Is In Schedule






Areas of Expertise

9:00-9:30 AM Johan Lysne Lysne Wagoner Creative Johan’s education and practice are in communications, sociology, graphic & UX/UI Design. Working with profit, educational, tax-exempt organizations and chairing 200,000+ person events demonstrates abilities to elucidate ideas. Leadership & Management, Planning & Strategy, Evaluation, Communications/Marketing
9:00-9:30 AM Gabriel Silberblatt BDS Planning & Urban Design Gabriel leads the strategic planning work at BDS Planning and has conducted processes for non-profits like the Millionair Club Charity and the Mountaineers. He would love to learn about any program or organizational planning you are contemplating. Governance, Leadership & Management, Planning & Strategy, Evaluation, Collaboration, Communications/Marketing
9:00-9:30 AM Thomas Varga & Christine Martin The Valtas Group Valtas Founders Tom Varga and Christine Martin have over 40 years of combined experience as a strategic business leaders and have served in leadership transition roles and as interim executives for dozen’s of organizations in the Pacific Northwest. Governance, Leadership & Management, Planning & Strategy, Evaluation, Human Resource Management, Collaboration
9:30-10:00 AM Ben Forstag Mac’s List After a decade in nonprofit communications, Ben Forstag joined Mac’s List, a job board for professionals in the Pacific Northwest. He’s available to discuss your nonprofit hiring challenges: talent acquisition, employer marketing, and recruitment. Recruitment, Talent Acquisition, and Hiring
9:30-10:00 AM Jan Glick Jan Glick & Associates Jan specializes in nonprofit partnerships, mergers, strategy & leader development. Author of Nonprofit Turnaround, A Guide for Nonprofit Leaders, Jan has facilitated 27 partnerships & mergers involving 75 nonprofits from all-volunteer to > $50M. Governance, Leadership & Management, Planning & Strategy, Finance, Fundraising, Human Resource Management, Collaboration
9:30-10:00 AM Kelly Schactler Heron Ventures LLC dba Project Management Rebooted “Projects bogged down by late or incomplete deliverables? Need insight into project planning tools? Stop by to explore possible solutions with Kelly Schactler, Project Management Navigation Expert and owner of Project Management Rebooted™. Leadership & Management, Planning & Strategy, Collaboration
10:00-10:30 AM Stacey Krynsky & Cynthia Weaver Beneficial State Bank We are a bank owned by a nonprofit foundation, here to serve the nonprofit community in all of their financial and service needs. Stacey’s job is to help nonprofits with depository needs. Her passion is connecting nonprofits with growth opportunities. Cynthia’s job is to assist with lending to help nonprofits grow. Finance (Impact deposits & lending)
10:00-10:30 AM Jim Shapiro The Better Fundraising Co. Jim Shapiro is the fundraising coach you always wanted. He has 20 years experience raising money, including serving as the VP of Development for a $100m nonprofit. Co-founder of The Better Fundraising Co. Fundraising
10:00-10:30 AM Gazala Uradnik GFS Events Gazala Uradnik, founder of GFS Events, a nonprofit event management company, will answer questions around logistics, budgeting, silent and live auction procurement, volunteer management and all other details to ensure a successful fundraising event. Planning & Strategy, Fundraising, Volunteer Management
1:30-2:00 PM Liz Heath Sound Nonprofits Active in the nonprofit sector for 40 years, Liz’s work is focused on Interim leadership, governance, strategic planning, management, retreat facilitation and training. Governance, Leadership & Management, Planning & Strategy, Evaluation
1:30-2:00 PM Clare Moe Nonprofit Performance Partners, LLC Clare is passionate about nonprofit success and will collaborate with your nonprofit leadership to identify your organizational needs, establish consensus, and create a path forward for your organization to achieve success. Stop by and say hello! Governance, Planning & Strategy
1:30-2:00 PM Amy Weiher Weiher Creative Inc. Amy Weiher is the principal of Weiher Creative where she specializes in print design, branding, web design, and print management. She loves working with good people, nonprofits with good causes, and for-profit companies with good intentions. Communications/Marketing
2:00-2:30 PM Randy Brinson Third Sector Company Randy Brinson is an interim leader and senior strategist with Third Sector Company. Certified by BoardSource in Nonprofit Board Consulting, he leads trainings in succession planning and other governance issues and conducts chief executive searches. Succession Planning & Interim Leadership
2:00-2:30 PM Kim Jenkins Strategic Partner Consultants Kim specializes in helping Nonprofits determine which software will best meet the needs of their organization. If you are confused about whether to upgrade or move to the IT cloud, let Kim help you create a plan which includes a Technology Roadmap. Leadership & Management, Planning & Strategy, Evaluation, Fundraising, Information Technology
2:00-2:30 PM Rebecca Zanatta Ostara Group Rebecca loves philanthropy. She has spent her 20+ year career in nonprofit management. Her philosophy focuses on people and putting the why first. Spending time with family and seeking adventure through travel are important to her as well. Governance, Leadership & Management, Planning & Strategy, Fundraising, Volunteer Management, Collaboration
2:30-3:00 PM Mariana Ancira & Disa Davis Parker, Smith & Feek Mariana is a Vice President and Account Executive in the Employee Benefits Department at Parker, Smith & Feek and has worked in the employee benefits field for more than 18 years. Disa is an Employee Benefits Account Executive providing consulting services for small to mid-sized employers that are growing locally, are ethically sound, socially aware, and dedicated to sustainable growth in their communities. Planning & Strategy, Finance, Human Resource Management
2:30-3:00 PM Noel Frame BDS Planning & Urban Design / WA State House of Representatives State Rep. Noel Frame is the Director of Policy & Planning at BDS Planning & Urban Design, a community development consulting firm. A former non-profit director, Noel is currently the Vice Chair of the House Human Services & Early Learning Committee. Leadership & Management, Planning & Strategy, Public Policy/Advocacy, Collaboration, Communications/Marketing
2:30-3:00 PM David Owen Hastings David Owen Hastings Design A GOOD brand inspires donors, generates confidence and raises more money. David collaboratse with nonprofits to create distinctive and dynamic branding and marketing tools that help you make a powerful impact. Do good, better. Communications/Marketing
3:00-3:30 PM Lisa Rezac Lisa Rezac Fundraising Auctioneer and Consultant As a development and fundraising auctioneer professional, Lisa knows delivering the right fundraiser can be challenging. What activities do we do? How do we figure out our goal? Questions? Come chat and let her help navigate the process. Fundraising
3:00-3:30 PM Brian Forsythe Solid Chops Accounting LLC Solid Chops Accounting is a small firm specializing in nonprofit accounting services and 990 preparation. Brian Forsythe CPA brings over 20 years experience in the field working with small to medium sized organizations. Finance
3:00-3:30 PM Kris McRea McRea Consulting A dedicated nonprofit professional with decades as a corporate executive, entrepreneur, and nonprofit director. Kris’s specialty is small nonprofits, and believes that fundraising is NOT about raising money but inviting others along in the journey. Governance, Leadership & Management, Planning & Strategy, Fundraising, Communications/Marketing
3:30-4:00 PM Kari Dasher The Ostara Group Kari has served in the nonprofit sector for more than 24 years. As Director of Interim and Development Services with The Ostara Group, she works with staff and Board leaders to address organizational challenges as a pathway to greater mission impact. Governance, Leadership & Management, Planning & Strategy, Fundraising, Volunteer Management
3:30-4:00 PM Pamela J. Oakes The Profitable Nonprofit Pamela J. Oakes Fund Development expert, has secured MILLIONS of dollars in grants & awards. A previous grant writer with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, her passion ensures that those wanting to change the world for Good have the funding to do so. Governance, Planning & Strategy, Fundraising, Volunteer Management, Collaboration
3:30-4:00 PM Hunter Williams Little Green Light LLC As VP of Product Marketing, Hunter works daily with Little Green Light customers and the LGL software team to develop the service and help customers be successful in using the software. Little Green Light customer consultation