Justicewise connects community leaders undertaking complex change with proven tools and methodologies from the business world. As a change management expert, founder, Gillian Haley, worked in Fortune 500 corporations during the digital revolution where she prepared people on multiple continents for the transition to digital business processes. While volunteering in the juvenile justice system, Ms. Haley witnessed how community leaders today face a similar level of complexity in this time of limited resources as they grapple with social challenges like homelessness and justice reform. Whatever the sector, the ability to effectively navigate change is about understanding the hearts and minds of the people affected. We specialize in managing conflict and building stakeholder alignment for change.
For over 20 years, Marla has worked to promote the use of analytics and evidence-informed practice in public and community-based social services organizations. Most recently she served as the first Division Director for Planning, Research and Evaluation for the Sonoma County Human Services Department. There she oversaw the development and implementation of standardized and centralized processes for analysis and reporting of administrative data, evaluating programs, and incorporating the use of research in program design and delivery. Marla led the development of the Portfolio of Model Upstream Programs, a Sonoma County clearinghouse of programs that meet three levels of progress towards evidence-based practice. The Portfolio is used by local social service organizations to expand their capacity to deliver evidence-informed services and by local funders to prioritize funding for prevention-based, outcomes-driven programs. Marla currently attends the University of California, Berkeley, School of Social Welfare, where she is finishing her PhD in the area of using big data and computational science to understand local human service policy environments as complex systems.
Tony Gardner is a consultant with 21 years of experience working on the issue of homelessness. In this role, he has provided technical assistance, consulting, and staffing to a wide variety of communities nationally and locally on such issues as strategic planning, Continuum of Care (CoC) facilitation and writing, Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) implementation, data warehouse planning, coordinated entry systems development, and more. Recently, Tony wrote Santa Cruz County's new strategic homelessness plan - All In: Toward a Home for Every Santa Cruz County Resident. In 2016, he completed Monterey County’s coordinated entry policies and procedures manual.
Over the years, he has raised extensive funding from government and private sources for homeless and housing programs, while advising clients on best practices for coordinated entry, permanent supportive housing, rapid rehousing, prevention, and workforce development projects, for homeless people. He holds a J.D. from the University of California Hastings College of the Law.
Genelle has over 15 years of experience with databases and reporting. She currently serves as HMIS Data Analyst for the Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio (COHHIO) and uses Business Objects Web Intelligence, Qlik, QGIS, and PowerPivot to develop custom reports for an 80-county CoC. Beyond her technical skills, she has a good understanding of HUD policy and works constantly to stay out in front of what her CoC needs.
Treadwell is a Certified Implementation Partner for ETO Software. As former Social Solutions employees, Treadwell provides an ETO-first, Insider experience with Outsider Perspective. Scott and John provide the most technically proficient and comprehensive consultation to organizations utilizing the ETO Software suite of products. Focused on meaningful results, Treadwell helps human services nonprofits and government agencies leverage and extend the power of Social Solutions products.
Lucy Consulting offers organizational and professional staff development trainings for public agencies, non-profits and businesses. Services are customized for organizations in areas such as: Leadership development, capacity building, strategic planning, board/governance, public relations, and other customized staff trainings (available in English & Spanish).
John is a nationally recognized authority on nonprofit technology. He has been helping nonprofits for over 25 years providing advice, educating and writing about the effective use of technology in nonprofit organizations. John helps good causes make smart decisions about technology. He is an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco as well as Sonoma State University and has been a featured speaker across the US, England, Australia and online.
Christopher's Consulting - International and Local Capacity Building
Christopher Szecsey has over 40 years of worldwide experience across more than 45 countries in capacity-building of individuals, teams, community groups, organizations, & projects. Key areas of Christopher's consulting include building the capacity of the nonprofit sector around the world including in the USA; providing technical assistance, training & facilitation in collaboration/partnerships; organizational assessment & development, leadership & team strengthening; program assessment, design, planning, & management; & board & staff development.