"Been to lots of retreats in the past. Usually feigning illness or death halfway thru so I can get out. This one had my attention and avid interest until the end. I regret having to leave before dinner. I just wanted to hang around, listen, and interact more."
Participant in recent board retreat
"From the moment we started working with Janice, we knew we were going to get where we needed to go with our group and that participants would feel that their time was well used. As she maps out each meeting, she spends time making sure that a) she understands the goals and that b) actually, we (the client) fully understands the goals. She pushes for clarity until she gets it, and I’ve found that it has strengthened my own understanding of what we’re hoping to get out of each meeting. In the room, Janice is highly attuned to the different learning and participation styles of participants. She dives into the content enough so that she can steer the conversation when needed. She knows when to insert herself and when to hold back. Just by who she is, she creates the kind of warm, participatory environment we want to create, which allows people to bring their authentic selves into the room."
J McCray
COO, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
"Janice forms truly thoughtful partnerships with her clients. Enterprising and determined, Janice makes it her job to get at what makes an organization tick and thus provides customized leadership solutions that really match the temperament and longer-term needs of her clients. As for her leadership style, it is understated yet consistent and  always to the point. Partnering with Janice gave me the necessary boost of confidence and organizational support to pull off a successful annual meeting with national members from around the country. I value Janice's expertise, her frankness and her utter willingness to both try new things and go to great lengths to get the job done with humor and grit.” 
Sasha Tenenbaum, Advocacy Communications Consultant
Former director, Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition


Janice is proud to serve a range of amazing organizations in the philanthropic and non-profit sectors.  Projects range from facilitating coalition convenings, board and staff retreats, and brain-trust sessions to external grant reviews and program development, among others.

Clients have included:

  • Planned Parenthood of Maryland
  • SILC - Sports Impact Leadership Certificate - Johns Hopkins Advanced Academic Programs
  • Grantmakers for Education
  • Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
  • JEFF Foundation
  • Issue One
  • National Recreation and Parks Association
  • Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition
  • Exponent Philanthropy
  • Social Progress Imperative
  • Jewish Teen Funders Network
  • National Complete Streets Coalition
  • Partners for Livable Communities
  • Tikkun Olam Women’s Foundation
  • Arabella Advisors

Clients & colleagues describe Janice as: 

  • Patient
  • Detailed
  • Lifelong commitment to nonprofits
  • Honest
  • Authentic
  • Balances structured meetings with a priority on human connection
  • Bold
  • Warm
  • Energy
  • Creative
  • Advocate
  • Passionate
  • Reliable