Organizational Management Services

Most organizational management work emphasizes the institutional level while neglecting the individual.  This can result in nonalignment of the personal values and needs of the individual with that of the institution’s, and disconnection from a driving force for meaningful work.  Adele utilizes coaching inspired approaches to bridge the institutional and the individual.  It is a reflective process, designed to allow clients to discover their own creative solutions, that can improve effectiveness and broaden choices in moving from understanding to action and accountability.

Services include:

  • Capacity Building
  • Career & Life Transition Coaching
  • Meeting Design & Facilitation
  • Program Planning and Design
  • Proposal Development and Grant Making
  • Research and Analysis
  • Training Design & Implementation



A combined experience as a funder, organizational development consultant, leadership development program staff, as well as a certified coach, have given Adele a unique set of skills and strategic understanding of what it takes to be a productive and responsive leader, team and organization.   She has over 20 years experience in the nonprofit and philanthropy sectors, and has commissioned and/or facilitated grant programs totaling $173 million throughout California.

Program Planning & Design

  • Conceived and executed an integrated Disparities Prevention Plan as the underlying rational for grant making throughout a 26 county region. Plan delineated a regional goal; internal foundation and external community level outcomes; associated regional staff activities; supporting assets/resources; priority bodies of work (The California Endowment).
  • Developed and delivered training and coaching on design and implementation of program plans for an executive management leadership program to build their capacity to formulate and deliver programs that are predictable, credible and measureable (Sierra Health Foundation Leadership Program).


Grant Proposal Management & Development

  • Successfully researched, commissioned and administered over $33 million in grant recommendations throughout California aimed at building healthy communities (The San Francisco Foundation, The Women’s Foundation of California, The California Endowment).
  • As part of the $140 million disbursement under the Mental Health Services Act’s Statewide Prevention & Early Intervention Initiatives (PEI), managed recruitment, selection and training of subject matter experts (SME); designed proposal review tool; co-facilitated SME proposal review processes; reviewed all submitted PEI proposals; developed recommendations for awardee capacity building; design and facilitated awardee orientation (California Mental Health Services Authority).


Meeting Facilitation 

  • Project management, recruitment, training, strategic planning and facilitation for this statewide Mental Health Stigma & Discrimination Reduction Consortium to the Mental Health Services Act Prevention & Early Intervention Initiatives. Strategic Work Plan was awarded $1.2 million in implementation funds (California Mental Health Services Authority).
  •  Facilitated strategic/sustainability planning for this statewide Network to determine feasibility of sustainability post funding, priority activities, challenges and solutions, associated tasks, Network leads for tasks, and supports required by leads. Developed a communications strategy to both inform and receive feedback from the statewide membership for input and ultimately approval of the Strategic/Sustainability Plan (California Department of Public Health, California Ovarian Cancer Awareness Program).


Training Design

  • Developed and delivered workshop for county public health departments throughout Northern California on effective grantwriting incorporating results based accountability.  Developed accompanying two part on line tutorial as a reinforcing learning strategy. (UC Davis, California Pacific Public Health Training Center)
  • Conceived and delivered training to build community capacity to identify strengths, gaps and priorities in the implementation of cultural competency and policy/advocacy strategies as part of a building healthy communities initiative (University of California, Sacramento, Community Engagement Center).


Capacity Building & Evaluation

  • Improved quality and competitiveness of proposals received from underserved low-income and rural communities through design and management of statewide technical assistance program, including mini-grants, training retreats, staff-led workshops, and consultant services (The Women’s Foundation of California).
  • Design and facilitation of planning processes including strategic planning, board development, fund development and volunteer management, in order to build the capacity of community-based organizations to secure mental health services funding for underserved ethnic and cultural populations.  (California Institute for Mental Health Ethnic & Cultural CBO Capacity Building Project).



  • Built staff capacity for evaluation practices utilizing participatory logic modeling, conducted in-depth program review, key informant and client interviews and developed final report and recommendations for this two year project (Sacramento Society for the Blind).
  • Developed and delivered training for new grantees on use of results based accountability and logic modeling in effectively telling their organizational stories with impact (Sierra Health Foundation Minority Led Organization Grans Program)