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Consulting Team

We have breadth and depth of management consulting expertise.

GCN’s Nonprofit Consulting Group consists of a core team with strong strategic planning, organizational development, fundraising, and executive transition expertise. We have experience leading and overseeing virtually all major categories of consulting services. We also have a group of experienced consulting partners, with GCN providing project support, oversight, and continuity as future needs of clients are identified.

Kathy Keeley

Executive Vice President, Programs & Senior Consultant
kkeeley@gcn.org | 678-916-3015

Sir José Bright
Vice President & Senior Consultant

jbright@gcn.org | 678-916-3055

Sir Bright brings a diverse skillset and experience in nonprofit consulting, most recently working on the African continent for the past 20 years as director of a management consultancy, in government, on public boards and think tanks, and in the private sector. His areas of expertise include strategic management & change management, leadership development and executive coaching. more

Karin Douglas

Senior Consultant
kdouglas@gcn.org | 678-916-3071
Karin has served the nonprofit sector for more than two decades as a frequent speaker at conferences, workshops and in boardrooms, where she guides nonprofit executives and key volunteers as they develop vision, focus and a compelling message that paves the way for sustainable fund development and community  engagement. more

Mary Bear Hughes

Senior Consultant
mhughes@gcn.org | 678-916-3038
Mary’s consulting expertise includes strategic and business planning, board development and governance, executive succession planning and transition, search consultation, and organizational development. Her 30 years of experience includes consulting and operational roles in the private and nonprofit sectors including leadership as an Executive Director and a board leader. more

Elizabeth Runkle

Senior Consultant
erunkle@gcn.org | 912-434-1917
Elizabeth brings a diverse background of generating and implementing innovative and break-through ideas within the social sector, and has worked with low-wealth and marginalized populations for over 12 years. She has advised several nonprofits and small businesses on strategy and business models, with expertise in social enterprise. more

Nicole Morado

nmorado@gcn.org | 678-916-3008
Nicole manages the Nonprofit Consulting Group's operations, assists nonprofit customers with their needs, and supports senior consultants with research, data analysis, best practice interviews and focus groups.  more

Tommy Pearce


tpearce@gcn.org | 678-916-3047
Tommy has worked in a variety of capacities with nonprofit, academic, and public institutions with the end-goal of improving the quality of life for underserved populations. With an analytic, big-picture approach, he helps clients design and execute initiatives that are mission-centric, feasible, and measurable. more