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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
k[email protected] | 678-916-3015

With experience as a social entrepreneur, a consultant, the chief of staff for the mayor of Minneapolis, founder of multiple organizations, and the director of nonprofit and for-profit businesses, Kathy has worked with organizations of all kinds in more than 25 states and 30 countries. Over her 35-plus years as a consultant, she has turned around struggling and underperforming ventures, helped launch new companies and initiatives, and given established successes new pathways toward efficiency and expansion. more

 

Mary Bear Hughes

Senior Consultant
[email protected] | 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

 

Christal M. Cherry

Senior Consultant
[email protected] | 678-916-3055

Christal is a nationally recognized fundraiser who has spent 17 years working with nonprofits and higher education institutions. With passion and a wide breadth of experience, Christal works with clients to create and implement fundraising strategies that secure the resources needed for meaningful impact, organizational growth, and a thriving operation. more

 

Elizabeth Runkle

Senior Consultant
[email protected] | 678-916-3079

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

 

Colleen Campbell Bozard

Senior Consultant – Coastal Office
[email protected] | 678-916-3032

Colleen combines over 30 years of experience in the nonprofit arena as an executive director, board member, and consultant to offer a unique perspective on the sector; she is also a BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer, and has written a wide range of training curricula. more