With over 20 years of extensive knowledge and expertise in a variety of areas, which include marketing, strategic planning, community development, management, fundraising, business development, evaluation, curriculum development and program design, our core team of consultants are diverse and committed to significantly impacting communities throughout the country.

Georgia Ethnic Health Network (GEHN) Project •  Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through the American Lung Association, Strategy Group succesfully accomplished our mission to develop leaders in diverse Asian, Latino & African American communities, and build partnerships for sustainability, inclusiveness, and advocacy for issues positively impacting communities. SG facilitated a process whereby leaders could dialogue around working together to combat common problems. Ultimately, SG facilitated a process by which ethnically diverse organizations and communities would craft strategic plans over multiple years, and provided guidance to communities by using complete community assessment profiles. More importantly, SG culminated the process with a statewide ethnic health summit including translation in multiple languages.

West Virginia Department of Public Health Contract  •  Strategy Group consulted on outreach to African American communities in McDowell and Kanawha Counties, WV.  The overall purpose was to guide community mobilization strategies that organized coalitions primarily around the elimination of diabetes, obesity and other health disparities.  Essentially, Strategy Group was able to simultaneously work to build community coalition capacity and address CDC’s REACH West Virginia grants program goals. The community coalition-building approach was implemented in four phases: initiation, assessment, strategy planning, and sustainability. The approach assured the following specific measureable outcomes: 1) increased awareness and coalition participation; 2) increased community problem assessment and solving ability; 3) trained and indigenous leadership structures; 4) clearly defined health indicator measures; 5) clearly defined linkages with existing resources; and 6) measurable, fundable and sustainable community action plans.

Sam Becknel, Jr., MPA  •  Atlanta, GA                    

Sam is President/CEO of Strategy Group with extensive management and consulting experience with national organizations, including projects funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Previously, Sam served as Field Advocacy Manager at the National Center of the American Heart Association, and also as Project Director for Georgia Tech’s Campus/Community Coalition. Sam holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Dillard University, and an MPA from Walden University. His work has received top honors including The White House- President Bush Sr. Points of Light Merit.

Sheronde Glover, M.Ed.  •  Atlanta, GA

Sheronde is the owner of The Business Practitioner, Inc. and serves as a trainer and organizational change consultant for Strategy Group. Her consulting work includes research and strategic planning; marketing and communications; project management; training and facilitation. She is a seasoned entrepreneur and a self-published author. Sheronde holds a B.A. in Psychology with a Minor in Mass Communications, as well as an M.Ed. in Counseling and Educational Psychology, each from West Georgia College.

Andrew Ortiz, J.D., MPA  •  Phoenix, AZ

Andrew is the President/CEO of Ortiz Leadership Systems while working in partnership with Strategy Group on Leadership Development. He is a National Fellow with the Center for the Study of the Presidency in Washington, D.C., and is a renowned leader in the nonprofit sector. He currently serves as a consultant on health policy & program development, as well as National President of the Gold Congressional Award Alumni Association. He holds a B.A. in Political Science, J.D. of Law, and Masters in Public Administration, each from Arizona State University.

Dr. Sabrina C. Miller DNP, MS, APRN,
ACNS-BC, CCM •  Houston, TX

Sabrina is a board certified clinical nurse specialist and certified case manager with over 20 years of professional nursing experience. She has spent most of her nursing career traveling throughout the country developing and providing care management services for disease management organizations, health plans, and self-insured employer groups. Dr. Miller received a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from William Carey University in Hattiesburg, MS and a Master of Science in Adult Health Nursing from Texas Woman’s University. She recently received a Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and was awarded the prestigious Community Health and Service Award.

Dave Brewington, Ph.D.  •  Chicago, IL

Dave is an independent consultant specializing in evaluation, research, and knowledge management in nonprofit, community, and higher education settings. Most recently he developed, implemented, and monitored a national evaluation plan for a policy, systems, and environmental change project deployed across 200-plus communities and six states with funding from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He has also consulted with the American Academy of Religion and the American Red Cross of the Bay Area. He holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from Emory University. Dave is currently exploring open source technologies and how they can support the strategic efforts of nonprofits and community-based initiatives.

Ms. Rachel Pollack  •  Hammond, IN

Rachel currently handles event coordination with the Building Community Through the Arts program at Purdue University Calumet. In addition, she has worked on various research projects as part of the Institute for Social and Policy Research. Her primary strengths are in research methodology and design with a focus on both qualitative and quantitative methods. She holds a B.A. in Sociology and is working on her M.S. in Human Development Family Studies each from Purdue University Calumet.

  

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