Catalysis LLC | Our Team
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Our Team

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Chris Wallace Caldwell, MA


Chris has an extensive background in nonprofit leadership, strategic planning, group facilitation, program development, equity work, and corporate social responsibility. She brings a particular skill in grasping the common elements of group work and the ability to synthesize a unified vision and focused path forward. Chris has also focused on her own equity journey with study in unconscious bias, equitable facilitation, and anti-racism work. With this perspective, she provides support to organizational leaders, management teams, and nonprofit boards.


Chris founded Catalysis in 2011 and has developed over 20 strategic plans for large and small organizations including the City of Portland Environmental Services, Portland Water Bureau, Oregon Health & Science University, the Oregon Landscape Contractors Board, the Oregon Board of Massage Therapists, and the Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Recent leadership team and nonprofit board development work includes Adaptive Sports Northwest, Bureau of Environmental Services, Portland Water Bureau, Project Koru, Science Talk, and Women in Science PDX.

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Lauren Moreno


Lauren supports Catalysis clients with a broad range of services including program implementation, strategic planning, partnership development, and the design and facilitation of meaningful group gatherings and processes. She enjoys guiding teams to envision and implement strategic projects and initiatives that better organizations and communities.


Lauren has worked in non-profit leadership, fundraising, program development, and project management positions and brings topical expertise in science communication, STEM education, and professional learning. Adeptly navigating and synthesizing diverse perspectives, stakeholder feedback, and research, Lauren often reveals critical insight and forms recommendations to help clients solve complex problems.

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Tecie Astorga

Executive Project Manager

Tecie provides a high level of project coordination and client services. With a B.A. from Portland State University in Business Management and Human Resources, Tecie brings a breadth of skills in ensuring successful planning and program implementation. 

Catalysis LLC also partners with a variety of independent professionals to  provide equity expertise, develop curriculum, and conduct evaluation.

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