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.