Chris (she/her/they) has an extensive background in non-profit leadership, strategic planning, group facilitation, program development, 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. Bringing calm, compassionate, and honesty to her work, she in helps individuals and teams meet their most urgent challenges.
Since founding Catalysis in 2011, Chris has worked throughout Oregon, the U.S., and internationally. Chris and Catalysis provide customized support to organizational leaders, management teams, non-profit boards, and foundations. With years of experience in informal science education and communication, Catalysis specialized in meeting the needs of science, health, environment, and research institutions. Her team’s broad experience allows them to understand a breadth of organizational visions and styles.
Chris is focused on building equity as a practice with study in equitable facilitation, intersectionality, and anti-racism work. Chris is in the founding cohort for the Institute for Equity-Centered Coaching. She is a past commissioner on the Portland Human Rights Commission and currently serves as a volunteer facilitator for Portland’s chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice.