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 is focused on her own equity journey with study in equitable facilitation, intersectionality, and anti-racism work. With this perspective, she provides support to organizational leaders, management teams, and nonprofit boards.
Since founding Catalysis in 2011, Chris has worked throughout Oregon, the U.S., and internationally. Her broad experience allows her to understand a breadth of organizational visions and styles. Bringing calm, compassionate, and radical honesty to her work, she in helps individuals and teams meet their most urgent challenges.
Chris 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.