Warren Bellows has practiced acupuncture for over 25 years and is the founder of Organizational Energetics, a systems theory based on the principles and practice of acupuncture. The OE model describes groups and organizations as living energetic beings. It operates as an organizational development tool, facilitating diagnosis and clarifying optimal intervention strategies. Warren is also a fine artist. His paintings create the movement of energy in a living space similar to the principles and functions of Feng Shui. He combines his work in the arts and acupuncture with work in marketing and organizational development. Warren was the original Vice-President of Marketing for Celestial Seasonings and has worked as a management consultant in the ensuing years. He holds a BA from the University of Colorado, where he majored in both English and Chemistry. www.wbellows.com
Andrea Dyer is a founder of Demeter Matrix Alliance, an alliance of senior practitioners who provide coaching, consulting, education, and facilitation to guide leaders and organizations in their efforts to create sustainable excellence. Andrea has worked as a consultant with organizations since 1986 and has been certified as a professional coach for over ten years. Some of her clients have included Agilent, Archstone Smith, The Coca-Cola Company, The Crowden Music Center, Hewlett Packard, Levi-Strauss & Company, Marin Symphony, The Minute Maid Company, Moody’s KMV, Pillsbury Winthrop, Ploughshares Fund, and Sun Microsystems. Andrea serves on the adjunct faculty at Sonoma State University in their Masters in Organizational Development program and at New Ventures West, Integral Coaching Certification program. She has been on the board of directors for The San Francisco Community Music Center since 1994. http://www.demetermatrix.com/
Andre is a financial analyst, social science researcher and music producer who works with cultural institutions and performing artists, including clients such as Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz Workshop, Inc., Langston Hughes House, Wynton Marsalis Enterprises, Soulful Symphony and others. Prior to forming his own consulting firm, for six years Andre held positions as Vice President and Producer and Director of Finance and Administration at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Formerly, he was Vice President of The Lincoln Foundation (Louisville, KY), and Co-founder of the Center for Educational and Social Policy Research at the University of Louisville. Andre holds a BS from University of Louisville and is nearing completion of a PhD there in Urban and Public Affairs.
President, CJAM Consulting
Candace is an arts consultant specializing in organizational development, facilities management, human resource development and marketing. Prior to starting Candace Jackson Arts & Management Consulting, Candace was Director of Operations at the Apollo Theater Foundation in New York, where she supervised the operation of the theater, its staff and event schedule and managed a major capital restoration. Before her work at the Apollo, she was a program officer at the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone, were she managed a $25 million capital industry investment fund that assisted more than 50 arts and cultural groups. She holds a BFA from Howard University and a MFA from Yale School of Drama.
Nicole McGovern is a researcher, writer and management consultant who has worked in the nonprofit cultural sector for ten years. As Associate Director of Cleveland Public Art, she worked with artists, government agencies, community groups and other nonprofits on neighborhood development, and led fundraising and outreach initiatives. Nicole also served as Interim Director of Young Audiences of Northern California. She holds a Masters in Nonprofit Organizations from Case Western Reserve University and a BA in Music from Northwestern University. Nicole is a freelance consultant in the Bay Area.
Alicia Vermaele is a researcher and consultant in the nonprofit cultural sector, currently completing her Masters Degree in Arts Administration at Teachers College Columbia University, specializing in marketing and entrepreneurship. Formerly Alicia was a Research Consultant at AEA Consulting, where she worked on strategic plans and financial operating models for a range of organizations including Philadelphia Live Arts/Philly Fringe and the Albright-Knox Museum. An accomplished performing artist, Alicia holds a degree from Berklee School of Music and is fluent in English, Dutch, Spanish and French. To Top
Michael Warr is the Principal of WarrConsulting. He is a poet and consultant providing services in executive transition management, organizational assessment, capacity building, planning, and cultural competency. As an Affiliate Consultant at CompassPoint Nonprofit Services and in his independent practice, his diverse clients have included Big Brothers Big Sisters, San Francisco Pride, Wallace-Reader’s Digest Funds, Bowery Arts and Science, Friends of the San Francisco Public Library, Chicago Humanities Festival, Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra and the House of World Cultures in Berlin. He is author of “Experiences of an Ex” in the monograph About Face – A Guide to Founder Transition, and co-author of the study “Leveraging Assets: How Small Budget Arts Activities Benefit Neighborhoods,” commissioned by the John T. and Catherine MacArthur Foundation. Michael has directed several nonprofits, including the Guild Literary Center, the Englewood Community Cultural Planning Council and DanceAfrica Chicago. http://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelwarr and, for his poetic life, http://poetryspeaks.com/michaelwarr To Top