Vanessa Coleman received her doctorate at Mills College where she studied Education Leadership. She is a seasoned leader and professional consultant with extensive experience in educational reform and organizational leadership. Notably, she’s served as an Executive Director to two national education nonprofits: Summerbridge National (now Breakthrough Collaborative) and The Coalition of Essential Schools. Her areas of competence include leadership transition, fiscal management, board development, organizational sustainability, and building morale with purpose. Learn more about Vanessa.

Adrienne Smith has experience in the areas of management, organizational performance improvement, facilitative leadership and project management. She is adept in managing large-scale implementations. She is a certified Improvement Advisor with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and a certified Integral Coach with the International Coaches Federation. Formerly a national Business Consultant for Kaiser Permanente (KP), she was part of leading an innovation movement using IDEO’s design methodology to engage stakeholders to realize the benefits of KP’s electronic medical record system. Learn more about Adrienne