“Kemp Whitfield is designed for clients working across private, public, and social sectors.”
— Lisa D. McGill

Kemp Whitfield includes a great team of senior consultants with deep expertise in community engagementevaluation, organizational assessment, strategic planning, project design, technical assistance to learning communities, information technology, and communications.


 
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Lisa d. Mcgill, pH.D.

Lisa D. McGill is the founder of LM Strategies Consulting and the managing director of Kemp Whitfield, Inc. Over the years, McGill has consulted on projects for foundations, nonprofits, and public/private partnerships to drive social change. Her content expertise includes leadership and pipeline development, racial equity, youth-to-adult transitions, and increasing opportunities for under-resourced communities. 

With her tactical approach to community building, McGill is known for helping clients design initiatives that work at the intersection of strategic planning, analysis, stakeholder engagement, and the realities of on-the-ground implementation.

Her clients have included the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Charles S. Mott Foundation, and the Kresge Foundation, among others. She has also worked with associations and networks such as Grantmakers for Education, Independent Sector, Youth Transition Funders Group (YTFG), the Association of Black Foundation Executives, Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity (PRE), PR Council, and CFLeads. 

McGill received her B.A., in English modified with Latin American and Caribbean Studies, from Dartmouth College, and a Ph.D. in American Studies from Yale University. 

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Tuan P. Do

Tuan P. Do is an established graphic designer with over 25 years of experience creating a wide range of work including logos, annual reports, brochures, and illustrations.

He has partnered with organizations of every size – from large foundations to small local brands – to create engaging, results-driven print campaigns. His clients have included the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, The Chicago Community Trust, Chicago Foundation for Women, National Wildlife Federation, Dunkin’ Donuts, Home Depot, Town and Country Bank, and the City of Springfield, Illinois.

Tuan’s award-winning work is a testament to his belief in a collaborative process and beautiful, effective design.

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SHANNON MALONE GONZALEZ

Shannon Malone Gonzalez is a researcher and nonprofit leader with a background in program design, policy and organization evaluation, and leadership development. With a focus on gender and racial equity, she has experience managing multisector partnerships, developing youth programs, and policy analysis.

Her current projects include co-founding and managing Girls Policy Institute, a leadership and advocacy program for foster youth girls. She also has expertise in strategic planning, financial and risk management, and business continuity planning.

Malone Gonzalez received her B.A. in English from Tougaloo College and her M.S. in Nonprofit and NGO Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania.

She is currently working on her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Texas at Austin with a focus on critical criminology, gender, and policing.

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noah temaner jenkins

Noah Temaner Jenkins has worked as a nonprofit organizational development consultant since 2001, with a specialization in fundraising strategy and writing grant proposals. She has helped clients to raise more than $10 million in grant awards from federal, state, county, and city government and private foundations and corporations.

Clients include community-based organizations, universities, and citywide nonprofits providing human services, advocacy, arts, housing, and health. Other services in her portfolio include program design and evaluation, board development, strategic planning, research, and technical writing.

She teaches online, workshops, and academic courses in program design and evaluation and grant writing, and is adjunct faculty at UIC’s College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs. She is published by Sage Publications and holds a Master of Urban Planning and Policy.

 
 
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JENNY JOHNSTON

Jenny Johnston is an expert in helping organizations  find innovative and “sticky” ways to communicate their visions and their stories to the wider public. Part journalist, part anthropologist, her recent clients include the Levi Strauss Foundation, Skoll Global Threat Fund, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, and the Presidio Trust. She also served as developmental editor on a handful of recent books, including a Wall Street Journal bestseller.

Before starting her own practice in the Bay Area, Johnston served as senior editor at Global Business Network, a scenario planning consultancy and futurist think tank based in San Francisco, and as a writer and editor for Monitor Institute, an organization known for its groundbreaking work with social impact leaders to surface and pioneer “next” practices. Prior to that, she was copy chief for a major consulting firm and an arts and culture editor in Boston.

She holds an AB in cultural anthropology from Princeton University, an MA in the same from UC Boulder, and an MS in journalism from Boston University. 

 
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JULIUS E. RAINEY, JR.

Julius E. Rainey Jr. is a skilled digital strategist and information technology specialist with thirteen years of experience as a project manager and nonprofit leader. His core competency is using his creative, analytical, and strategy acumen to assist underserved and underrepresented populations, nonprofit organizations, and small-to-medium sized businesses in fulfilling their fullest potential. 

Born and raised in Greenville, Mississippi, Rainey's passion has always centered on service to the community. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Tougaloo College and a master’s degree in public policy & administration from Jackson State University, he honed his administration skills on both the grantmaking and agency side of nonprofit administration. His experience in information technology spans across several sectors, including education, youth development, and small business. To complement his myriad talents and experiences, Julius received his Project Management Proficiency credential in 2016.

 

 

 

JAY READEY, esq.

Jay Readey is a lawyer and economic development consultant who has worked for many years on issues of racial and socioeconomic equity.  In January 2016, after 5 years as the Executive Director of the Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Readey launched a consulting practice to focus on neighborhood equity and neighborhood development.  In addition to consulting, Readey continues to practice law with Ginsberg Jacobs LLC, primarily to help facilitate business investments in low-income communities through the New Markets Tax Credits.  He is a frequent speaker at national conferences about New Markets Tax Credits and to groups about community building and social change.  Readey was a 2012 Fellow of Leadership Greater Chicago and a member of the inaugural 2015 class of Presidential Leadership Scholars through the Bush and Clinton Presidential Libraries and Foundations.

Readey received a BA, cum laude with distinction in both African-American and American Studies from Yale College, a JD from Yale Law School, and an MBA from the Yale School of Management.