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Tony Lawlor is the CEO and Executive Consultant at Lawlor Consulting Group LLC

Tony Lawlor has over 13 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, working with a variety of organizations throughout Chicago and surrounding midwest states. Throughout his career as a consultant, he has helped start up many nonprofit organizations and rescued others, providing capacity building and technical assistance such as strategic planning, board development, program development, program evaluation, proposal writing, fundraising, community organizing, leadership development, youth development, training, and facilitation, as well as violence prevention services. 

Tony holds a bachelor of arts from the University of Illinois -Champaign, and a master's degree from Wheaton College.  In addition, Tony is the co-founder of five non-profit organizations including one international parent advocacy organization. Tony Lawlor has over 22 years of experience as a corporate sales consultant and management skills.

Briana Davis is the Executive Assistant at Lawlor Consulting Group LLC

Briana Davis has over nine years of experience in administration and business management.  She plays a crucial role as an Executive Assistant at LCG building upon her skills as an Account Executive, for one of the largest book distribution companies in the United States.  Briana brings her skill sets to Lawlor Consulting Group managing all administrative services and internal projects.  She assists with keeping the team organized, informed, and prepared for anything that comes their way.  Briana came to LCG to fulfill her passion for working with a dynamic team of consultants, and a company that has a heart for the community.   

 

Briana received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from DePaul University and is a candidate for the Master's of Business Administration with a specialization in Business Analytics at Governors State University. Briana is looking forward to using her extraordinary skills and heartfelt passion to help companies take their businesses to the next level.

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Dr. Yani Mason is the Development and Social Media Marketing Consultant

Dr. Yani Mason has 12 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, working in a variety of roles, including digital communications, social media, public relations, and grant writing. Throughout her career, she has helped many nonprofit organizations receive competitive grant funding. Also, Dr. Mason's have years of experience in digital communications, and social media and have proven to be valuable assets for nonprofit's sustainability as she creates and maintains engaged online communities for them.  Dr. Yani plays a key role at Lawlor Consulting Group, helping our clients achieve their funding goals.  

 

Yani holds a bachelor of arts from Fisk University, a master's degree from Vanderbilt University, and a doctorate in interdisciplinary leadership from Governors State University. She also has an Integrated Marketing Certificate from the University of Chicago Graham School.  

Andrea Porter is the Development and Marketing Consultant

 

Andrea maintains expertise in raising funds and support to advance and amplify the mission of community-based organizations in the Chicagoland area. She is a trained fundraiser with 9+ years of experience in raising funds from both individuals and institutions for causes ranging from housing insecurity to women’s rights, and beyond.  she has served as the Development/Marketing Manager, then Associate Director for a community-based organization in South Chicago dedicated to community development. In her role, she was responsible for raising and stewarding over $1.5 million in revenue from individuals, foundations, and corporations to develop affordable housing.

Andrea earned a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a minor in Criminology from the University of Southern California.  Andrea also maintains a Master's Degree from the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration and uses her clinical understanding of social work to inform her development work and craft written materials that are centered around the impact of social service agencies on disenfranchised and marginalized communities. In addition to her professional experience, Andrea also maintains a certificate in Fund Raising Management from Indiana University Bloomington. She is also a current Scholar within the Chicago Council for Planned Giving, and a member of the Fundraising for Good Network's 2020 cohort, hosted by Loyola University's Baumhart Center for Social Enterprise and Responsibility.

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Dr. Christina Walker is the Assistant Professor of Leadership at Lenoir-Rhyne University, Center for Graduate Studies. Previous she was faculty at the University of Redlands, School of Business, and Associate Director of Leadership Programs at Wheaton College. Prior to working in higher education, Christina led in the corporate world as a Commercial Banking Officer and Branch Manager, served as a full-time Pastor, and started two businesses.

Christina has a Ph.D. in Education with a concentration in Organizational Leadership and a minor in Intercultural Studies from Trinity International University. Along with a colleague, she was recently awarded a Lilly Grant to study spiritual entrepreneurship. In 2020, she was selected as a Fetzer Institute/Academy of Management Scholar. Her scholarly agenda is focused on inclusive leadership, organization development, leader development, and management/spirituality. Currently, she and an African colleague are writing a book titled Globally Inclusive Organizations: Leading Through Paradox.

As a leadership coach, Christina specializes in working with individuals and teams to grow in their leadership skills, manage transition and change, strengthen diversity and inclusion in their organizations, and create healthy rhythms to sustain their leadership. Christina brings together her passions for leadership, adult formation, and systems thinking to equip diverse leaders to expand their influence in their community and beyond.

Maurice Willis is the Strategic Planning & Development Consultant

Maurice Willis offers expertise in fundraising strategy, major gifts, donor stewardship, special events, board development, and management.  Maurice is a strong advocate for education while using fundraising as a tool for empowering future leaders.  For over ten years, he has served in multiple development roles at grassroots organizations, nationally affiliated organizations, and higher education.

 

Maurice’s professional focus is on the strategic alignment of resources, strategic planning, and strategic partnerships.  He works to get our nonprofit clients through every stage of their development, from start-up to fully operational stages.  From strategic planning to capital campaigns, he can streamline organizational initiatives utilizing their strategic vision and values.  At Lawlor Consulting Group LLC, Maurice works toward meaningful, sustainable results which have a measurable impact on our clients.  Maurice received his undergraduate degree from Columbia Chicago, with a Bachelor of Science in Business and a Master of Science in Nonprofit Management from Spertus Institute.

Brad Krueger is the Evaluation & Data Analysis Consultant 

As a consultant with Lawlor Consulting Group, Brad is a passionate, equity-focused, relationship-centric evaluator. He thrives on building systems to collect, review, and present data. His years of experience, working with county health departments, large and small nonprofits, as well as state agencies, have allowed him to interact with diverse stakeholders and audiences. He humbly embraces opportunities to support disenfranchised groups and individuals in meaningfully addressing health disparities. This value is one of the reasons that makes Brad perfect for Lawlor Consulting Group.

 

Brad worked with an established evaluation firm for several years and now works independently and with key partners to support sincere change. Brad centers his work on three core values, “Humility-led, Data-focused, and Impact-driven”. He received his Master's of Public Health from Des Moines University in 2017 after completing his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Bethel University.

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Lakesha Nelson is the Development Consultant. 

 

She has an amazing talent for creating growth opportunities for non-profit organizations.  With experience spanning over 20 years in the industry, her experiences include working with non-profits throughout Chicago whose mission focuses on providing services to working families, supporting youth leaders, and creating opportunities through workforce development.  Her expertise in development (fundraising) has resulted in non-profit organizations improving their sustainability.   

 

Lakesha is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University in GA.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Media Arts with a concentration in Public Relations.  Lakesha continues to sharpen her skills by participating in various leadership development training.  Furthermore, she is an alumna of the 2020 Management Fellows cohort hosted by the Development Leadership Consortium.  In addition, she is a member of the Chicago Foundation for Women, West Side Giving Circle.  In her spare time, Lakesha serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Carole Robertson Center for Learning, a childcare center providing services for working families on the west side of Chicago. 

Hee Jin Park, MPH, the Data Management & Analysis Consultant 

As a consultant with the Lawlor Consultant Group LLC, Hee Jin is involved with community-based research in non-profit and academic sectors.  Hee Jin is a public health professional trained in community-based research and program evaluation. She is experienced in mental health, chronic disease, research design, data quality/management, program development, community needs assessment, data analysis, and data visualization.  She is an experienced researcher who studied how individuals manage health over time with Severe Mental Illness (SMI), psychiatric disability, homelessness, and substance use.

Hee Jin holds a Bachelor of Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and a Master of Public Health in Community Health Practice at DePaul University.  She completed her Master's program, at the Center for Community at Northwestern University- Feinberg School of Medicine.

She graduated with Outstanding Practice and Performance in Community Health Practice award for the completion of her thesis on examining the effectiveness and acceptability of perinatal depression preventive intervention.  

Chan Park, M.S., the Data Management & Analysis Consultant 

 

As a consultant with Lawlor Consultant Group, Chan is involved with community-based research in non-profit and academic sectors. Chan is a healthcare data professional trained in community-based research and program evaluation. Chan concentrates on designing and implementing novel quantitative and computational methods that solve challenging problems across the entire spectrum of computational biology and medicine. Personal skills include integrating 'omics data, environment data, and phenotype data derived from EHR/EMR to build semi-automated pipelines and predictive models to forecast raw data on Python for advancing machine learning and precision medicine. 

Chan holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and has a Masters of Science in Biomedical Informatics from the University of Chicago. He graduated with an outstanding academic performance and Yonsei University Health System Award at Seoul, Republic of Korea. Chan’s personal projects are based on a database management system of genomics data and clinical trials. He is also interested in translational data science to advance cancer research, treatment, and outcomes.

Toi Wise is the Evaluation & Data Analysis Consultant 

Toi Wise brings her experience as the Education Evaluation and Data Specialist for a community-based nonprofit in Chicago to the LCG Team. In this Specialist role, she leads the planning and execution of an annual evaluation, analyzes various data for grant reporting, and fosters staff evaluation capacity building. Toi is a 2021 Chicagoland Evaluation Association scholarship recipient and a 2022 member of Evaluation Pathways Initiative’s first cohort of the Emerging Evaluators program. Her evaluation experience also includes utilizing and analyzing the Youth Program Quality Assessment and serving as a member of the Teasdale Research Group to study evaluation methods for measuring program quality and success.

 

 Toi holds a Master of Education in Youth Development from the University of Illinois Chicago. Prior to pursuing evaluation, she spent seven years working in elementary classrooms in roles such as Special Education Classroom Assistant. Through her transition from the classroom to evaluation, Toi strives to promote positive youth development and is an agent of change in the out-of-school time. Her commitment to promoting equitable opportunities for success guide her work to be a facilitator, collaborator, counselor, and educator in the evaluation field and with LCG.

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