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 7+ 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.
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.
Brad Krueger, the Data Management & 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, has allowed him to interact with diverse stakeholders and audiences. He humbly embraces opportunities to support disenfranchised groups and individuals in meaningfully address 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 Masters of Public Health from Des Moines University in 2017 after completing his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Bethel University.
Hee Jin Park, MPH, the Data Management & Analysis, Consultant
As a consultant with Lawlor Consultant Group, 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 overtime with Severe Mental Illness (SMI), psychiatric disability, homelessness, and substance use.
Hee Jin holds a Bachelor of Psychology at 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 health care 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 at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and is a candidate for Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics at 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.