Lisa M. Pickens, MS/MA, Senior Consultant

Lisa Marie Pickens has more than 16 years of experience in community development, organization development (OD), community organizing, social services and youth development. She specializes in research, program evaluation, and strategic planning that builds organizational capacity.

Her services in neighborhood and city-wide initiatives, as well as local and state-wide collaborative consortiums have included such services as evaluation and documentation, community strategic planning, research support, curriculum development, and specialized technical assistance assignments have provided major breakthroughs in grass roots initiatives.

Some of her recent assignments include:  1) Conducting strategic planning for the faculty of Gender and Women Studies at a major state university 2) Assessment of the Korean American Resource and Cultural Center’s Youth Empowerment Program in preparation for full program evaluation.

Lisa has authored and co-authored numerous published reports and articles based upon her consulting projects.