Doing Good, Together
After spending more than 20 years founding and running nonprofit organizations, we are inspired by the power of nonprofits. Great missions, great leaders, and great strategy can make outstanding impact; but only when everything works together. That’s why we founded Envision Consulting, an innovative consulting firm that specializes in providing leadership strategy and search solutions exclusively to nonprofit organizations. Our mission is to leverage our experience in the nonprofit sector to positively impact those organizations that change our communities.
Our small, but mighty team brings years of experience and passion for the nonprofit sector. Our diverse talents and interests give us a comprehensive view on each organization we serve.
Sofie Boulad is a Sr. Search Consultant at the Los Angeles Office of Envision Consulting. She supports a wide range of clients. Throughout her career, she has placed hundreds of senior leaders across numerous industries, including but not limited to: education, manufacturing, healthcare, law, real estate, technology, consumer packaged goods, nonprofit, government and most recently, space!
Sofie has spent over 20 years in executive and leadership recruitment, working as an internal talent lead and an executive search consultant. Before Envision, Sofie founded and managed her own boutique search and talent management services firm, Boulad Search Group. She supported a variety of industries focusing on creating connections and relationships, optimizing training and processes, and executing search and talent strategies. She is equally skilled at navigating large organizations, private companies, local governments and community groups.
She is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA). A volunteer for GIRLS ON THE RUN, Hike for Haiti(Co-Chair), Uplift Family Services Hollygrove, Aviva Family and Children Services, Theatre of NOTE (Diversity Chair), Race to Erase MS, Alzheimer’s LA, STRIDE (Diversity Committee), and Girl Scouts of America. She is a certified yoga instructor, fluent in Spanish and active in the theater and television community.
Originally from Puerto Rico and raised in Texas, Sofie now calls Los Angeles home with her two daughters, a teen and a tween. They are involved in a variety of academic, community and sports activities. And with the addition of their beloved Sheepadoodle, Rio, there is never a dull moment in their household.
When not working Sofie enjoys reading, traveling, hiking, yoga and cinema & theater.
Sofie graduated from University of Texas at San Antonio with a degree in Marketing
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Allison Fuller has worked in the nonprofit world for more than ten years and brings a wealth of experiences and knowledge to the nonprofit arena. Allison's passion for nonprofit started as a volunteer, leading her to co-found a nonprofit organization dedicated to micro-lending which then led to an career-change to the nonprofit sector where she has held numerous staff and executive leadership positions, including Executive Director, Board Chair, Marketing and Operations.
Allison brings her extensive planning and logistical experience into overseeing many aspects of management organization, contract administration, strategic planning and operations. In addition, as a graphic designer and marketer, she brings in unique talents to nonprofits, expanding resources and efficiency while substantially increasing fundraising revenues. Allison has always had a passion for helping youth and has worked with several major non-profit organizations including Autism Speaks, YWCA, and Make-A-Wish.
Allison lives in Pasadena with her husband Ryan, two daughters, and two rescue pups.
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Sandra Garcia is a multi talented creative that uses her skills and passion for creating social change through her work at Envision. Her passion for non profits started through volunteer work and found a way to incorporate her career with her passion.
She aims to strategically elevate non profits by conveying their mission and core message to a clear visual form.
She is a multitasker in and out of the office. She’s a marathon runner, rock climber, skater, and overall enjoys the outdoors.
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Matt Kamin has been working and volunteering in the nonprofit world for over sixteen years and holds a MBA in nonprofit management. Matt has served as Executive Director of Palisades Emergency Residence Corporation in New York, Children’s Nature Institute in Los Angeles, and Los Angeles Youth Network in Hollywood. Matt has also served as a consultant to organizations serving populations ranging from disabled adults, domestic violence, children in nonpublic schools, and the geriatric community. Matt is co-founder of Youth for Charity, an organization bringing together teens of different faiths to raise awareness for families living in poverty, as well as founder of Eleventh Commandment, which has grown into JQ International. Matt has sat on numerous boards located in the US and abroad and has lived and worked in Southern California, New York Metro, and the Middle East.
Jennifer Lobenhofer is a social impact consultant whose passion is enhancing nonprofit agencies’ capacity to fulfill their missions. For the past decade, she has been the principal of JSL Community Strategies, offering facilitation, research, and training support to help mission-driven organizations visualize and maximize their success in generating positive community outcomes. Jennifer specializes in measurement and evaluation, strategic planning, and program development. She has more than fifteen years of successful experience and engagement in education/training, advising/capacity building, and applied research projects in the public and nonprofit sectors.
Jennifer has served on the faculty of the Masters in Public Policy Program at California Lutheran University, and previously ran a statewide professional development and capacity building program for local governments and their partner agencies in community and economic development at the University of North Carolina. Jennifer received a Master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Valerie Lord has been consulting since 2016. Prior to which she worked as an Executive Director and Development Director for various nonprofit organizations. Both on staff and as a consultant, Valerie has earned a track record of fundraising for major growth. Now with Envision, she works primarily on strategic plans and partnership exploration, but also provides clients with add-on services specifically related to fundraising. Valerie specializes in building and elevating development teams, transforming organizational culture to support and integrate fundraising strategy, and training board members and program staff to do their part.
Valerie has represented a variety of causes from health care to youth development to public safety. She earned her B.A. in English Literature from Colgate University and a M.S. in Nonprofit Business Management from Milano School of Policy, Management and the Environment.
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Rachel Reed brings 15+ years of eclectic nonprofit experience to Envision Consulting, occupying roles from the humble (volunteer) to the heady (board president), with a particular flair as a yeoman (data collector, program manager). At home in local organizations, she has also contributed to large institutions, such as Natural History Museum’s evaluation department and USC Price School of Public Policy, where she teaches grant writing. This variety has attuned her to organizational structures and processes, providing a keen understanding of each role’s essential contribution to nonprofit performance.
Rachel earned a B.A. in Anthropology from Reed College and an M.A. in Social Sciences from University of Chicago. For the past several years, she has served as a nonprofit consultant specializing in communications, fund development, capacity building, and research and evaluation. She is committed to being of service to the sector’s most valuable resource: its people.
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Amanda has always had a passion and belief that putting the right people in the right places leads to success and growth, whether personally or professionally. Starting at Johnson & Wales University Amanda earned two degrees in Business and Culinary Arts. Starting as a chef, she eventually ended up taking over sales and marketing for the DTC Maggiano’s Little Italy location. During that period sales, profits, customer satisfaction and employee satisfaction increased to the highest levels out of the brands 57 locations leading to national recognition of the recruiting and hiring process. Amanda also has an extensive background in event planning (private, commercial, and nonprofit) and helped to create Maggiano’s off premise catering and delivery programs nationwide. After working in hospitality and management for 14 years she decided to apply her many talents in the automotive industry with BMW leading sales in the service department which lead to being a lead in the department and increasing customer success, training, and overall management of the team.
Her exposure to nonprofits includes volunteering for Make-A-Wish, Tennyson center for Children and events with the Children’s hospital of Colorado’s burn unit. When she’s not exploring with her two boys and fiancé in Denver Colorado you can generally find Amanda whipping up something tasty or watching a Colorado Avalanche hockey game.
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Michelle Mapp, a former nonprofit CEO and business owner, works with mission-driven organizations helping them to to envision and achieve greater impact & sustainability. She has more than 20 years of experience & engagement in management, communications, planning, and executive leadership. Michelle received a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom and an undergraduate degree in political communications from George Washington University. She has worked with clients such as the US Department of Agriculture, Buffalo City Schools and theInternational Dyslexia Association Los Angeles Branch. She is passionate about helping nonprofits do what they do better.
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Melissa Montoya is a seasoned Human Resources professional with over 10 years experience working in the entertainment industry at companies such as Deluxe and the Walt Disney Company. Melissa's expertise is in recruiting, onboarding, training, consulting on employee relations issues and company policy planning. Melissa earned her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Human Resources Management from Cal State Los Angeles and was an honor society member throughout her college career.
Melissa is passionate about being involved at her children's schools. She served on the board of directors as President and has chaired large fundraising events. We love having Melissa on our team because she's so eager to draw on her experience to offer excellent customer service and search solutions for our clients!
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Alexandra Morales is a 25+ year veteran in various areas of business operations and program management while working in the private, City, State and Federal sectors. Prior to being a part of the Envision Consulting Team, Ms. Morales was a Program Manager for North Star Alliances in which she led a successful season of Back to School, COVID-19 and Flu Shot Events for L.A. Care in multiple cities across LA County in underserved communities.
Alexandra has a passion for serving the underserved communities and has been able to achieve success in providing assistance in her roles while working for the Los Angeles Housing Authority and the State of Utah Department of Workforce Services.
In her spare time, Ms. Morales is active in the community, volunteering helping the elderly, cooking and spending time with her daughter and granddaughter.
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Janice is a multi-faceted writer and researcher with a background in production and operations. She has researched and written grant proposals for nonprofits; performed scientific literature reviews; assisted investigators with data collection and maintenance of databases; and collaborated with faculty, graduate and undergraduate students in academic settings. She has also supported special research projects and presentations, including for Cheadle Center for Biodiversity & Ecological Restoration.
Janice is passionate about her role providing research and analysis for a range of Envision's strategy and search projects.
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Ashley Waterson, has had many career iterations across several creative landscapes. Prior to joining the Envision team, she was an NPR talk show producer in Kansas City before moving to California and spending seven years as a junior high English and Communication teacher. Along the way she performed improv comedy and has pursued her passion for writing everything from articles to poems; comedy sketches to songs. Ashley is thrilled to now be employing her creative talents—and returning to her producing roots—by executive producing Envision’s podcast, “Nonprofit on the Rocks.”
Ashley earned a B.A. in English from Skidmore College. A collegiate tennis player, she is now a diehard convert to Pickleball (yes, it’s a real sport). When she’s not on the court or spending time with her husband, Mark, a nonprofit executive, and their son, Evan, she is working to grow the “Picklin’ Vixens,” a brand she created to empower and support women through the sport of pickleball!
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Before consulting, Hillary Weston was a director of a multi-site, disaster relief program in New York City. Following her time in New York, she discovered an interest in HR and began her career in Los Angeles as an HR generalist and executive recruiter. Over six years, Hillary helped nonprofits transition through merger acquisitions, staff restructuring, and the creation of operational processes. In addition, she now specializes in staffing infrastructures, analysis, and equity-driven staff development.
When she's not consulting, Hillary is passionate about early intervention and support for foster youth and advocacy for family reunification services due to her initial education in childhood development. Hillary lives in Pasadena, CA with her husband, two sons, and Cairn Terrier named Otis.
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