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The Network Weaver Consultants Network is a loosely affiliated group of consultants who provide a wide range of network services for organizations, networks and communities. Some of the consultants have taken a 5-month intensive practicum on network consulting led by June Holley and Kristin Johnstad.

However, there is no vetting process for this page: anyone who has experience can put their name on this site. Make sure you contact the consultants directly to access more detail about their experience, interests and availability.

The map below shows the Network Weaver Consultants and Services.  Click and hold on a consultant’s node to focus on who they’re affiliated with and what service they provide, click and hold on a service node to focus on which of the consultants provides that service.

Keep scrolling past the map for the consultants’ bios.

Sarah Ann Shanahan

Sarah Ann Shanahan has worked for the RE-AMP Network for ten years. She currently serves as the Network’s Community Manager where she facilitates the collaboration of members through connections, collective…

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Bruce Hoppe

Bruce Hoppe, PhD, founder and president of Connective Associates, is an experienced consultant with a passion for customer service and translating data into bottom line impact. A creative problem solver…

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Yasmin Yonis

Yasmin Yonis is currently the program manager at Movement Netlab in New York where she supports a team of six facilitators in their training of six networks—5 networks working in…

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Movement NetLab

Movement NetLab is a think, make, and do tank that supports social movements to transform power into a just, democratic, and liberatory world. We develop ideas, people, and infrastructure to…

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Carole Martin

Network Education, Development and Evaluation Services Is network leadership a skill set that you and your community hope to cultivate? Are you interested in better understanding or evaluating the connections…

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Froswa’ Booker-Drew

Froswa’​ Booker-Drew, PhD is committed to building the capacity and impact of organizations and communities through the use of network weaving concepts.  She has been quoted in Forbes, Ozy, Bustle,…

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Sara Shapiro-Plevan

Sara Shapiro-Plevan is all about relationships. Her essential focus: understanding the way relationships influence our ability to improve our practice, understand our work, and engage effectively with others as we…

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Kiara Nagel

Kiara Nagel is a creative strategist based in Los Angeles with 20 years of experience building creative and collaborative initiatives and supporting social groups, leaders, and organizations to become more…

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Bill Richmond

My work with networks comes out of my experiences as a classroom teacher and working inside large educational bureaucracies. I believe that the power of networks comes from the idea…

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Tracy Kunkler

Tracy Kunkler, MSW, is a Principal and co-founder of Circle Forward http://www.circleforward.us/, a system of collaborative governance, providing frameworks and decision-making tools to leverage change in large-scale systems. It has…

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Deitre Epps

Deitre Epps is the CEO and Founder of RACE for Equity, LLC. Deitre has worked for over twenty years to address the ill effects of poverty on low income communities….

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Patti Anklam

Since publishing her book, Networks at Work and in the World in 2007, Patti has worked with a variety of nonprofits to help them establish baseline network connectivity assessment with…

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Claire Reinelt

I have over 20 years of experience evaluating leadership programs and leadership networks in the nonprofit sector. My consulting practice supports foundations and nonprofit organizations to effectively invest in collective…

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Christine Capra

I’ve played many roles in change efforts over the decades, and have discovered that I’m happiest when acting as a Network Guardian, supporting others with the skills & tools they…

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Curtis Ogden

Curtis Ogden is a Senior Associate at the Interaction Institute for Social Change (IISC). Much of his work entails consulting with multi-stakeholder networks to strengthen and transform food, education, public…

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William P. Moore, Ph. D.

Bill has spent his entire career working in our most challenged communities – both urban and rural – and with vulnerable populations to find solutions to our most pressing social,…

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Beth Tener

Beth Tener is a facilitator, trainer, and strategy coach who works with collaborative network initiatives that address complex challenges, such as transitioning to a clean energy economy and revitalizing communities….

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Ari Sahagun

I grew up in the tallgrass prairies of Illinois, USA, where the lanky sandhill cranes pause on their way to and from Mexico.  Retracing one of my family’s roots, I’ve…

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Abby Yanow

Abby Yanow is a Facilitator and Leadership coach.  She has created and facilitated many peer learning networks for the purpose of knowledge-sharing, problem solving and collaboration.   Her colleagues consider her…

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Debbie Gowensmith

Debbie Gowensmith, M.S., is vice-president of Groundswell Services, Inc., dedicated to strengthening equity-building movements. She provides consultation in evaluation and community-based research, specializing in network facilitation and evaluation. Debbie has…

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Derrick Rhayn

Derrick Rhayn is the Chief Catalyst at Networks for Change, a Seattle consulting firm specializing in building the capacity of social change networks and nonprofit organizations through consulting, training, and coaching. As a ‘network weaver,’ Derrick focuses on facilitating increased connectivity within networks and nonprofits as a way of unleashing their potential, mobilizing their hidden assets, and generating innovative solutions with an orientation towards systems change.

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Janne K. Flisrand

My own work makes cities great places for the people who live there. I work so everyone has a secure home, for streets that put people first, and to stop…

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Kristin Johnstad

My consulting practice focuses on strengthening the capacity of individuals, networks and communities to address such complex challenges as access to healthy food, equitable youth and family outcomes, health and…

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June Holley

June has been weaving economic and community networks for more than 35 years. In 1981 she discovered complexity science and became intrigued with the process of transformation. How could communities…

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