Elizabeth Scott, CEO/President
Elizabeth Scott has expertise in strategic planning, process-improvement and human capital development. Her wealth of experience managing complex projects is evident in her proven track record working with clients to increase organizational and business efficiency and effectiveness. Prior to founding Brighter Strategies, Ms. Scott served as the Vice President of Strategy and Performance Development for a large Virginia human service organization. Ms. Scott also provided a wide range of management consulting services to federal, state, and local government clients through her earlier career experience working with a governmental consulting agency. She has been an examiner for the prestigious Baldrige-based Virginia Senate Productivity and Quality Award (SPQA). Ms. Scott is a respected and sought after speaker on the topics of strategic and operational planning, outcome measurement development and program evaluation.
Margo Bailey, PhD, Senior Consultant
Margo Bailey has expertise in program evaluation and performance measurement, as well as strategic planning and nonprofit management. She served as the Director of Quality Assurance of a large Maryland-based human service nonprofit organization where she had responsibility for developing an infrastructure to support the organization’s activities for incident reporting and investigations, monitoring and review, program audits, and evaluations. She established organization-wide annual operation planning in support of the agency’s strategic direction.
Dionne C. Clemons, PhD, Senior Consultant
Dionne C. Clemons’ expertise lies in strategic communications management and organizational communication. Specializing in public sector outreach and communications Dr. Clemons previously served in and consulted for federal and local governments as a public affairs professional for more than a decade. As strategic communications counsel she has served a number of local and federal organizations including the District of Columbia Government’s Office of the Chief Financial Officer, the City of Falls Church, Virginia, the U.S. Army, and the Department of Defense’s Business Transformation Agency.
Jennifer Till, Consultant & Executive Coach
Jennifer Till, a trainer/facilitator with Brighter Strategies, has demonstrated abilities and experience in leadership development, coaching, and facilitation for business, government, and non-profit sectors. She has successfully developed planning, marketing and operating programs for many industries including health care, manufacturing, and publishing. She managed the turn-around of an electronics manufacturing plant, including ISO 9000 Certification utilizing the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence and TQI process management. Jennifer brings her business acumen and strong training and development skills to clients to create an environment of excellence and to help them maintain focus and direction while increasing productivity and efficiency.
Kate Woodside, Consultant
Kate Woodside has a diverse background in the nonprofit, for profit and military sectors. Her experience includes research and analysis, instructional design and marketing. At Brighter Strategies, Ms. Woodside has worked on a range of projects including strategic planning, organizational and workforce assessment and organizational development, to name a few. She has also worked for the US Army in various programs, managing data collection, handling reporting and analysis, and providing instructional design, training and facilitation. Ms. Woodside brings a strong attention to detail, insightful analysis and creative thinking to each project on which she works.