Charlene Reiss, PhD (she/her) has worked with Partners for Impact since 2018. As a consultant, she has 30 years of experience working with nonprofits, government agencies, academic institutions, and community collaboratives. She holds a Masters and PhD in nonprofit management and organizational theory from NC State University with a focus on civic engagement, public participation in government, and the role of service recipients in policy and governance at nonprofits. Charlene’s skill set includes creative problem-solving, evaluation, program planning, strategy development, systems change, and project management. As part of her own personal and professional journey, Charlene strives to use her white-woman privilege to surface issues of equity in white-dominated spaces and disrupt the systems that hold inequities in place.