Emily Kaltenbach, NM Senior Director, Drug Policy Alliance

ML Consulting has been an invaluable asset to our organization over the past few years.  Drug Policy Alliance has worked with Michele to help build out our local drug strategy work in New Mexico which included developing a way to solicit authentic community input.  Not only did Michele deliver the facilitation, planning, organizational, strategy development, and writing skills we needed for the project, she did it with compassion and consideration to ensure the voices of our community are represented in our policy work.  I would work with Michele every day if I could!

Andrea Fisher Maril, former Chief Executive Officer, Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region

We worked with Michele on two projects—board assessment, and strategic planning. Our board assessment has already enhanced our board performance considerably. I highly recommend ML Consulting!

David Chavez, Executive Director, Cooperative Education Services

I could not be more pleased with the way Michele Lis has helped CES through their Strategic Plan development. She was not only an expert at making recommendations to solidify our goals and strategic priorities, but a genuinely nice person.

Kristin Carmichael, former Director, Community Health CHRISTUS St. Vincent

As a funder of community health services in Santa Fe NM, Michele’s consulting assistance has been invaluable. She is a master of facilitating discussions that get to the heart of the matter, and her attention to detail is unparalleled. I trust her implicitly, and should she allow it, would gladly clone and hire several of her!

Eugene J. Schmidt, PhD, Superintendent, Farmington Municipal Schools

Absolutely amazing! Powerful words of praise cannot express the high quality of service provided by ML Consulting. To any agency, business, or public or private enterprise, look to partner with ML Consulting. It will be the best guidance you have ever received.

Judy Grant, Board Chairman, Mesa Verde Foundation

From the first moment that I met Michele Lis, I knew she was the right person for our board retreat. Her preparation was thorough and geared exactly to our goals. and her follow-up work made sure that we had a way to maintain the energy and momentum she had helped us build.

Board Member at a recent board retreat facilitated by ML Consulting

I usually equate a board retreat with a root canal, but today’s has been a real pleasure and very productive. The day flew by.

Maria Jose Rodriguez Cadiz, Executive Director, Solace Crisis Treatment Center, Santa Fe

The entire business and human services field is entering a new era of professionalization demand for evidence-based practice, emphasis on development, and quality improvement. These elements require leadership, practice implementation, and foresight of a complex and technical nature. This is a uniquely challenging combination of needed skills. I believe Michele possesses those skills.

Her facilitation skills, her continuing emphasis on creating good standards and learning proactive approaches in her field are the kind agencies that interact with her would gain. They are critical to our community businesses and non-profits.

She is an incredible problem solver and she has contributed ideas to Solace we will forever benefit from.

She is incredibly well organized and tenaciously committed to her work. She possesses an exceptional blend of intellectual skills, a sense of humanity and a solid and robust foundation to do the work she does, which are some of the wonderful qualities that describe her character.

Sherry Hooper, Executive Director, The Food Depot

ML Consulting helped us through a time of transition. Michele guided the Board and staff through the planning process and helped us develop a strategic plan focused on growing the organization and finding new ways to obtain additional food donations.