Cari C.

Chief of Staff

Over 10 years of executive leadership experience providing strategic counsel, and managing day-to-day operations. Unique experience in providing change management, project management and org-wide integration leadership for both for-profit mergers and acquisitions and nonprofit charitable asset transfers. Experienced in retirement and health benefits regulatory compliance, and other Human Resources related matters. As well as managing org-wide project plan, high level communications, obtaining guidance from employment attorneys and M&A attorneys, leading integration committee meetings, and other change management mechanisms to support the merger.

Over 10 years of experience leading multiple work streams, complex projects and teams of people while leaning on project management and people development training and competencies. Strengths in culture and climate setting and team building activities to support a successful merger of people and missions. Oftentimes team leadership included facilitating and planning meetings, orientations, and workshops.

Competencies: project management, process improvement, team leadership, HR generalist, health and retirement benefits consolidation, merger and acquisitions/charitable asset transfers, employment (EEOC) investigations, workplace discrimination and grievances, settlement/negotiations/mediation, governmental advocacy, and overall ability to fill gaps within a leadership team in roles (CoS).


  • Strategic Leadership
  • Project Management
  • Communications


  • BA from Howard University
  • JD from Western Michigan Cooley Law School
  • Project Management Certificated from Cornell University

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