our team / Maureen MacCarthy

Maureen has been actively involved in leadership in the service and health care industry for over 15 years. Her experience as a manager includes overseeing hiring processes, managing a diverse work force, and designing and implementing HR, Financial, Staffing and Clinical systems. Throughout her career, she has utilized her experience, education, and expertise to provide leadership focused on enhancing health and dignity for clients, organizations, and staff. Maureen has experience in many community service roles, spanning the range of Social Worker, CPS Case Manager, Alzheimer's & Dementia Care Program Director, Staff Trainer, Nursing Home Administrator, and now Program Consultant. She has worked with staff and organizations in the areas of Health Care, Therapeutic Recreation, Mental Retardation and Community Integration, Child Abuse Services, and Medicare/PPS requirements.

Having been a manager of large employee and client systems in the social and health services industry, Maureen understands first-hand the challenges and constraints that government-regulated organizations must face. She is skilled at managing the intersection of business and community systems, ranging from backyard composting workshops, researching methods for the City of Seattle to reduce food waste, and working as a part of the board of directors for her local community neighborhood association. Her work in specialized communication has resulted in recognition at the local and regional level for her expertise in applying communication strategies in the area of Alzheimer's and Dementia care. Maureen has developed training programs for both businesses and academic settings. She is a member of the faculty for City University's Masters in Business Administration, and the University of Washington's Organizational Communication certificate program.

Maureen's MBA program focused in managerial leadership and she is also knowledgeable in Business Tax and Accounting issues. Maureen has been a small business owner and employer for several years - building a community-based business from the ground up, increasing productivity and profitability over 400% during the life of the business. Maureen's approach incorporates her business research skills, as well as her insight into human behavior within systems. This diversity of experience combined with her background in employee education and training provides the basis for her consulting practice. Maureen's clients appreciate her candor, her sense of humor, and her crisp business analysis. Her insight is often useful in areas concerning clarity of communication or work processes and development of leadership and business strategies.