Rae Levine’s powerful blend of hands-on leadership and management experience is steeped in years of serving a wide variety of nonprofits with organization development consulting, training, and facilitation. She brings particular expertise in the following areas:
- Leadership transition
- Board development
- Strategic planning
- Organizational effectiveness & sustainability
Rae is known for designing, guiding, and facilitating conversations that enable people—in both organizations and communities—to work together to plan, solve problems, and take action.
Most recently, Rae served as interim executive director at Wallingford Community Senior Center, a warm and welcoming place where older adults in north Seattle can continue to learn and thrive while moving through life’s transitions in a positive and healthy way.
“Thanks for the time you spent leading WCSC. We have been lucky to benefit from your considerable skills, wisdom, and personal warmth.“ Ed Ringness, Board President, Wallingford Community Senior Center
Prior to that, she served as interim executive director The Sophia Way, a nonprofit that assists women move from homelessness to independence in East King County. Comments about her work there:
“Rae was very strong — and consequently very effective — at issue spotting and then prioritizing the fixes for the many issues we faced. I really appreciated her transparency. I felt as if she was part of our team and was as invested as we were in the health and improvement of the organization. Rae did a very good job of stepping into the role of ED and behaving as ED, even though she knew she was interim and even though she didn’t create the issues/problems she faced.” Lynn Engel, Board Chair, The Sophia Way
Previously, Rae served as interim executive director at the Dispute Resolution Center of King County and at the Greater Maple Valley Community Center; and was the founding executive director of a community land trust for affordable housing. She led the organization during its first 7.5 years and, in collaboration with a dedicated board of trustees and a workforce of thirty active volunteers, created a compelling vision, achieved an ambitious 5-year goal toward that vision, and raised more than $2.7 million for program and operations.
Rae began her consulting career as a senior consultant and managing director with Interaction Associates, Inc., an internationally known consulting and training firm. She was the lead designer and product development manager of Mastering Meetings for Results, a premier course on effective meetings and team problem solving.
Rae’s earlier experience includes working in a regional network of cooperative food stores and suppliers, co-founding a worker-managed interstate trucking company, serving as Director of Operations for a non-profit employment and training agency serving farmworkers, and creating partnerships of business, education, and labor organizations to train unemployed workers as solar energy systems installers.
Rae has also served as a volunteer mediator. She has lived, worked, and volunteered in Latin America and is fluent in Spanish.
For a resume, go to: Rae Levine Resume
Listed in WA’s Nonprofit Resource Directory at http://www.501commons.org/local-service-providers/listings/rae-levine-consulting