Los Angeles, CA
A skilled strategist and facilitator, Betsy Uhrman has a keen ability to help social sector organizations prepare for a changing future.
Betsy joins HMA from NPO Solutions, now a division of HMA Community Strategies, where she worked extensively with nonprofit and public sector organizations on all aspects of organizational planning and development. Her work has spanned a wide range of issue areas such as public education, youth development, homeless services, public and behavioral health, visual and performing arts, and economic justice.
She has facilitated numerous strategic planning processes, helping organizations set priorities and focus resources according to community needs, considering stakeholder input and changing internal and external conditions. Betsy also has significant experience working with multi-stakeholder collaboratives to move through a process of shared inquiry, problem-solving, and decision making.
Before working with NPO Solutions, Betsy worked at the Open Society Foundations and Tides Foundation where she conducted field research and implemented grantmaking programs in areas such as youth development, media, disability rights, and economic justice. In these capacities, she had many opportunities to consider how to cultivate partnerships and to effectively support large-scale programs and projects.
Betsy earned a Master of Public Administration from the University of Southern California, and an undergraduate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.