Robert Muschler

Robert Muschler

Robert Muschler

Robert Muschler has experience designing and executing strategy development and capacity building projects for nonprofit organizations, having worked with more than 50 organizations to enhance their impact.

He joins HMA Community Strategies (HMACS) after serving as a consultant with NPO Solutions, now a division of HMACS, where he specialized in strategic planning, strategic restructuring, and the development of community needs assessments. In this role, he has led and co-led numerous engagements working directly with nonprofit executives, boards of directors, and staff on a wide variety of strategy-related projects.

He has engaged clients ranging in industry and scale, from start-up stage agencies still formalizing their operations to organizations with multimillion-dollar budgets and more than 100 years of working in the community. Robert’s work has been focused on behavioral health nonprofits, as well as organizations addressing youth development and early childhood education.

He earned a Master of Public Administration from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree from St. Cloud State University.

Outside of work, Robert is an avid triathlete having completed a full Ironman as well as numerous half Ironman distance races.

Betsy Uhrman

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.

Michael Butler

During his career, Michael Butler has directed hundreds of program evaluation, organizational development, and technical assistance projects in a wide array of areas including public education, college and career readiness, community health and wellness services, and workforce development. His work is centered on accelerating equity and demonstrating measurable impact in the social sector.

Michael comes to HMA from NPO Solutions, now a division of HMA Community Strategies. He has worked with decision-makers at the local, state, and national levels to enhance accountability, measure effectiveness, disseminate best practices and implement research-based strategies for continuous improvement. His work has spanned sectors including public education, workforce development and intervention support programs for youth and families.

At NPO Solutions, he has worked to embed program evaluation and key performance indicator metrics into the firm’s strategic planning model. In addition, he has provided professional development and coaching services focused on data-driven approaches to enhance service delivery and build collaborative evaluation culture into organizations.

He co-founded and served as vice president of Public Works, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to utilizing data to improve the effectiveness of the public and nonprofit sectors. Michael also served as a consultant and researcher.

He earned a Master of Arts in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles, and an undergraduate degree from Occidental College. Michael was also a research fellow at the RAND Corporation and is a graduate of the University of Southern California’s executive program in social innovation through the Price School of Public Policy.