“I have committed my career to seeing that people, communities, and the organizations and institutions that support them can flourish and thrive. We are at a pivotal point in our history where the convergence of sectors, fields, and public and private interests are creating enormous threats and significant opportunities for many stakeholders across the healthcare, social, and technology sectors.”
When it comes to designing and implementing partnerships between CBOs and the healthcare sector, strategic organizational development or community planning, Jacob brings I’ve-lived-it-myself expertise to Collaborative Consulting and our clients. Jacob’s skills in intensive planning and organizational skill-building, advanced market research, model design, and partnership engagement yield real-world results. These include quality improvements to home and community-based services, new revenue-generating agreements with healthcare entities, and wider influence and awareness that position CBOs as high value partners for healthcare organizations and others seeking to achieve better health and outcomes for their communities.
For over ten years, Jacob has supported and led teams and organizations in areas of community development, economic development, human services and community health. Driven by a lifelong desire to see communities and the organizations and institutions that support them flourish, his academic and professional pursuits have always focused on people, commerce, and policy. Jacob has considerable experience and expertise delivering results in organizational change and advancement. He has studied, designed and managed public and privately funded programs and services for public and private, for-profit and nonprofit organizations in the US and abroad.
Jacob earned his Bachelor of Arts at Bennington College and his Master of Science with Distinction at the London School of Economics and Political Science where he studied the influences of public policies on the activities of commercial ecosystems and effects on community design, health, and wellbeing. Jacob has also completed numerous executive training programs including Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation in Cambridge, MA; the Colorado Health Foundation’s Linkage Lab program; Undoing Racism training by the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond in New Orleans, LA; and Edward Tufte’s Presenting Data & Information in New York City. Jacob has received numerous awards for his work and the work of teams he has led, including the Elderberry Award from the Aging Services Foundation of Boulder County, Age-Friendly Community distinction from AARP and the World Health Organization for strategic planning efforts in Boulder County, an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties, and the annual Cities Prize for Outstanding Contribution from the London School of Economics. Jacob has written articles and been featured in several print and online publications, including Generations and Aging Today, and has spoken at several national conferences hosted by ASA, n4a, and the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities.
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