About Us     

Theisen Consulting LLC provides consulting services in strategic and operational planning, facilitation, board governance and effectiveness, organizational development, and public policy.

Terri Theisen is the founder and principal consultant of Theisen Consulting LLC. With more than 30 years of executive leadership and organizational development experience, Terri is proud to lead Theisen Consulting into its fourteenth year in the fall of 2014.

Ms. Theisen and her consulting team have provided counsel and consulting services to many organizations throughout the United States, focusing on the needs of nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies. Terri Theisen has expertise in developing strategic and operational plans, skilled facilitation, board governance and effectiveness experience, executive search for board and senior staff positions, and organizational development consulting. Practice concentrations include public health practice, education, and health and human services.

Theisen Consulting LLC’s office is in Atlanta, Georgia, and the company’s diverse clients include the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, the Federal Reserve System, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Rapides Foundation, the Georgia Public Health Commission, the United Way of Greater Atlanta, the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, the Atlanta Botanical Garden, the Healthcare Georgia Foundation, the Missouri Foundation for Health, the Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida, the Georgia Center for Nonprofits, the Georgia Historical Society, the Partnership Against Domestic Violence, the Junior League, the Florida Department of Health, the Kansas Department of Health and Environmental Protection, the Georgia Conservancy, GreenLaw, and the Georgia Department of Public Health. (Click here for a complete list of clients.)

Prior to founding Theisen Consulting LLC, Terri was senior vice president of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, overseeing the operation of more than 30 affiliates. During her career she also served the American Cancer Society as a senior vice president and was the Executive Director/President of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Georgia Chapter, while also serving as a member of that organization’s national management team.

Terri is an active and committed community leader. She is chair of the United Way of Greater Atlanta’s Women’s Leadership Council, and in January 2014 she was elected to a three year term on the United Way Worldwide Women’s Leadership Council. Terri is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Psoriasis Foundation, serving on its executive committee, and as past chair of its nationwide advocacy and public policy committee. Terri is an active alumnae of Leadership Atlanta (class of 2007) and is currently co-chair of the Alumni Programs Breakfast Briefing Series for 2014-2015. She is past chair of the Board of Hands On Atlanta and currently serves on its Advisory Board. She is a past chair of the Women of Alexis de Tocqueville Society at United Way of Greater Atlanta; is a past board member for the Children’s Healthcare Foundation; a past board member (and current Advisory Board member) of the Visiting Nurse Health System/Hospice Atlanta. She is a member of many other civic and professional associations, including the American Public Health Association and the American Society of Association Executives.

Terri is a graduate of the Diversity Leadership Academy (2005) and is a sought-after speaker and conference session leader, and has been interviewed by numerous industry publications focused on the nonprofit sector. Terri will be presenting a session (One Size Doesn’t Fit All) at the October 2014 BoardSource Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C

Terri is the author of two books: Nonprofit Business Plan Development: From Vision, Mission, and Values to Implementation, and Succession Planning for Nonprofit Leadership: Steps to Ensuring Your Organization’s Future, and numerous articles related to nonprofit management and effectiveness.