Meet the inner circle
Our multifaceted, multidisciplinary team brings together a distinctive set of diverse experiences, passions and talents.
Luminare Group is a minority, woman-owned firm.
Jara Dean-Coffey is Luminare Group's fearless and funny founder and former founder of jdcPartnerships. She has spent the past 25+ years working with leaders who hold one thing in common: a commitment to challenging themselves and their organizations to have a transformative impact on the individuals, communities and systems they touch.
Jara is passionate about elevating our collective understanding of the relationship between values, context, strategy and evaluation and shifting our practices so that they are more fully in service of stated aims. Jara reminds those who work with her and her team that it is a joy and privilege to be of service and that it takes us all to make this work and world a better place.
ADRIANA ROCHA, MA
Capacity Building | Strategy
Adriana has been partnering with grassroots organizations and leaders for 25 years, designing and facilitating strategic planning, program planning, board development and fund development processes.
To learn more about Adriana, please visit her LinkedIn page.
Pushing Practice | Strategy
Cristy has spent 27 years as a passionate community-based change leader skilled in program design, building leadership and catalyzing change in service to equity and liberation.
To learn more about Cristy, please visit her LinkedIn page.
Strategy | Pushing Practice | Capacity Building
Ginger brings over 20 years of experience leading communications, facilitation and strategy for game-changing social and environmental justice initiatives across the US and internationally.
To learn more about Ginger, please visit Orange Strategies.
Portfolio Manager | Evaluation | Pushing Practice | Capacity Building
Jill has over 20 years of experience designing frameworks and tools supporting practices which bridge strategy, evaluation and learning. Jill also serves as our portfolio manager.
To learn more about Jill, please visit her LinkedIn page.
KELLY HANNUM, PHD
Kelly has over 20 years of experience blending evaluation theory and practice to help stakeholders make the world a measurably better place by clarifying purposes, processes and progress.
To learn more about Kelly, please visit her LinkedIn page.
Lauren has spent the last 15 years providing money management services to brilliant people who are making the world a better place.
To learn more about Lauren, please visit Lizardo Consulting.
LEE ANN PREBIL, PHD
Lee Ann has 22 years of experience blending epidemiologic research, public health program design and evaluation to an array of audiences in service of community health and well-being.
To learn more about Lee Ann, please visit her LinkedIn page.
MICHELLE GISLASON, MA
Michelle has 16 years of experience walking alongside social justice leaders and organizations providing leadership coaching, facilitation, training, instruction and program design.
To learn more about Michelle, please visit her LinkedIn page.
SARAH BUEK, MSW, LCSW
Sarah has over 10 years of experience working in social services, philanthropy, higher education and nonprofit consulting to change mindsets and strengthen leaders’ processes and skills to think evaluatively.
To learn more about Sarah, please visit Insight Partners Consulting.