CEO / Managing PartnerMary is highly skilled at Executive Coaching, Workplace Investigation, and Conflict Resolution and often uses those skills, along with her considerable experience, when advising her clients regarding employment related risk mitigation, strategic planning and interest-based problem resolution.
President, Organizational Intervention, Realignment & DevelopmentMike Oliver leads MRG’s Resource Development and Utilization practice area and serves as President. Mike often serves clients by leading specialist teams in financial interventions, forensic accounting and budget analysis projects.
AdministrationAndrea Stanley is responsible for managing the administrative activities for the MRG organization. She has broad-based experience in several industries that contribute to the success of coordinating the many service areas of MRG.
Public Works, Wastewater, Solid WasteMike has over thirty years of experience in the private and public sectors in the environmental, public works and water utility sectors. He has spent the last fifteen years leading and managing public works and water utility organizations for both a municipality and a sanitation district. Mike has a proven track record of leading organization change while developing strong management teams.
Lynette L. Busby
Transportation Demand ManagementLynette Busby is the Executive Director of the Contra Costa Centre Transit Village. She has been involved in Transportation Demand Management for over 25 years…
Community Development and PlanningVictor Carniglia brings to MRG a wide range of planning skills and experience, having worked as a planner at the municipal level in a variety of positions and locales. During his 30 plus-year career, Victor has had the opportunity to work on virtually every facet of the planning profession.
City Clerk Services, CoachingShirley Concolino provides broad experience in leading teams to success by understanding what motivates people and what is critical in personal relationships to achieve a common goal. It is with a combined approach of understanding the process of reengineering, utilizing technology to achieve those goals…
Law EnforcementFred has over 30 years of Law Enforcement experience and served as the Police Chief and Interim City Manager for the City of Hercules, California. During his tenure as Interim City Manager, Hercules faced a financial crisis, which required general fund expenditures to be reduced by 30 percent.
Finance and Management ServicesGetachew Demeku provides advice and counseling to local government agencies in the areas of Finance and Management services. Getachew has over 20 years of experience in accounting, budgeting and financial management.
Finance and Management ServicesJack Dilles provides services to meet the needs of local governments, focusing on effective solutions to financial issues. His areas of expertise, gained through career public service in governmental finance, include strategic financial plans, analysis of new revenue options…
Law EnforcementDan Drummond has over 30 years of law enforcement experience in a variety of assignments including leadership roles with Sacramento County and the Cities of Citrus Heights and West Sacramento. Dan began his 27 year career with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department.
Investigations, Public Safety, Organizational TransitionsRudolph Escalante is a highly experienced private consultant who provides executive leadership and professional management services. Mr. Escalante has over thirty years of experience serving California communities as a Public Safety officer.
James T. Gandley
Health and Human ServicesJames T. Gandley, D.D.S., M.P.H., is a recognized expert in executive organizational management and health policy. He brings 35 years of executive management and health care delivery experience, along with a shared passion for organizational systems and healthy populations.
Human Resources ServicesErica Greenberg is an engaging and dedicated human resources professional who has a broad range of experience within the disciplines of Human Resources. She is highly skilled in recruitment, classification and compensation, benefits, employee relations and labor relations.
Human Resources ServicesCharlene Harris has over 35 years of broad-based, public and private-sector experience, including 19 years of providing personnel services primarily in recruitment, selection and classification; 10 years of management experience in the public and private human and social services fields; and 10 years in the public utility industry.
Recreation, Parks and Community ServicesNancy Kaiser has over 30 years of experience providing parks and recreation services to communities in Northern California. For nearly ten years, Nancy has provided consulting advice to local recreation agencies and nonprofit organizations.
Brian M. Kelly
Fire Service and Public Safety CommunicationsBrian has over 35 years of experience in the Fire Service, including over 20 years as Fire Chief of three California Fire Departments. He was the Fire Chief and Emergency Services Director in the City of Millbrae for 12 years, the City of Union City for three years, and the City of San Mateo for five years.
Richard S. Knecht
Human Resources and Organizational DevelopmentRichard Knecht has delivered program operations, leadership, strategic planning and training services to public and private healthcare and human service systems for more than 26 years. He is highly regarded in California for his work in designing, adapting and implementing integrated Systems of Care for public human service agencies.
Organizational TrainingClaire Laughlin, MA, is a dynamic and engaging trainer and consultant who uses experiential and innovative methods to help teams and organizations achieve results. With every client, she seeks to build individual leadership potential, teach positive communication habits, and enhance trust among and between team members.
Local Government ServicesNadine Levin is a consultant in MRG’s local government management practice area. Nadine provides clients with strategic advice and analysis on organizational issues and she is able to provide practical recommendations and solutions to challenges…
Human Resource Services, Organizational DevelopmentLynn Marks is a highly skilled HR professional with an accomplished record of developing and aligning HR strategies with business goals. She provides guidance, counseling, and support in all areas of Human Resources with emphasis on leadership development and coaching, executive evaluation, cultural assessment, employee relations, conflict resolution, performance management, investigations, training and team building.
Water resources, flood control and wastewaterRudolf Ohlemutz has worked as a water resources, flood control, and sanitary engineer for 40 years. For 16 years, he was employed as Director of Engineering and Field Operations at the Vallejo Sanitation and Flood Control District. In this position, his accomplishments include…
Community Development and PlanningAs the former Planning, Housing and Redevelopment Director for the City of Roseville and Planning Manager for the City of Walnut Creek, Paul Richardson provides a combination of skills including downtown revitalization, development project management, policy…
Community Development and Planning
Michele provides professional consultation services in the areas of community development, planning policy, CEQA and project implementation. With a 30-year career in both the public and private sectors focused on municipal planning and management.
Transportation Demand ManagementChris Romero is the Program Manager for the Contra Costa Centre Transit Village. She manages the day to day financial and support operations of the Transportation Demand Management and Child Care programs.
Human Resources and Organizational DevelopmentValerie Ruxton provides advice, counseling and support in the area of human resources, with special emphasis on policy review and development, employee relations, labor relations preparation, performance management, grievance investigation and response…
Community Development and PlanningRebecca Schmidt is a land use planner with over 29 years of professional planning experience. She specializes in navigating the environmental and entitlement process for master planned communities, open space and habitat restoration projects. Her strength is finding innovative solutions…
Marcie G. Scott
Human Resources and Organizational DevelopmentMarcie Scott has provided personnel management services and guidance to all levels of staff in full-service California cities and special districts for 20 years. Key appointments include serving as Director of Human Resources at the City of Manhattan Beach for six years…
Human Resources and Organizational DevelopmentHeather Shupe is a dedicated public service manager with over 25 years of experience in public agencies and non-profit organizations. Specializing in full-cycle recruitment, Heather has a proven ability to manage projects while mentoring and developing staff.
Human Resources and Organizational DevelopmentBronda Silva provides support and human resources services to local government agencies in the areas of general human resources support, classification and compensation, recruitment and testing, policy development, executive search, negotiations preparations…
Finance and Management ServicesTom provides consulting services to clients in Finance and Management areas including advice in best practices, financial analysis and long-term financial strategic planning.
Recreation, Parks and Community ServicesPamela Sloan offers advice and counseling in the areas of Parks, Recreation and Library Services. She is an expert in operations and management and applies those skills, along with 30 years’ experience, when advising her clients in organizational management…
Human Resources and Organizational DevelopmentLisa Sullivan brings executive perspective combined with operational expertise to every project in which she is involved. Her diverse experiences during her exceptional 33-year public sector career honed her ability to see across traditional roles and responsibilities…
Community Development and PlanningCassandra Walker led the award winning redevelopment efforts in downtown Napa for 16 years as the Community Development Director. With over 30 years of public and private planning and development experience, Cassandra brings a unique set of skills to…
Community Development and PlanningVictoria provides services and consultation in the areas of community development, planning policy and project implementation. With a 30-year career in the public sector focused on municipal planning and management, Victoria’s services to clients include…
Coaching, Labor Relations and Fiscal SustainabilityCraig Whittom provides advice and support in the areas of coaching, labor relations, fiscal sustainability and project management. He is a solution oriented management professional, with significant experience in staff development, performance based management and problem solving with limited resources.
Human Resources and Organizational DevelopmentCharlie Wilson provides broad support to public agencies in the human resources and risk management disciplines. As a seasoned practitioner and leader, he can assess the operational, programmatic and strategic effectiveness of HR and Risk Management activities and support agencies.
Martha K. Wilson
Human Resources and Organizational DevelopmentMartha Wilson provides a wide variety of services and guidance to all levels of staff in the California public sector, specializing in County Government. After a successful career in mortgage banking, Martha started working in California’s public sector as a Deputy County Counsel for the County of Yuba in March 1998…
Alan A. Wolken
Community Development and Planning, Finance and Management ServicesAlan has 30 years of municipal planning, redevelopment and engineering experience in local governments in both Northern and Southern California. During his career, Alan has worked on a variety of projects ranging from small commercial efforts to 500,000 square-foot adaptive re-use projects.
William J. Zenoni
Finance and Management ServicesWilliam Zenoni provides advice and counseling to local government agencies in the areas of finance and management . Bill has 35 years of governmental finance and management experience, working in the public sector primarily in the areas of finance, budgeting…
Michael F. Stallings
Recreation, Parks and Community ServicesMichael Stallings offers advice and counseling in the areas of Parks, Community and Recreation Services. Mike brings over 30 years of experience in providing parks and recreation services to public, private and non-profit agencies in various sized organizations…
Public Works, Development ServicesWayne Tanda provides consulting services to local jurisdictions in the areas of public works, engineering, and transportation. He is skilled in organizational analysis and development, strategic planning, leadership and management. Wayne is experienced in…