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Jamie Bain

Senior Management Consultant

Prior to joining MAD in 2022, Jamie worked for the University of Minnesota Extension, where she led a large regional food justice network, working alongside grassroots, governmental, nonprofit, and academic partners to advance equitable access to healthy food in the Twin Cities metro; developed and led a novel leadership development program focusing on teaching trauma-informed and equity-focused facilitation skills to public health practitioners and social justice advocates; managed food justice projects leading to policy, systems, and environmental changes across Minnesota’s food system; and supported change management efforts across Extension operations, leading to greater staff engagement and retention. Jamie has also managed youth programming on Minneapolis’s northside and the eastside of St. Paul and worked on global health initiatives in Cape Town, South Africa, and Kampala, Uganda.

Consulting focus

Jamie’s consulting focus is in trauma-informed, equity-based facilitation, leadership development and mentorship, organizational development, change management, community engagement, networked ways of working, and project management. She became a consultant to bring the skills she learned leading large-scale equity-focused systems change and organizational development efforts to clients across sectors.

Client and project highlights 

Some of Jamie’s projects include the following:

  • Office of Grant Management: Providing facilitation and evaluation services to improve and sustain operations of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Grant Administration Community of Practice
  • Department of Health: Facilitating a series of workshops to support the Community Health Division in understanding their priorities for more effective internal collaboration. 
  • Department of Human Services: Helping them determine how to best support professional development for practitioners in the fields of aging and disability during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

Educational background

Jamie has a bachelor’s degree in Science from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, a master’s degree in public health from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, and training in Art of Hosting and Technology of Participation (ToP).

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